Fonds 193 Herman Trelle family fonds

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[1900]-2011. — 5 cm of textual records. — 626 photographs. — 226 postcards. — 2 sound recordings.


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Biographical Sketch

Herman Trelle was an internationally recognized grain farmer from the Peace Country who won many international grain championships and awards in the 1920s and early 1930s. His work, along with that of other award winners, proved the potential of the rich farmland of the Peace River Country and turned the agricultural limelight on the northland.

Herman William Trelle filed on the NW 26-71-8-W6th in 1911, when he was still in high school at Alberta College. For the next few years, he spent summers proving up his homestead and working in his father’s sawmill, and winters in Edmonton where he studied physics at the University of Alberta. In 1916 he began farming full time and after he had proved up in1917, enlisted in World War I. After the war he married Beatrice Irene Burdick whom he had met while working in his father’s mill. Beatrice was born in1901 to Frank and May Burdick in Fairmont, Minnesota. Her mother died of tuberculosis when she was five years old and Beatrice was sent to live with her maternal grandparents, the Edward Rimmermans. In 1912, they came over the Edson Trail and homesteaded at Rolla, B.C. It was at there that she met Herman Trelle and married him on December 25, 1919. When the senior Trelles retired in 1920, Herman and Beatrice took over the family farm.

Herman and Beatrice Trelle farmed very successfully at Saskatoon Lake, and soon gained international recognition for growing prize winning grain in the Peace Country. Their first award was at the Edmonton show in 1922 for Ruby wheat and Banner oats, then in 1923 they won third prize in spring wheat at the Chicago Fair. This was the beginning of multiple awards. In 1928 they won a double championship in wheat and oats at that same fair, the first time in history that the two championships had been won by a single competitor. According to an article by Ina Bruns, “from 1926 to 1934 he won 135 international awards. Between 1926-1928 he and his wife entered 56 exhibits in thirteen major shows and won 43 championships, 14 were international. In 1931, Herman Trelle won not only the wheat crown, but world titles for oats, rye, flax and timothy.” To achieve these distinctions during the Great Depression brought hope for a hungry world and world attention to the Trelles and the Peace River Country. Ironically, it was the Great Depression that saw the demise of the Trelle farm, which became so bogged down with debt that the family was moved into Grande Prairie. Like many thousands of farmers, the king of the seed kings had become a victim of the Depression. (Ina Bruns, 1979)

When World War II broke out, Herman again enlisted with the Canadian Army and was stationed first in Calgary and then in Ottawa. He was discharged in 1943 for health reasons, and the family moved to California where he was to supervise an olive grove ranch. On September 2, 1945, he was murdered there by a fired ranch foreman. Herman is buried at Inglewood Cemetery, Los Angeles, California. Beatrice died in 1960 and is buried at Alta Mesa Memorial Park, County of Santa Clara, California.

Herman and Beatrice had three children, all born on the farm at Lake Saskatoon: Marie Ellen, born in 1922; Roy Kay in 1924; and Ronald in 1933. Marie (Trelle) Baynton became a registered nurse in San Antonia, Texas, Kay an aeronautical engineer who worked in the United States for many years before returning to Canada, and Ronald an electronics engineer in San Jose, California.

Custodial History

Originally ten photographs were donated to South Peace Regional Archives by Kay and Mae Trelle in 2006 for inclusion in a display about the Wheat Kings at the Grande Prairie Museum. The personal papers and the bulk of the family photographs were deposited by Kay and Mae Trelle in 2011.

Scope and Content

The fonds consists of personal papers and a large collection of family photographs collected by Herman and Beatrice Trelle. The personal papers relate to Herman and Beatrice Trelle, Marie (Trelle) Baynton, Kay and Marie Trelle and Ronald Trelle. As well, there is a collection of articles written about the Trelle family for newspapers and magazines, and a few paper artifacts related to the community of Lake Saskatoon. The photograph collection includes the Andreas Trelle family, the Zimmerman family, the Herman Trelle family (including service in World War II), the Trelle family farm, the Trelles as World Wheat Kings and on their World Tour, community photographs from the Peace River Country, and some largely unidentified photographs of the extended family.

Notes

Title based on the contents of the fonds.
Related records: the Kay Trelle fonds
Biographical information based on information from Lake Saskatoon Reflections, historical articles in the files, and the genealogical file created by Ronald Trelle.
Accession Numbers: 2006.007; 2011.04

Table of Contents

Series 193.01Personal papers
Series 193.02Trelle family photographs

 

