Stephan Stephansson

(1853 - 1927 / Iceland)

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Stephan G. Stephansson was born in Iceland in 1853. He emigrated with his parents in 1873 to northern Wisconsin. In 1880 he moved to Dakota and from there to a homestead near what was to become the village of Markerville in 1889. His life in Alberta spans a crucial period in the history of the province. From the pioneer years that were linked with the development of the railway to the modest recovery in the late 1920s from the severe recession that followed the Great War of 1914-18. His career also reflects the history of the Icelandic settlement in the Canadian West. At the same time, Stephansson achieved great distinction as a poet, recognized not only by the Icelandic community in ... more »

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  • Rookie Dustin Stephenson (11/8/2005 2:14:00 PM)

    Stephan Stephansson is my great great great grandfather. I found out about him through his poetry for I to love writing. i was going to be a novelist however ive decided thanks to Stephan to be a poet.

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In Wartime

In Europe's reeking slaughter pen
They mince the flesh of murdered men
While swinish merchants, snout in trough
Drink all the bloody profits off!

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