Emilie (Amelia) AltwasserThe Eighth child of Friedrich Altwasser and Wilhelmine Wilde
Emilie was born at Dabrowka (Dombrowka or Dombrofka), in the Shitomir parish of Wolhynia, Russia on July 4, 1882, the sixth daughter of Friedrich W. Altwasser and Wilhelmine Wilde. On the 1901 census she is listed as having a birthday on August 4, 1882 and is listed a being a domestic worker.
Emilie Altwasser was listed as a witness along with Theodor Wilde at the marriage of her sister Emma Altwasser to Franz Banmann on July 17, 1902 at the Zion Lutheran Church south of Neudorf, Saskatchewan.
Emilie Altwasser and Ludwig Obst
Selected text from "A Journey of Discovery", (2005)
Emilie married Ludwig Obst in 1902, probably in Wolseley, Assiniboia, N.W.T. (now Saskatchewan), exact date uncertain. Vital Statistics in Saskatchewan does not have a marriage record on file and the Wolseley Lutheran Church where the original records might have been kept, burned down, destroying the church books. Emilie died on February 28, 1903 in Wolseley. Based on a discussion with Leona Altwasser Gess, the cause of death was an ectopic pregnancy. Emilie is buried in the Old Wolseley cemetery.
The burial location was found by Elsie Lenz Pearson and her daughter Ruth , and the description she gives of the find follows: "Mr. Tubman of the Funeral Home in Wolseley took Ruth and I to what is known as the 'Old Wolseley Cemetery' three or four miles north of Wolseley. It was here we found the tombstone with the following information:
It's a lovely little cemetery - very nicely kept."
Ludwig Obst married Emma Banmann in 1905 and the family lived on their homestead in the Wolseley district until 1918 when they moved to Yellow Grass. Ludwig and Emma had nine children and their story is written up in the history book "Yellow Grass Our Prairie Community".
Ectopic Pregnancies and Alternative Names.
A pregnancy in which the fertilized egg implants in tissue outside of the uterus and the placenta and fetus begin to develop there. The most common site is within a Fallopian tube, however, ectopic pregnancies can occur in the ovary, the abdomen, and in the lower portion of the uterus (the cervix). Also called cervical pregnancy; abdominal pregnancy or tubal pregnancy
Ectopic pregnancies are usually caused by conditions that obstruct or slow the passage of a fertilized ovum (egg) through the Fallopian tube to the uterus. This may be caused by a physical blockage. Most cases are a result of scarring caused by previous tubal infection. Up to 50% of women with ectopic pregnancies have a medical history inclusive of salpingitis or PID (Pelvic Inflammatory Disease). Some ectopic pregnancies can be traced to congenital tubal abnormalities, endometriosis, tubal scarring and kinking caused by a ruptured appendix, scarring caused by previous tubal surgery and prior ectopic pregnancies. In a few cases, the cause is unknown.
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