Series 193.01Personal papers. — 1901-2011. — 5 cm of textual records. — 3 photographs. — 1 sound recordings.The series consists of copies of birth, marriage, death and memorial records for Herman and Beatrice Trelle; a file for each of the three children containing personal papers and memories of their family of origin; genealogical research and recollections by Ronald Trelle; articles written by Herman Trelle; articles about Herman and Beatrice Trelle which appeared in various magazines and periodicals; and a file of historical paper artifacts from the Lake Saskatoon-Wembley area. The photographs document the creation of the Trelle family monument in the Lake Saskatoon Cemetery. The sound recording is a Canadiana sound-bite for radio on Herman Trelle.
SubSeries 193.01.01Herman & Beatrice Trelle papers. — 1901-1982. — 20 pp.. — 1 sound recordings.The sub-series consists of copies of birth and confirmation certificates for Beatrice (Burdick) Trelle; a card from her Aunt Nina in 1910; a letter from her Grandpa Tyler after she went to live with the Zimmermans; a 1914 Christmas greeting card from Herman Trelle at the University of Alberta; a copy of the marriage certificate; cards sent home during their world tour in 1931; death and burial records for Herman William Trelle in 1945; a 1956 letter from Beatrice to her children regarding her will and burial; certificate of death, obituary and burial records for Beatrice Irene Trelle; and diagrams, photographs and correspondence regarding the Herman and Beatrice Trelle monument in the Lake Saskatoon Cemetery designed by Kay Trelle. The file also contains writings by Herman–a poem written in high school titled “The Old Peace River Road”, and an article, “The Empire of the North” written ca. 1930. The sound recording is a 1 ½ minute Canadiana sound-bit about the World Wheat King by Paul Preston for CKNW Vancouver Radio in 1981.
SubSeries 193.01.02Marie (Trelle) Baynton papers. — 1931-1989. — 1 cm of textual records.The sub-series consists of a postcard from her friend Ann J in 1931; a 1934 agreement between 11 year-old Marie Trelle and her parents, Herman and Beatrice Trelle, regarding her responsibilities and monthly allowance; a 1980 history of the Herman Trelle family written by Marie Baynton for Lake Saskatoon Reflections, produced by the Wembley Historical Society; writings titled “Chinook” and “Reflections of a Pioneer Life in the North Country” written by Marie in 1981 for the Boerne Reading Club in Oceanside, California; and correspondence with the Glenbow Museum making corrections to some of the recorded history of the Trelle family and the Trelle tropies in the Glenbow collection.
SubSeries 193.01.03Kay & Mae Trelle papers. — 1933-2011. — 1 cm of textual records. — 1 sound recordings.The sub-series consists of a 1933 letter written by Kay about his new baby brother, Ronald; a 1934 agreement between 9 year-old Kay Trelle and his parents, Herman and Beatrice Trelle, regarding his responsibilities and monthly allowance; his certificate of confirmation at St. Mathew’s Church, Wembley; a few papers relating to his service in World War II; his certificate of Canadian citizenship; his life membership in The Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of the Province of British Columbia; correspondence with two historians (Frank Turek and Ina Bruns) regarding the accomplishments of Herman Trelle, Alberta Agriculture and the Glenbow Museum about the donation of an Alberta Grain Co. Trophy won by Herman Trelle, Lake Saskatoon Agricultural Society about two reunions at Wembley during the 1980s, and Peter Trelle on Trelle family genealogy in Germany; a drawing of Kay and Mae’s proposed home on the shore of Lake Saskatoon; financial records regarding the purchase of four lots in the Lake Saskatoon Cemetery; a 2002 article on Kay and Mae Trelle in the Grande Prairie Regional College newsletter; and a 2005 article about Kay Trelle in the Grande Prairie Herald-Tribune. The sound recording is an interview of Mae Trelle in 2011 about the Trelle family and the life and work of Kay Trelle.
SubSeries 193.01.04Ronald Trelle papers. — 1945-2004. — 1 cm of textual records. — 28 photographs.The sub-series consists of a 1945 inoculation record; genealogical research about the Trelle family in Germany, Canada and the United States; memories about the Trelle family, illustrated with photographs, written by Ronald Trelle; personal communications from Ronald to Marie and Kay regarding his funeral and memorial; and a 2004 Christmas letter.
SubSeries 193.01.05Trelle Family Articles. — [1931-1980]. — 1 cm of textual records.The sub-series consists of newspaper and magazine articles which add research material to the history of the Trelle family. It includes “The Mountain Fell on Her Town” by Jessie Bryan about the Frank slide when the Trelles were living in Frank, Alberta; “The Wife of the World’s Wheat King” which appeared in a 1931 Chatelaine Magazine; a 1951 address by J.E. Birdsall (in honour of Gordon Moyer) about the Peace Country grain kings; “Behind Wheat King was Aggression and Controversy” by Ina Bruns in 1979; “Wheat King of the Peace Country” by Eric Holmgren in 1980; and Herman Trelle’s entry in “Alberta, A Heritage of Pride” as one of the top 25 people in Alberta’s history.
SubSeries 193.01.06Historical paper artifacts. — 1926-1928. — 3 pp..The sub-series consists of three cheques written on the Beaver Lodge and the Lake Saskatoon branch of The Canadian Bank of Commerce by A.M. Smith from 1926-1928. On each cheque, the branch name has been changed to Wembley.
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Series 193.02Trelle family photographs. — [1900-1957]. — 623 photographs. — 226 postcards.In the winter of 1909-1910, Andrew Trelle, a carpenter and cabinet maker, moved his wife Marie and their two children, Herman and Louise, to the Peace country over the long winter trail from Edmonton. He took in a full line of machinery and filed on a homestead as well as buying script land in the Lake Saskatoon area, NE26 and S1/2 35-71-8. One year later, Andrew acquired a homestead for his son, Herman.The series consists of photographs of the senior Trelle family from [1900 to 1960]; the Zimmerman family from [1900 to 1920]; the Herman Trelle family from [1920-1960]; the Trelle family farm from [1920-1940]; the World Wheat King hype around the Trelle farm [1927-1935]; the World Tour undertaken by Herman and Beatrice Trelle in 1931-1932; Community photographs from Lake Saskatoon-Wembley, Grande Prairie, Pouce Coupe, and Slave Lake; World War II photographs from Herman and Kay; and photographs of the extended family.
SubSeries 193.02.01Andreas Trelle family. — 1902-1962. — 21 photographs.Andreas George Trelle and his wife, Marie Anna Schmidt came from the Westphalia area of Germany and married there about 1890. They had one child, Henny, when they decided to immigrate to the United States. In 1892, they both took jobs on a cargo ship bound for the USA, Andrew as a deck-hand and Marie in the kitchen. They left Henny behind with a relative until they were established. They settled first at Lancing, Michigan where a second child, Anna Louise was born in 1893, and then went on to Kendrick, Idaho where Andrew found work building railroad bridges. Here the third child, Herman William, was born in 1894. Soon Andreas was on the move again—to the gold rush in 1898, then to Frank, Alberta where he constructed mine scaffolds. They were living there when the Frank slide occurred on April 29, 1903. After the slide they returned to Germany to visit the family and pick up Henny, but she was now too attached to her caregiver and they came back to Canada without her. Louise and Herman attended school in Coleman, Alberta and later Alberta College in Edmonton. In 1909, Andreas traveled to the Peace Country where he filed on homesteads in the Lake Saskatoon district for himself and his son. In 1910 the family moved up to the farm at Lake Saskatoon. Andreas also had a sawmill in the Pouce Coupe area. Andreas and Marie retired to Los Angeles, California in 1920, where Andrew died about 1938, and Marie in 1945. Anna Louise Trelle was one of the first school teachers at Lake Saskatoon. She married Lorne Smith, and had three children: Margaret, Harold and Dorothy. She died in 1965.The sub-series consists of photographs of Herman Trelle as a child and throughout his teen years; and of the Andrew Trelle family, including daughter Henny who remained in Germany, and daughter Louise who married Lorne Smith.
 
Herman Trelle with Violin, 1902
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6 in.
Studio portrait of Herman Trelle, as a child of approximately 8 years of age, playing his violin. The photo was taken in Frank, Alberta where the family was living at the time of the Frank slide on April 29, 1903.
Location: 0193.02.01.01
Herman Trelle, Schoolboy, 1906
1 photograph; b & w; 1 x 1.5 in.
School photograph of Herman Trelle, at about age 12, in a suit with watch chain.
Location: 0193.02.01.02
Edmonton High School Basketball Champions, 1913
1 photograph; b & w; 7 x 9 in.
Edmonton High School basketball champions in 1913 included Herman Trelle, second from the left in standing back row.
Location: 0193.02.01.03
Edmonton High School Group, 1913
1 photograph; b & w; 7 x 9 in.
Edmonton High School group includes Herman Trelle, seated on the left hand side of the photo.
Location: 0193.02.01.04
Herman Trelle, Sportsman, [1915]
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7 in.
Herman Trelle as a sportsman, probably taken at school or university.
Location: 0193.02.01.05
Herman Trelle, Boxer, [1915]
3 photographs; b & w; 3 x 5 in.
One individual and two group photographs of Herman Trelle as a member of the boxing team at an unidentified college/university.
Location: 0193.02.01.06-08
Herman Trelle, University Student, [1915]
4 photographs; b & w; 3 x 5 in.
Four photographs of Herman Trelle as a varsity student at an unidentified college/university. One photograph shows a sitting room identified as “Applied Science”. Note on back says, “In the Lounge at Varsity” and identifies Herman Trelle on extreme right and Forester on the extreme left.
Location: 0193.02.01.09-12
World War I Platoon Photograph, [1916]
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5 in.
Herman Trelle with his platoon in World War I. He enlisted in the war but was not accepted because the family’s German origin.
Location: 0193.02.01.13
Trelle Family, California, 1920
7 photographs; b & w; assorted sizes
Seven photographs of the Trelle family in California include Mr. & Mrs. Andreas Trelle on the lawn in front of their home; Louise and Herman Trelle with their spouses; the extended family including grandparents and grandchildren; Uncle Lorne Smith with Herman and Beatrice’s children; Mr. & Mrs. Andreas Trelle “picking the first crop of a little orange tree at Covena, California the latter part of February, 1939; Herman and his parents; Louise Trelle Smith and Mrs. Andreas Trelle in 1944 at Pasadena, California.
Location: 0193.02.01.14-20
Henny Trelle, 1962
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6 in.
A postcard photograph of Henny Trelle sent from Hamburg, Germany for Easter in 1962. Henny was the first child of Andreas and Marie Trelle, left behind in Germany when the couple immigrated to America.
Location: 0193.02.01.21
SubSeries 193.02.02Zimmerman family. — [1900-1920]. — 29 photographs.Mr. and Mrs. Edward Zimmerman came to the Rolla District in 1914 from Edmonton, where he had been a veterinary and she had run a boarding house. With them came four of their five children, one daughter (Mrs. Burdick) having died before 1914. The family included sons Harry, Roy, and Lloyd; daughter Mrs. Baynton with husband and children; and granddaughter Beatrice Burdick. Mr. Zimmerman died in August 1924 at the age of 74 years, and was buried in the Rolla Cemetery. The remaining family then moved to California, except for Beatrice Burdick, who had married Herman Trelle from Wembley in 1919. The Trelles later became World Wheat Kings.The sub-series consists of photographs of the Edward and Otto Zimmerman families who immigrated from South Dakota to Edmonton, and then on to Rolla, BC over the Edson Trail in 1912.
 
