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Joe Anstett - Part Three



Joe Anstetts family moved to Prince Albert, Saskatchewan in the 1900s from Aitkin, Minnesota, U.S.A. They lived and worked at the old Celtic Brickyard where they ran the dairy farm. Joe went to school in Prince Albert and worked at the Northern Brickyard all summer at the age of fifteen, before going to the north country trapping for the winter. Some of his family worked at the Brickyard and others like Joe and his friends trapped in the Candle Lake area and north-east almost to the Flin Flon area and due north to Montreal Lake. At that time this was all a wilderness area, without roads and completely unsettled except for the local Cree Indians and fur trading posts. Joe and his family all returned to Van Dyke, Michigan in 1926 after several years of trapping. This is their story told mostly in photographic form.




Anstett family Photographs

Joe Anstett with his family.

Joe Anstett with his family.
Back Row: left to right - Clifford, Roy, Esther and their friends the "Day Girls" and cousin Ivan.
Front Row: left to right - Joe Anstett, Joe's mother, Ida and Joe's father, Wendlin.

Joe Anstett family photo.

Anstett family about 1915.
Back Row: left to right - Roy, Joe, Ida holding Clifford, Wilbert
Wendlin and Esther.

Joe Anstett, Esther and Wilbert.

Joe Anstett, horseback left - Roy - right, Esther and Wilbert standing, 1915.
While living at the Celtic Brickyard near Prince Albert.

Joe Anstett, Esther and Wilbert.

Joe Anstett - right, Roy and Albert Hart in horse and buggy.

Joe Anstett family picture.

Back row:
Man left unidentified, Dad's sister-in-law Josephine, Dad's sister Mary.
Joe's mother Ida, Joe's Dad, Wendlin holding Clifford.

Front row:
Joe - left, Roy, Esther and Wilbert.
In front of home at Celtic Brickyard, Prince Albert, Saskatchewan.

Roy's school picture.

Roy's School Picture: Joe Anstett, second from left in the back row.
Roy Anstett, right in front row (cut off in picture).

Skating party on little lake.

Sunday afternoon skating party on a little lake near Celtic Brickyard.
Joe in white sweater his dog, Major, two of the girl's names were
Peggy Monfort and Margaret O'Conner (sitting in the cutter).

Skating party on little lake.

Skating party, Joe Anstett sitting on the runner and friend's.
They shovelled snow off the lake to skate at Celtic brickyard

Old Prince Albert skating rink.

The old Prince Albert skating rink.
As a teenager, Joe was on the Prince Albert hockey team.

Dog Team races on the Saskatchewan River.

Dog Team races on the frozen Saskatchewan River, winter of 1920.

Scenery Red River.

Scenery along the Little Red River, near Prince Albert, Saskatchewan.

Scenery Red River.

Scenery along the Little Red River, near Prince Albert, Saskatchewan.

Little Red River Bridge.

Little Red River and bridge near Prince Albert, Saskatchewan.
This little river flowed into the Saskatchewan River near Paddockwood.

River Street, Prince Albert, Saskatchewan.

River Street in Old Prince Albert, and the Bandstand by the Saskatchewan River.
Weekend band concerts were held there all summer. Fur Buyers
and Chinese restaurants lined River Street.

Paddlewheel boat on Saskatchewan River.

Bridge at Prince Albert crossing the Saskatchewan River.
Paddle wheel boat on the river towing a log boom.

Central Avenue, Prince Albert.

Central Avenue Prince Albert 1949-50.

Central Avenue, Prince Albert.

Central Avenue Prince Albert 1949-50, looking north.

Water tower, Prince Albert.

Water Tower located on the south hill in Prince Albert, 1949-50.

Lumber Mill in Grayling, Michigan.

Hanson Lumber Co. Grayling Michigan, Joe Anstett wrote his wife, Dearest Maizie,
I am enroute to Northern Michigan with Clarence and Darcy.

A new home in the USA.

A new home in the U.S.A. age 21, A new way of life.
The beginning of a long career in mechanics.
Joe rebuilding the motor of Patches, the old Ford Coupe
purchased from Uncle Clarence for $15.00

Joe, early summer age 21.

Joe, early summer age 21. Van Dyke, Michigan.
Photo taken on Chalmers Avenue, in the backyard of Mr and Mrs Arthur Lowe,
his future beloved in laws where he boarded.

Joe,Roy and Esther.

Roy, Esther and Joe in front of house, Van Dyke, Michigan, 1927.

Mrs Hart, Wendlin and Ida Anstett.

