Schetzsle: A century of homesteading

Hayden Schetzsle, Terry Schetzsle and Graham Schetzsle of Veteran celebrated 100 years since the first Schetzsles staked their claim on their homestead on Sat., Aug. 6.  ECA Review/Submitted

Two bus loads of family and friends pulled away from Veteran Hall on a beautiful sunny afternoon on Sat., Aug. 6 to tour “Little Gem”, the Schetzsle family homestead area, to celebrate 100 years since the first Schetzsles from Indiana staked their claim on their homestead.

The land is now owned by great-grandson, Graham Schetzsle.

The travellers returned to the hall about 5 p.m. to enjoy a bountiful roast beef dinner supplied by Willow Creek Catering from Hanna, Alberta.

The evening continued with a short program consisting of some homestead stories by Agnes Schetzsle Rumohr, Charlene Dunbar and Terry Schetzsle and was enjoyed by all.

The evening also included the evening with music, dancing and much visiting and reminiscing.

The celebration did double duty as it also included the acknowledgement of the 50th wedding anniversary of Terry and Linda Schetzsle of Veteran. About 275 people attended the happy event.

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