Frank and Earl Zimmerman, 1962
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 3 in.
Postcard photograph of Earl Zimmerman and his Uncle Frank.
Location: 0193.02.02.01
Frank Zimmerman Family, 1962
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5 in.
Postcard of Mr. & Mrs. Frank Zimmerman and their son Earl.
Location: 0193.02.02.02
Zimmerman Family, 1962
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 4 in.
Postcard photograph of Mrs. M.O. Gates, Mrs. Otto Zimmerman and Mrs. E.S. Zimmerman.
Location: 0193.02.02.03
Zimmerman Family, 1962
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 3 in.
photograph of a group of women and girls with a woman and child marked with an X. On the back is written, Beatrice Burdick, Rolla Post Office, Pouce Coupe, B.C.
Location: 0193.02.02.04
Beatrice Zimmerman, [1905]
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7 in.
Studio portrait of a young Beatrice Burdick taken in Montrose, South Dakota ca. 1905.
Location: 0193.02.02.05
Zimmerman family, [1910]
2 photographs; b & w; 2 x 4 in.
Two photographs of the Zimmerman family inside two family homes. One is labled “A bunch in Edmonton”.
Location: 0193.02.02.06-07
Leaving for the Peace, [1905]
2 photographs; b & w; 3 x 5 in.
Two photographs of the Zimmerman family just before the trip to Pouce Coupe. One photo is of Grandpa Zimmerman, Lester Davis, Albert Olin and Roy Zimmerman with their horses and caboose; the other is of the same four men in coats and hats, ready for the journey.
Location: 0193.02.02.08-09
Bear Hunting, [1914]
3 photographs; b & w; 3 x 5 in.
Photograph of two men with guns; a pole on their shoulders has the carcass of a bear strapped to it. Note on back says, “Roy Zimmerman and Fred G. coming into camp with their game.”
Location: 0193.02.02.10
Horse & Buggy at Rolla, [1905]
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5 in.
Photograph of two men in a high-wheeled democrat with a team of horses. There is a lengthy description written on the back in German.
Location: 0193.02.02.11
Beatrice Burdick, [1905]
7 photographs; b & w; assorted sizes
Seven photographs oSeven photographs of Beatrice Burdick when she was living with her grandparents at Rolla, BC. Subjects are Beatrice at about age 14 in a white dress with huge white bows in her hair; Beatrice with a group of girls, all in white dresses; Beatrice with two friends–Clara Spildie and Vera Gibson; Beatrice in Lloyd’s Masquerad suit; Mrs. Scott and Beatrice on horseback; Beatrice alone on horseback, and Beatrice with a group of young adults “taken at Beaver Lodge.”
Location: 0193.02.02.12-18
Zimmerman Family and Friends, [1917-1920]
7 photographs; b & w; assorted sizes
Seven photographs of the Zimmerman family and friends include a family grouping; Fred’s log home in the trees; Ella Kohn; Millie Clay and Clara Coons on Rock Creek; a flower bed on their homestead near Pouce Coupe; Mrs. Grimm’s cabbage patch; and a photo of Rhoda Baynton and Herman Trelle.
Location: 0193.02.02.19-25
Beth Zimmerman and Farm, [1917-1920]
3 photographs; b & w; assorted sizes
Three photographs showing a farm includes Beth Zimmerman; three people feeding chickens; and a horse-drawn sleigh in front of a frame house.
Location: 0193.02.02.26-28
Zimmerman family and Beatrice Burdick, [1920]
1 photograph; b & w; 6 x 8 in.
Beatrice Burdick with her maternal grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. Edward Zimmerman and a younger girl.
Location: 0193.02.02.29
SubSeries 193.02.03Herman Trelle family. — [1920]-1957. — 251 photographs.Herman Trelle was born went to school at Lake Saskatoon and in 1914 entered the University of Alberta studying applied science. He was successful in athletics, oratory and was a Rhodes nominee and a member of the ROTC. Being an only son when the war broke out, he was exempted home to run the farm and learn his father’s lumber business. By 1916, he had proved up his own homestead and by 1917, his father and mother sold the lumber mill and retired to Los Angeles. Herman took over managing the farm with livestock, a full line of machinery, the first gasoline tractor and threshing outfit all under a mortgage agreement. In 1918, Herman joined the Royal Air Force. In 1919 he married Beatrice Burdick from Rolla, BC. and they began a life on the Trelle farm. Marie Ellen, their first child was born in 1922 shortly after their house burned and their first son, Roy Kay, was born in 1924. Herman won world championships for his prize wheat and oat samples at the Chicago International Fair in 1926 and 1927, and in 1929 he won for field peas as well. Even though he spent a year in hospital and was also barred from competing for three years, by 1937 he had won more championships than any man in the world. Back on the farm, Herman acquired Fred Walthew’s land to the south. Ronald, a second son was born in 1933 during a terrible blizzard. In 1938, Herman bought Boyd Johnson’s home in Wembley and the family now enjoyed a home with electricity and a water syatem. In 1940, Heman enlisted in the Royal Canadian Engineers but was discharged in 1942 for health reasons and obtained work in Calgary. The family moved to Calgary where Marie trained as a nurse in Calgary General Hospital and Kay, after high school, trained as a pilot with the the Royal Canaian Air force. In 1945, Herman, Beatrice and Ronald moved to Southern California where Herman worked as an agricultural manager for a large project. At the age of 50, Herman died of gunshot wounds inflicted by a forman he had fired. Beatrice died in 1960. Marie married an air force pilot and lived in California and then Texas. Following WWII, Kay worked as a aeronautical engineer including work for the University of British Columbia.The sub-series consists of photographs of Herman and Beatrice Trelle and their children Marie, Kay and Ronald as they grew up in Wembley, then Calgary. Included are photographs of Kay at University, and Marie in Nursing School, and photos of her husband Don Baynton and children. There are also photos of Herman and Beatrice in the Monkman Pass in 1937, the Slave Lake Flood in 1935, and three small black albums of unidentified family photographs.
 