Mrs Hart (Albert Hart's mother), Wendlin and Ida Anstett.

Mrs Hart and Ida Anstett.

Mrs Hart and Ida Anstett.
Joe trapped all the muskrats for his mother's Coat.

Vernon Kinsberg and Joe Anstett's father Wendlin.

Vernon Kinsberg and Joe Anstett's father, Wendlin.

Charles Lorenz with Roy and Wilbert.

Charles Lorenz with Roy and Wilbert.

Joe with Major and cousin Lawrence.

Joe with Major and cousin Lawrence at Celtic Brickyard.

Charlie Lorenz (left), Wendlin Anstett at Celtic Brickyard.<br>Friend in center, unidentified.

Joe with Major and cousin Lawrence at Celtic Brickyard.

Wilbert Anstett in Michigan.

Wilbert Anstett in Michigan.

Anstett family.

Christmas 1944 in Detroit, Michigan.
Rear, Roy, Ida Anstett and Joe. Front: Wilbert and Esther.

Grandpa Anstett seated.

Four generations
Grandpa Anstett seated, his son Phillip standing
Phillip's daughter Mildred holding her daughter Irene.

Joe Anstett and Vernon Kinsbirg.

The best of friends! Vernon Kinsberg, Joe Anstett all dressed up!
Looks like they are standing in front of the old Grotto pool hall in
Prince Albert, Saskatchewan.

Joe and Ida Anstett.

Wendlin and Ida Anstett in their home in Aikin, Minnesota 1904.

Joe and Ida Anstett.

Wendlin and Ida Anstett in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan.

Joe and Ida Anstett.

Wendlin and Ida Anstett at the Celtic Brickyard in
Prince Albert, Saskatchewan.

Ida Anstett in Van Dyke, Michigan.

Ida Anstett in Van Dyke, Michigan.

Joe Anstett as a baby.

Joe Anstett baby picture in Van Dyke, Michigan.

Joe Anstett and cousin Ivan.

Joe Anstett and his cousin Ivan baby picture in Van Dyke, Michigan.

Joe and Maizie Anstett.

Joe and Maizie Anstett on their 73rd wedding Anniversary.

Loveland Reporter Herald, Wednesday Feb. 7, 2001.

Joseph F. Anstett - 95 yrs., of Loveland, died Feb. 6, 2001, at North Shore Health Care Facility in Loveland. He was born Sept. 17, 1905, in Aitkin, Minn., to Wendel and Ida Lall Anstett.

He married Maizie Lowe on Nov. 19, 1927, in Detroit. They celebrated their 73rd wedding anniversary last fall. His family moved to Canada when he was very young, and he attended school in Saskatchewan.

He worked as a fur trapper from age 15 until he moved back to the states at the age of 19, settling in Detroit. Following marriage, the couple moved to Englewood in 1956, and to Loveland in 1958. He was founder of Fort Collins Muffler Shop and was the owner and operator from 1958 until his retirement in 1977.

He was a member of the Church of the Nazarene in Loveland. Mr. Anstett is survived by his wife, Maizie Anstett of Loveland; two sons, James Anstett and wife Orrlie of Loveland, and Robert V. Anstett and wife Donna of Wilmore, Ky.; a daughter, Virginia G. Dick and husband Ken of Snohomish, Wash.; nine grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by six siblings.



Daily Times-Call - Longmont, CO - Obituary

Maizie ANSTETT - 101 yrs., of Loveland, passed away on Jan. 12, 2009, at Pathways Hospice Care Center in Loveland. Maizie was born on May 23, 1907, in London, England, to Arthur and Grace (Cox) Lowe. She lived in London during World War I and then immigrated to Canada. She later moved to Detroit, Mich., to Englewood, Colo., and in 1957 moved to Loveland.

She met her teenage sweetheart, Joseph F. Anstett, in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada, and they were married in November 1927 in Detroit, Mich. She was a homemaker and stay-at-home mom with their three children. She loved reading and writing letters and writing of events in her life. She was a member of the Nazarene Church.

She is survived by her son, James Anstett (Ottilie) of Loveland; daughter, Virginia Karber (Kenneth) of Snohomish, Wash.; 20 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, five great-great grandchildren; and a daughter-in-law, Donna Anstett.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 2001, a son, Robert V. Anstett in December 2008, four brothers and two sisters.


Joe and Maizie Anstett.

Joe and Maizie Anstett's headstone, Loveland Burial Park
Loveland, Larimer County, Colorado, USA



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