Red Deer


52°16' N 113°48' W


Lutheran immigrants from Yagodnaya Polyana settled southwest of Red Deer in 1892.  Large numbers of German settlers began arriving in 1894, most coming from Volhynia.

The area of South Red Deer Lake became known as the Bashaw area, and eventually a town was established there also.

Volga German Congregations

St. Peter Lutheran Church - Bashaw



Scheuerman, Richard D. & Clifford E. Trafzer. The Volga Germans: Pioneers of the Northwest (Moscow, ID: University of Idaho Press, 1985): 173-174.