Herman and Beatrice Trelle, [1920]
2 photographs; b & w; 3 x 5 in.
Two photographs of Herman and Beatrice Trelle, one in the yard at the Trelle home, the other of them in swim suits on a log diving board into a farm pond.
Location: 0193.02.03.01-02
Beatrice Trelle, 1922
2 photographs; b & w; 3 x 5 in.
Two photographs of Beatrice Trelle in the yard at the Trelle home.
Location: 0193.02.03.03-04
Beatrice and Marie Trelle, 1922
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5 in.
Beatrice Trelle with daughter Marie in June 1922.
Location: 0193.02.03.05
Trelle Family, 1922
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5 in.
Herman, Beatrice and Marie Trelle in 1923.
Location: 0193.02.03.06
Trelle Family Portrait, [1925]
photograph; ;
Studio Portrait of Herman and Bernice Trelle with their children Marie and Kay about 1930. Also, Studio Portraits of Marie and Kay Trelle taken by Jos. L. Tyrrell in Edmonton about 1930.
Location: 0193.02.03.07a-c
Trelle Family Photographs, [1930-1931]
11 photographs and negatives; b & w; assorted sizes
Eleven images of the Trelle family ca. 1930. Subjects include children and friends playing dress-up; Marie on the fender of the family car; Kay in the garden; Marie and Kay in the garden; and Beatrice in the garden with Lake Saskatoon in the background. There are three winter scenes, taken Christmas Day 1931, showing Herman and children with farm workers; the Herman Trelle family, and Beatrice and the children with their Saint Bernard dog. There are also two photographs of the two farm dogs–Bingo, a border collie, and a Saint Bernard.
Location: 0193.02.03.08-17
Ronald Trelle, 1934
2 photographs; b & w; 4 x 6 in.
Studio portrait of Ronald, the third Trelle child, at about one year of age in 1934.
Location: 0193.02.03.18-19
The Log House, 1935
5 photographs and negatives; b & w; 3 x 5 in.
Five images of the Trelle family at their third home on the farm, a log house near the shore of Saskatoon Lake. Photographs show two year old Ronald Trelle “standing on 6 feet of snow in March 1935; Herman with the three children in April 1935; Ronald in November 1935; and Marie, Kay and Ronald in November 1935. The last two have long notes on the back written by Herman Trelle.
Location: 0193.02.03.20-23
Monkman Pass Trip, [1937]
5 photographs; b & w; 3 x 5 in.
Five photographs of Herman and Beatrice with a group of friends on the Monkman Pass trail.
Location: 0193.02.03.24-28
On the Shores of Lake Saskatoon, [1937]
2 photographs; b & w; 2 x 3 in.
Two photographs of Beatrice, Marie and Kay Trelle with a friend in a garden on the shore of Lake Saskatoon.
Location: 0193.02.03.29-30
In the Garden, [1937]
3 photographs; b & w; 3 x 5 in.
Three photographs of Beatrice Trelle and her children in the back yard of the family home, perhaps in Wembley or Grande Prairie.
Location: 0193.02.03.31-33
Marie Trelle, [1937]
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5 in.
Studio of Marie Trelle, done by ArtCraft Studio in Grande Prairie about the time they moved to Calgary.
Location: 0193.02.03.34
Trelle Family in Calgary, [1937]
3 photographs; b & w; assorted sizes
Four snapshots of the Trelle family showing home and garden (probably in Calgary) just before World War II.
Location: 0193.02.03.35-38
Marie Trelle, Nursing School, [1945]
3 photographs; b & w; 2 x 3 in.
Three photographs of Marie Trelle with her classmates and in her nursing uniform when she was in training.
Location: 0193.02.03.39-41
Kay Trelle at University, 1940
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 4 in.
Kay Trelle and Rex Ford, another first year Engineer from Douglas Hall, in front of the Engineering building at Queen’s University in December 1940.
Location: 0193.02.03.42
Ronald Trelle, [1945]
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7 in.
Studio portrait of Ronald Trelle at about 12 years of age, taken by Louise Studio in Calgary.
Location: 0193.02.03.43
Trelle Family Portrait, [1945]
1 photograph; colour; 8 x 10 in.
Studio portrait of the Trelle family about 1945.
Location: 0193.02.03.44
Don Baynton, [1938-1940]
2 photographs; b & w; 5 x 7 in.
Two studio portraits of Don Baynton, second cousin to Beatrice Burdick Trelle, the first one taken by Austin Studios in California, and the second by Hess in Calgary.
Location: 0193.02.03.45-46
Trelle family, [1945]
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 3 in.
Snapshot of the Trelle family on the steps of their Calgary home ca. 1945.
Location: 0193.02.03.47
Trelle-Baynton Wedding, [1945]
2 photographs; colour; assorted sizes
Two wedding photographs for Marie Trelle and Don Baynton taken by Bauer Studio in Los Angelos. Don is in Air Force uniform. One photo is black & white, the other colour tinted.
Location: 0193.02.03.48-49
Herman Trelle Funeral, 1945
1 photograph and negative; b & w; 5 x 7 in.
In 1945 Herman Trelle was murdered by a disgruntled farm worker and buried at Inglewood Cemetery, Los Angelos, California. Photograph is of his casket covered with floral wreaths beside the grave.
Location: 0193.02.03.50
Marie Trelle and Don Baynton, 1947
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7 in.
Marie Trelle and Don Baynton with a group of friends at the Commodore Cabaret in Vancouver, B.C.
Location: 0193.02.03.51
Kay Trelle at Caltech, [1949]
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5 in.
Kay’s class of eight students in Engineering at the California Institute of Technology.
Location: 0193.02.03.52
Aeronautics Class at Caltech, [1950]
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10 in.
Fourteen students and the Instructor of Aeronautics at Caltech. Identified students are Lopez, John Henderson, Bob Perry, Roy Davidson, Lorenz Krueger, Roy K. Trelle, and Keever.
Location: 0193.02.03.53
Marie and Lark Baynton, [1950]
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7 in.
Studio portrait of Marie Baynton and her first child Lark at about he age of 10 months.
Location: 0193.02.03.54
Don’s Graduation, [1950]
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 3 in.
Snapshot of Don & Marie Baynton and their children Lark and ___ on the occasion of Don’s graduation.
Location: 0193.02.03.55
Baynton Children, [1957]
2 photographs; b & w; 4 x 6 in.
Studio portraits of Don & Marie Baynton’s children, taken by Cooper Studio in South Dakota.
Location: 0193.02.03.56-57
Photograph Album, [1900-1930]
106 photographs and negatives; b & w; assorted sizes
Black photograph album, 5 x 7 in., presumably created by Beatrice Trelle as it contains photographs of both the Zimmerman and Trelle families. Photographs are not identified, and are glued into the album. Some are copies of individual photographs in this collection. There are 104 photographs and 2 negatives.
Location: 0193.02.03.58
Photograph Album, [1915-1930]
47 photographs and negatives; b & w; assorted sizes
Black photograph album, 5 x 7 in., containing photographs of both the Zimmerman and Trelle families. Photographs are not identified, and are glued into the album. Some are copies of individual photographs in this collection. There are 43 photographs and 4 negatives.
Location: 0193.02.03.59
Photograph Album, 1914-1929
45 photographs; b & w; assorted sizes
Loose sheets from a 7 x 10 in. black photograph album with photographs of the Zimmerman and Trelle families. Photographs are not identified, except for dates on some of them, and are glued into the album. Some are copies of individual photographs in this collection.
Location: 0193.02.03.60
SubSeries 193.02.04Trelle Family Farm. — [1910]-1938. — 44 photographs.The sub-series consists of photographs of the Andrew Trelle family farm from 1915-1921 and the farm auction in 1921; and of the Herman Trelle family farm from 1921-1938. Photographs include the buildings on each farm site; farm labourers such as Erich anderson, Fred Hamm and John Gershman; and the machinery.
 
On the Edson Trail, [1911]
2 photographs; b & w; 3 x 5 in.
Two photographs, presumably of the Trelle family on their journey to the Peace River Country. One is of a rest stop in the woods, the other of a river crossing and stopping place on the trail.
Location: 0193.02.04.02.01-02
Andreas Trelle Farm, [1915-1920]
8 photographs; b & w; assorted sizes
11 photographs of the Andreas Trelle farm between 1915 and 1921. Subjects include cutters and horse teams; barns and corrals; horses; the first frame house with Saskatoon Lake and village in the distance; shoulder-high wheat crop; addition to the house ca 1920 and the vegetable garden; the “winter of the big snow in 1919-1920”; chickens, cattle and horses in the farmyard.
Location: 0193.02.04.02.03-11
Andreas Trelle Auction, 1920
2 photographs; b & w; 3 x 5 in.
Two photographs of the Andreas Trelle Auction in the winter of 1920, probably taken from the roof of the barn, shows the crowd around a threshing machine and some farm wagons. After the auction, Andrew and Marie moved back to California and Herman and Beatrice Trelle took over the family farm.
Location: 0193.02.04.02.12-13
Herman Trelle Farm, [1921-1923]
9 photographs; b & w; 3 x 5 in.
9 photographs of the Trelle farm from about 1921-1923 shows the original farmyard with the Andreas Trelle home; the remains of that home after it burned in 1922; the renovation of the log building on the farmsite to provide a temporary home; the frame house which was the Trelle’s second home; the farmyard as it looked with the second home on it; and Beatrice’s garden at the Trelle farm. Note on the back of one discarded photograph read: “House burned donw March 12, 1922, two days after Beatrice’s birthday on March 10, and just before Marie was born on April 26, 1922.
Location: 0193.02.04.02.14-21
Farm Labour, [1925-1931]
9 photographs; b & w; assorted sizes
9 photographs showing the hired hands who helped on the Trelle farm. Subjects include Trelle family with three hired men and a mother’s helper; two girls picking raspberries in the garden (note says, “the girls in the raspberry patch. Got 60 quarts last year”); Erich Anderson and Herman Trelle in the garden; Beatrice with Erich Anderson and another helper in a field of stooks; and Erich Anderson chopping wood in January 1931. A series of winter photographs shows the family with three hired hands identified as Fred Hamm, Erich Anderson and John Gershman on Christmas Day 1931; and the children with the men in 1932.
Location: 0193.02.04.02.22-30
The Log House at the Farm, [1932-1937]
7 photographs; b & w; assorted sizes
Seven photographs showing Trelle’s third home on the farm. A note on the back of one photograph says, “Our log house at the farm. Dad bought Mr. Walthews 1/2 section (it might have been a quarter section) and moved his house to this spot. The porch in front, enclosed, became a bedroom on the left and the dining room area on the right.” Two photographs show a group of visitors at the farm.
Location: 0193.02.04.02.30-36
Trelle Farm, [1925]-1938
3 photographs; b & w; assorted sizes
Three photographs of vehicles on the Trelle farm: two of a pick-up truck, with “Herman Trelle Wembley, Alberta” on the door, and one of a worker plowing the field with a steel wheeled tractor.
Location: 0193.02.04.02.38-40
Trelle Farm, [1920-1930]
4 photographs; b & w; 3 x 5 in.
Four additional scenes of animals on the Trelle farm showing two Hereford Bulls and cutting the crop with a four-horse team.
Location: 0193.02.04.02.41-44
SubSeries 193.02.05World Wheat King. — 1927-1936. — 73 photographs.The sub-series consists of photographs of publicity shots of the Trelles, their children, and their famous crops; visitors to the farm to look at how the Trelles were producing the best crops in the world; the Great Peace River Country Exhibition at a World Fair; and Herman and Beatrice with their collection of tropies. There are also two photographs of Herman Trelle receiving a buffalo coat from Trudel Furs Mfg. Ltd. in Edmonton.
 
Herman Trelle, Wheat King, [1928]
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7 in.
Herman Trelle examining a field crop in early summer.
Location: 0193.02.05.01
Trelle Wheat Kings, [1928]
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7 in.
Herman and Beatrice Trelle, with their children Marie and Kay, on a Case tractor with plough attached.
Location: 0193.02.05.02
Herman Trelle, Wheat King, [1928]
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7 in.
Herman Trelle ploughing the stubble after harvest.
Location: 0193.02.05.03
Beatrice Trelle, [1928]
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7 in.
Beatrice Trelle in a field of young pea plants in early summer. Photograph is glued on a cardboard frame with the McDermid Studios Logo in one corner.
Location: 0193.02.05.04
Beatrice Trelle, 1928
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10 in.
Beatrice Trelle in her flower garden on the Herman Trelle farm.
Location: 0193.02.05.05
Wembley Wheat Kings, 1928
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7
Men standing in a field of oats near Wembley illustrating the bumper crop.
Location: 0193.02.05.06
Wembley Wheat Kings, 1928
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10 in.
Beatrice and Herman Trelle, farmers at Wembley and Wheat King of the World, in a field of award winning oats.
Location: 0193.02.05.07
Award-Winning Grain, 1936
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7 in.
Field of grain on the Trelle farm with Lake Saskatoon in the background. Photo was taken in 1936.
Location: 0193.02.05.08
Trelle Wheat Kings, [1928]
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5 in.
Beatrice and Herman Trelle, with their children Marie and Kay, at the edge of a field of oats.
Location: 0193.02.05.09
A Visit from Lord Lovatt, 1928
2 photographs; b & w; 3 x 5 in.
Two photographs showing Lord Lovatt and his team at the Trelle farm in 1928. Beatrice has written on the back of one photo: “This is Lord Lovatt standing next to me, then D.M. Kennedy, the Dominion M.P. from P. River Country. The next two men I can’t place, the one on the end is A.R. Judson, our Agricultural agent at Grande Prairie. This was the only half day this fall I didn’t cut on the binder, and they came just as I had the few flowers picked.
Location: 0193.02.05.10-12
Visit to the Wheat King, 1927
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5 in.
“In the rain at Herman Trelle’s farm near Wembley, Grande Prairie District. Mr. Trelle at rear of car. Sept 13/27 Mr. M. Ayleworth, Mr. C.J. Clarke, Mr. H.H. Kelly, Mr. A.D. Love, Mr. ? from Saskatchewan, R.J. Russell holding camera.”
Location: 0193.02.05.10b
Visit to the Wheat King, [1928]
3 photographs; b & w; 3 x 5 in.
Three photographs of the Trelles with two men, identified as Mr. Newman and Mr. Stewart, examining a bumper wheat crop in the fall.
Location: 0193.02.05.13-15
Marie and Kay Trelle, 1929
7 photographs; b & w; assorted sizes
A series of seven photographs of Kay and Marie in the garden and fields at the Trelle farm, taken July 20, 1929. There is also one photo of them with their father, Herman Trelle. These photographs were used for promotional purposes.
Location: 0193.02.05.16-23
Herman and Beatrice Trelle, [1930]
2 photographs; b & w; 4 x 6 in.
Individual studio portraits of Herman and Beatrice Trelle when they were Wheat Kings of the World.
Location: 0193.02.05.24-25
Herman and Beatrice Trelle, 1930
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10 in.
Studio portrait of Herman and Beatrice Trelle at the time they were Wheat Kings of the World. It is signed, “Sincerely Mr. & Mrs. Herman Trelle, 1930.”
Location: 0193.02.05.26
Great Peace River Country Exhibition, [1930]
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 4 in.
Snapshot of an exhibition at the World Fair about 1930. A large sign over the building reads, ” The Great Peace River Country Exhibition: Herman Trelle The Wheat King”. The rest of the sign is not visible.
Location: 0193.02.05.27
Wembley Wheat Kings, 1933
3 photographs; b & w; 2 x 4 in.
Three photographs of visitors examining Trelle farm crops in 1933. A sign beside a test plot of wheat reads, “Class Special Hard Red Spring Wheat First Prize, Cat No. 176”
Location: 0193.02.05.28-30
Wembley Wheat Kings, 1933
5 photographs; b & w; 3 x 5 in.
Five photographs of the Trelle family, farm and crops when they were once again Wheat Kings in 1933. Beatrice has noted on the back of one of the photographs: “This is when they were cutting on the north quarter, Erich standing, Fred cutting–Herman took the picture. Marie and Kay at the stooks-1933. This picture represents a good average crop in this country. Straw to hold up 100 bus. of oats, and 40 bus. wheat to the acre.”
Location: 0193.02.05.31-35
Trelle Postcards, 1933
2 postcards; b & w; 3 x 5 in.
Two postcards, one of Herman Trelle up to his shoulders in wheat and labeled “World Wheat King in his Wheat near Grande Prairie, Alta. It is signed by Herman Trelle and produced in Ottawa. The text on the second postcard reads, “This is a micrograph of a part kernal of Herman Trelle World Championship Wheat, on which the Lord’s Prayer is written in ink, so small that it may be repeated ten time on the surface of this same kernel. This world record writing was only made possible on a perfectly smooth kernel of Trelle’s wheat.
Location: 0193.02.05.36-37
Chicago Wheat King Trophies, 1928
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7
Two Trophies won by Herman Trelle at the Chicago World Fair. Trelle exhibited at Chicago from 1926-1936.
Location: 0193.02.05.38
Beatrice and Herman Trelle – Wheat Kings, 1930 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10
Beatrice and Herman Trelle display their trophies.
Location: 0193.02.05.39
Western Soils Products Exhibition, 1935c.
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7
Western Soils Products Exhibition at the Chicago World Fair included a “Hall of Fame” for the World Champion in Grains. A photograph of Herman Trelle is featured in the center of the exhibition, flanked by other winners and their grains.
Location: 0193.02.05.40
Buffalo Coat for a Wheat King, 1936
2 photographs; b & w; 5 x 7 in.
Two photographs of Herman Trelle receiving a Buffalo coat from a group of men in front of Trudel Furs Mfg. Ltd. The note on the back reads, “When Mr. Trudel gave Herman the Buffalo coat in Edmonton. The first Buffalo killed in Wainwright Park that fall 1926/1927.
Location: 0193.02.05.41-42
Wheat King Photograph Album, 1928-1932
31 photographs; b & w; assorted sizes
11 x 14 in. black photograph album detailing the Trelle Wheat King story. Photographs are identified individually as follows.
Location: 0193.02.05.43
Herman Trelle Displays His Wheat Crop, 1928
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Herman Trelle standing in his bumper wheat crop
Location: 0193.02.05.43-1a
A Field of Stooked Oats, 1928
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10
A bumper crop of Trelle oats, stooked in a field
Location: 0193.02.05.43-1b
Wembley Wheat Kings, [1928]
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10 in.
Beatrice and Herman Trelle in experimental plots on their Wembley grain farm.
Location: 0193.02.05.43-2a
Country Road at Harvest, 1928
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7 in.
A country road near Wembly showing a bumper crop of stooked oats beside the road.
Location: 0193.02.05.43-2b
Wembley Wheat Kings, 1928
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7 in.
Herman and Beatrice Trelle swathing a bumper crop of oats with a binder. Marie is driving the tractor, Herman operating the binder.
Location: 0193.02.05.43-2c
Beatrice Trelle and Children, 1928
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Beatrice Trelle with her children, Marie and Kay, in her flower garden on the Herman Trelle farm.
Location: 0193.02.05.43-3a
Kay and Marie Trelle, 1928
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Kay and Marie, children of Beatrice and Herman Trelle, with their arms full of Asters from the flower garden.
Location: 0193.02.05.43-3b
The Trelle’s Display Three Trophies, 1936
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Herman and Beatrice Trelle display three trophies: (L) Champion Field Award, Chicago International Award for Wheat 1928 ( Middle ) Best Sample of Wheat – Chicago (R) Champion Field Award Chicago International Award for Oats, 1936. At least 18 ribbons are displayed in front of the trophies representing winnings for wheat, oats, and field peas.
Location: 0193.02.05.43-3c
Roping Horses and Riders at the Grande Prairie Sports, 1935 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 6 x 8
A cowboy thows a lasoo in front of six riders on horseback at a Grande Prairie rodeo event.
Location: 0193.02.07.41
SubSeries 193.02.06World Tour. — 1931-1932. — 108 photographs. — 226 postcards.On February 3, 1931, Herman and Beatrice Trelle left New York on the Empress of France on a round-the-world tour on the Canadian Pacific Steamships lines. The typical world tour lasted 128 days (four months plus) and included the Mediterranean, North Africa and the Holy Land, through the Suez Canal and into the Red Sea, then to India, Ceylon, Southeast Asia and the Dutch East Indies, on to China, Hong Kong and Japan, then across the Pacific to Hawaii and California before transversing the Panama Canal back to New York. The Trelle’s tour appears to have been much longer, as they were still touring in January 1932 and planning to sail on the Empress Russia from Kobe, Japan in February.The sub-series consists of photographs of Herman and Beatrice Trelle aboard ship and in many of the countries around the world. There are also two postcard albums with souvenirs postcards from the countries they visited and from across Canada, presumably collected on the way to their exhibitions in world fairs, or on their way to New York to start their world tour.
 
Off on a World Tour, 1931
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10 in.
In 1931 Herman and Beatrice Trelle set off on a World Tour which would take them
Location: 0193.02.06.01
World Tour–Greece, 1931
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6 in.
77 photographs Herman and Beatrice Trelle in Greece.
Location: 0193.02.06.02
Cruising, 1931
6 photographs; b & w; assorted sizes
6 photographs of dress-up parties on the Empress of France while the Trelles were en route from New York to the Mediterranean.
Location: 0193.02.06.03-08
World Tour, 1931
9 photographs; b & w; assorted sizes
9 photographs of events and scenes on the Trelle’s World Tour from the Pyramids on March 19, 1931 to Ikomo, Japan on January 27, 1932.
Location: 0193.02.06.09-17
Buffalo Coats, 1931
2 photographs; b & w; 5 x 7 in.
Two photographs of Herman and Beatrice Trelle in their Buffalo Coats, one taken aboard ship on their World Tour and one taken in front of the Royal Bank and Lyne’s Meat Market in Grande Prairie in 1936.
Location: 0193.02.06.18-19
World Tour Photographs, 1931
77 photographs; b & w; assorted sizes
77 photographs taken by Herman and Beatrice Trelle on their world tour. Some are dated and described by Beatrice, but the majority are unidentified. The identifed photos begin with one of the Captain on the Empress of France, then on the Duchess of Richmond just before sailing from Liverpool on April 10, 1931, and continue through Spain, Italy, Egypt, Greece, Palestine, Syria, and Gibralter, not necessarily in that order.
Location: 0193.02.06.20-96
World Tour Postcard Album, 1931
66 postcards & photographs; colour; b & w; assorted sizes
Album containing 44 postcards of the Trelle’s World Tour, beginning with one of the Canadian Pacific SS “Empress of France” labeled “our cruise, February 3rd, 1931. Postcards show Spain, Gibralter, Algeres, Mallorca, Malta, and Italy. The album includes 67 postcards from across Canada and New York, presumably on the way to New York or from previous trips to World Fairs. The postcards show Banff and Jasper, Vancouver, Winnipeg, Lake Superior, Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal and New York. Many of the postcards are from CPR Hotels. It also contains 22 photographs of the family, farm, and wheat crops back home in Wembley, AB.
Location: 0193.02.06.97
World Tour Postcard Album, 1931
123 postcards & photographs; colour; b & w; assorted sizes
The postcard album contains 115 photographs from the Trelle’s World Tour in 1931-1932. The album starts with a postcard of the Grand Hotel in Venice, Italy with a note: “February 27, 1931. Kiddies: We had lunch here today. Momma & Daddy”. Postcards also cover Greece, Turkey, Lebanon, Palastine, Egypt, Italy, Monaco, France, London, Windsor, Quebec and Montreal. The album also contains one photograph of a party group aboard the Empress of France dated Feb 9, 1931; two photographs of the Trelles in Greece; and 6 small photos of traveling groups.
Location: 0193.02.06.98
SubSeries 193.02.07Community photographs. — 1917-[1940]. — 48 photographs.The sub-series consists of photographs of buildings and people from the Lake Saskatoon, Wembley, Beaverlodge, Grande Prairie, and Pouce Coupe area.
 
Lake Saskatoon School, [1930]
3 photographs; b & w; assorted sizes
Three photographs of school groups at Lake Saskatoon School. Kay’s class (one photo of girls and one of boys) is taken at the side of the school; Marie’s class is taken on the front steps.
Location: 0193.02.07.01-03
Art & Jessie Hazzard Smith, 1925-1939
2 photographs; b & w; assorted sizes
Two photographs of Jessie Hazzard Smith, one taken with snowshoes at Saskatoon Lake area, the other at Monkman Lake and used as a Christmas Card in 1939.
Location: 0193.02.07.04-05
Lake Saskatoon, [1930]
2 photographs; b & w; 3 x 5 in.
Two photographs of the Lake Saskatoon area: one of the audience in the bleachers at the United Farmers of Alberta meeting at Lake Saskatoon; the other of a sack race at the annual sports day.
Location: 0193.02.07.06-07
Wembley, Alberta, [1930]
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 4 in.
Elevators and Railway at Wembley, Alberta.
Location: 0193.02.07.08
Borden’s Ranch at Swan Lake, [1930]
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5 in.
Ranch house at Borden’s Ranch and Stopping Place, Swan Lake, B.C.
Location: 0193.02.07.09
Deep Creek Baseball Team, [1920]
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5 in.
Deep Creek baseball team.
Location: 0193.02.07.10
Girls’ Basketball Team, [1920]
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5 in.
Girls’ basketball team at a sports day in the 1920s.
Location: 0193.02.07.11
Inside a Homesteader’s Shack, [1920]
1 postcard; b & w; 3 x 5 in.
Albert Olin, George Spangle and Roy Zimmerman taken in Vic George’s shack.
Location: 0193.02.07.12
A Picnic at the River, 1917
3 photographs; b & w; 3 x 5 in.
Three photograph of a party of men and women on the rocky banks of a river in 1917. Those identified in photo 13 are Dr. A.M. Carlisle (in the center of photo with his pipe) and his wife Jean McFarlane Carlisle, next to him; in photo 14 Wallace McFarlane and Dr. Carlisle 3rd and 4th from the front respectively, and Herman Trelle at the end; and in photo 15, Dr. Carlisle on left rear, and Jean Carlisle 2nd from the right in the front row.
Location: 0193.02.07.13-15
Wembley Elevators, [1940]
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5 in.
Four grain elevators at Wembly ca. 1950 included Midland & Pacific and United Grain Growers.
Location: 0193.02.07.16
R. Kranz Store, Wembley, [1940]
2 photographs; b & w; 3 x 5 in.
Two photographs of the R. Kranz Store in Wembley, seen from the front and from the side. In front of the store is an Imperial Gas pump.
Location: 0193.02.07.17-18
Main Street Wembley, [1940]
1 postcard; b & w; 4 x 6 in.
Postcard of Main Street in Wembley ca. 1940. Street scene shows the R. Kranz Store with its “Imperial Dealer” sign, another “Imperial Dealer” across the street, a large two-storey white house, and down the street, a BA Dealer and the Wembley Hotel.
Location: 0193.02.07.19
Lake Saskatoon Community Groups, [1920]
3 photographs; b & w; 3 x 5 in.
Four photographs of community groups from the Lake Saskatoon area on outings. Identified people include Louise (Trelle) Smith (left rear in photo 20) and her husband Lorne Smith (sitting beside her at a picnic in photo 21), Arthur and Jessie Hazard Smith (left rear and holding hat in front in photo 22 and at a picnic in photo 23); Wallace McFarlane (left of Jessie in photo 23) and Violet Watson (Keys) 2nd from right in back row, also in photo 23).
Location: 0193.02.07.20-23
Baseball Teams, [1920]
2 photographs; b & w; 3 x 5 in.
Two local baseball teams in dark uniforms. There are no logos on the shirts to identify the teams. Only one player is identified as Walter Robert on the right end of photo 25.
Location: 0193.02.07.24-25
Mead & Grant Ranch, 1926
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5 in.
From left to right, Elsie Cox, Walace McFarlane, George Neilson, Walter Roberts, ?, Ken Sinclaire and Rose Sinclaire in front of Mead & Grant’s house in 1926.
Location: 0193.02.07.26
On the Shore of Lake Saskatoon, [1920]
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5 in.
A party on the shore of Lake Saskatoon in the spring is made up of, from left to right, Jean Watson (married Burt Taylor); Violet Watson (married Bob Keyes); Herman Trelle; and Gladys Lawrence (Mrs. Charles Hopkins).
Location: 0193.02.07.27
Football Team, [1920]
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5 in.
Football team on a meadow pitch includes Herman Trelle (4th from left) and Walter Roberts (2nd from right).
Location: 0193.02.07.28
Visit to the Beaverlodge Experimental Station, [1925]
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 9 in.
Large party of visitors on the front lawn of the Beaverlodge Experimental Station includes Herman Trelle.
Location: 0193.02.07.29
Lake Saskatoon Community Gathering, [1925]
1 photograph; b & w; 6 x 10 in.
Large group of people from the Village of Lake Saskatoon beside the second school house for Lake Saskatoon School. This building was on the lake shore and had been previously used as a grist mill, a flour mill and as a hospital during the flu epidemic of 1918-1919. The upper story was used for a meeting place for the masonic Lodge and other community groups.
Location: 0193.02.07.30
Community Hall, [1925]
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 9 in.
Large party in front of the Hall includes Herman and Beatrice Trelle and their children Marie and Kay.
Location: 0193.02.07.31
Beaverlodge Experimental Sub-station, 1926-1935
6 photographs; b & w; 5 x 7 in.
Six photographs taken at the Beaverlodge Experimental Sub-station between 1926 and 1935. They are: Beehives in 1926; Spirea, alfalfa, apples and tulips in 1932; and Mr. & Mrs. Albright’s home at the Experimental station in 1935.
Location: 0193.02.07.32-37
Mr. Early’s Garden, 1931
1 photograph; 10 x 14 in.;
Mr. Early’s truck garden on the Shaftsbury Trail near Peace River.
Location: 0193.02.07.38
Northern Carnival Float, 1928
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5 in.
Herman Trelle beside the Carnival Queen float during the Northern Carnival in 1928.
Location: 0193.02.07.39
Porteous Home, Grande Prairie, [1930]
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5 in.
Postcard of “Killarney”, the home of Mr. & Mrs. Porteous in Grande Prairie. It is addressed to Mr. & Mrs. Trelle at Lake Saskatoon, and the message is “Wishing you all a Merry Xmas and Bright New Year.”
Location: 0193.02.07.40
Watson Home, Pouce Coupe, 1935
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 9 in.
Mrs. (Dr.) Watson’s home at Pouce Coupe, B.C.
Location: 0193.02.07.42
Slave Lake Flood, [1930]
6 photographs; b & w; 3 x 5 in.
Four photographs of the flood in 1935. Herman and Beatrice Trelle are traveling by train around Slave Lake. Notes on the back of the photographs: Photo 43 “For miles we travelled on the course of the Little Slave River. Note the tall pine and spruce trees. Note number of our car 57430. Beatrice in rear.” Photo 44 “On the scow being pushed by a motorboat. Beatrice is the oly one you can recognize. You will remember we sent Tillie and the kiddies ahead on the train. I took all the pictures.” On photo 45, “Here we are crossing a flooded grain field. See farm buildings in the distance.” On photo 46, “Note push motor boat. Can see telephone poles and flooded highway and vehicle stuck in mud on road in background. Beatrice looking at our car.”
Location: 0193.02.07.43-48
SubSeries 193.02.08World War II. — [1939]-1946. — 40 photographs.The sub-series consists of photographs of Herman and Kay Trelle in uniform during World War II, including platoon photographs from Kay’s training days, his time in the Royal Canadian Air Force, and his time in the Amreican Air Force.
 
Enlisting in World War II, [1939]
3 photographs; b & w; assorted sizes
Both Herman Trelle and Kay, his eldest son, enlisted in World War II. They are seen here with the family at their home in Calgary.
Location: 0193.02.08.01-03
Mr. & Mrs. Heidman,
2 photographs; b & w; 3 x 5 in.
Herman Trelle with G. and Isobel Heidman in the winter garden at their home in Ottawa (1189 Wellington Street).
Location: 0193.02.08.04-05
World War II Platoon, [1940]
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5 in.
Herman Trelle with a group of 12 soldiers in uniforms and great coats during training for World War II.
Location: 0193.02.08.06
Field Fortifications School, [1940]
9 photographs; b & w; assorted sizes
Four photographs of Herman Trelle during World War II at the Airdrome in Calgary. Note on the back of one of the photographs says, “These snaps are of the instructors at the Field Fortifications School, taken on a Sunday when we were looking over our Demonstration Work.” In the background of one of the snaps is the Airdrome.
Location: 0193.02.08.07-10
World War II Training, [1940]
4 photographs; b & w; assorted sizes
Four photographs of Herman Trelle at his training base during World War II. Scenes include groups of soldiers as well as one of Herman in summer uniform in front of the Training Wing HQ Office Staff, and one of him on guard duty, with a note on the back: “On Sentry Duty, August 8, 1940. This is a natural snap taken without pose–was very hot and windy–hence appearance of uniform, etc. Daddy.”
Location: 0193.02.08.11-14
Kay In Air Force Uniform, [1940]
5 photographs; b & w; assorted sizes
Five photographs of Kay in Air Force uniform. One is the traditional air force head and shoulders portrait; two show Kay full length in uniform at his training school in summer and at the Calgary home in winter; and two are of Kay in uniform with friends and family.
Location: 0193.02.08.15-19
RCAF Platoon Photograph, [1940]
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 6 in.
Official RCAF platoon photograph. Kay is fourth from right in second row.
Location: 0193.02.08.20
RCAF Platoon Photograph, [1940]
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 14 in.
RCAF Platoon Photograph. Signatures of most of the Airmen appear on the back (nn signifies no name). Front row: George Rye, Toronto; Jim McFadden, Toronto; Tom Ridout, Calgary; Bill Danson, Toronto; nn ; nn ; nn ; W.E. Mallendine, Weston, ON; Charles A. Spatau, Trail, BC; Bob Mitchell, Toronto, ON; Bob Howe, Columbus, Ohio; John Yurchiuch, Calgary. Second row: Gerald Schultz, Toronto; Jim Crawford, Toronto; H.W. Hall, Toronto; nn; E. Unsworth, Toronto; George Rogers, Toronto; Stan Flaherty, Toronto; Wesley Thompson, Elmark, ON; Neil Langley, Toronto; Archie Adkins, Toronto; Keith Hoffman, Kitchener, ON; Joe Scott, Toronto; G. Lepp (Reg); nn. Third row: John McKie, Kowes; Emyr Richards, Coventry, England; Douglas Lattimer, Belleville, ON; W.O. Klatt, Forestburg, AB; H.M. Hunter, Norval, ON; Dave Shera, Edmonton; Cliff Williams, Toronto; J.T. Wallace, Toronto; Everett E. Valleau, Belleville; Gordon Nichol, Ceylon, ON; Sam Strange, Knowlton, Que; Allen Hilm, Calgary; nn; nn; E.S. Matafa. Back row: Al Saunders, Toronto; Hugh McAuley, Toronto; Don Lander, Whitby, ON; nn; Wes Sharp, Goodridge, AB; nn; R.A. Stillie, Port Credit, ON; nn; James Colquhoun, Toronto; Al Williams, Toronto; Wm. Bill Smith, Oshawa, ON; nn; E.C. Smeden, Toronto; nn; Ray Peets, Belleville, ON; W.J. McGee, Mimico, ON.
Location: 0193.02.08.21
RCAF Flight F Photograph, [1940]
1 photograph; b & w; 6 x 10 in.
Platoon Portrait with names printed underneath. Front row: LAC Stibbard, F.S.; Sgt Tye, F.K.; F/L R.H. Matthews; W/C E.G. Macpherson (Commanding Officer); F/O E.G. McDonald; Cpl. Beausoleil, P.E.; F/S Shears, A.R. Second row: LAC Swift, W.A.; Yong, W.R.; Plumstead, V.C.; Poirier, G.J.J.; Cpl. Redfern, A.; LAC Williams, F.S.; Willis, G.A.; AC2 Wiest, A.W.; LAC Vilvan, S.G.; Robinson, R.N. Third row: LAC Runciman, J.D.; Petryshyn, A; Reid, E.A.; Rogers, M.F.; Stewart, R.O.; Trelle, R.K.; AC2 Pollard, J.R.; White, W.G.; LAC Paul, J.B.; AC2 Plewman, D.T. Fourth row: LAC Turnquist, M.H.; Cp. Tait, B.; Cpl. Pyefinch, J.A.; AC2 Riehl, H.; LAC Tebbutt, S.C.; Cpl. Shonkwiler, L.W.; AC2 Whelan, J.F.; Pinder, J.W.; LAC Strum, W.A.; AC2 Tooth, E. Fifth row: LAC Sergeant, J.H.; Wearmouth, R.W.; AC2 Robbins, R.L.; LAC Reid, W.W.; Widney, A.S.; AC2 Thomas, C.B.; LAC Routledge, J.E.; Thornicroft, J.H.; Cp. Raindahl, H.H.; AC2 Price, M.B.
Location: 0193.02.08.22
RCAF Platoon Photograph 20, [1940]
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10 in.
Platoon Portrait with airmen identified on the back. Front row: Helm, Hohr, Craven, Egan, Sgt. Hughs, F/O Haeber, Goodfellow, Knox, Christensen, Esau. Back row: Dixon, GerrieCarter, Edwards, Pale, Kisyk, Bach, Etock, Jamieson, Merkley.
Location: 0193.02.08.23
RCAF Platoon Photograph 21, [1940]
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10 in.
Platoon Portrait with airmen identified on the back. Front row: Runciman, Plumbstead, Strum, Sgt. Lindsay, F/O Lamoureaux, P/O Mattusch, Sgt. Hoffman, Thornicroft, Widney, Mooney. Back row: Poirer, Malrooney, Palmer, Biel, Trelle, Rutledge, Wearmouth, Sergeant, McKay, McIntosh, MacFarlain.
Location: 0193.02.08.24
Airborne School, Fort Benning, 1946
2 photographs; b & w; 10 x 13 in.
Composite photographs fo Class B-9, the Airborne School at Fort Benning, Georgia in 1946. Kay Trelle was a member of this group after he was drafted into the American Air Force for the Occupation Forces in Japan.
Location: 0193.02.08.25a-b
World War II Photographs, [1939-1945]
15 photographs; b & w; assorted sizes
Miscellaneous and unidentified photographs of family and friends taken during World War II. Photographs often include men and women in uniform or flying/parachuting gear.
Location: 0193.02.08.26-40
SubSeries 193.02.09Extended family. — [1910]-1935. — 29 photographs.The sub-series consists of photographs of extended family in the States, many of them taken by Herman and Beatrice on visits to the States in the 1920s and 30s, and later during World War II.
 
Trelle Home, [1930]
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5 in.
Home of Andreas and Maria Trelle in Los Angelos.
Location: 0193.02.09.01
Lorne Smith family, Lake Saskatoon, [1925]
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 3 in.
Louise and Lorne Smith on a picnic with their first daughter Margaret. Louise Trelle was the second daughter of Andrew and Marie Trelle and a sister to Herman Trelle. She married Lorne Smith of Lake Saskatoon.
Location: 0193.02.09.02
Smith Home, Los Angelos, [1930]
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6 in.
Home of Lorne & Louise Smith in Los Angelos.
Location: 0193.02.09.03
Trip to California, [1930]
5 photographs; b & w; 3 x 5 in.
After the Trelle and the Zimmerman families returned to California in the 1920s, Herman and Beatrice Trelle made some trips to the States to visit their family. This series has five photographs of a trip to LaMesa California ca 1928, when they visited Louise & Lorne Smith.
Location: 0193.02.09.04-08
Zimmerman Family, [1910]
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5 in.
Family group in front of a large family home. A note on the back says, “A bunch back home in Fairmont, Minnesota.”
Location: 0193.02.09.09
Zimmerman Family, [1910]
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 3 in.
Large group of people with two vehicles. Note on the back says, “A bunch at Huron Lake Minnesota.”
Location: 0193.02.09.10
Della Klaus, 1913
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 5 in.
Formal studio portrait of Della Klaus. Note on the back says, this was taken Feb 13, 1913.
Location: 0193.02.09.11
Public Schools, Fairmont, Minnesota, [1912]
1 postcard; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Postcard from Aunt Ella to Beatrice Trelle after she had moved to Edmonton with her Zimmerman grandparents. A message on the back gives news about Beatrice’s father and a promise to send a photograph of her mother.
Location: 0193.02.09.12
Zimmerman Family at Pouce Coupe, [1914-1920]
6 photographs; b & w; 3 x 5 in.
Six photographs of the Zimmerman family while they lived at Pouce Coupe: two of a family group with the car; one of a family picnic; two of the Zimmerman men; and one of Herman and Beatrice with Roy and Mrs. Baynton.
Location: 0193.02.09.13-18
Zimmerman Family in California, [1927]
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 6 in.
Family grouping of Beatrice, Marie and Kay Trelle with members of the Zimmerman family in California.
Location: 0193.02.09.19
Roy Zimmerman and Children, [1927]
3 photographs; b & w; 3 x 5 in.
Three photographs of Roy Zimmerman with Marie and Kay (about 5 and 3 years old) when the Trelle family was visiting in California. Two photographs on the beach include Roy’s daughter.
Location: 0193.02.09.20-22
Trip to California, 1935
6 photographs; b & w; 3 x 6 in.
Photographs of a car trip to California in 1935, including the Columbia Highway, the Pacific Ocean, Yosemite Falls, Bow River and Castle Mountain in Banff. Herman Trelle has dated and written descriptions on the backs of the photographs.
Location: 0193.02.09.23-28
Nelson Family on Oliver Farm, 1935
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 6 in.
Photograph of Sarah Nelson and her family, with whom Marie and Kay Trelle stayed when Herman & Beatrice went on a year-long world tour. Right to left: Mavis, Norman (Nelson), Aunt Sarah, Margaret (Nelson), Kay. Oliver Farm near Edmonton, Alberta, July 7th, 1935.
Location: 0193.02.09.29
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