I am searching for more information regarding my ZIETZ/SIETZ ancestors. I know that my great-great grandfather was Bernhard ZIETZ. He was born on February 20, 1890 in Goetland, Russian Marianovka to Peter SIETZ (born April 1869; died 1916) and Regina MALINOVSKY (born 1872, sent to Siberian salt mines during Revolution). Bernhard married Elizabeth KOESTEL on September 13, 1911. She had been born on March 21, 1893 in Bergthal, Ukraine, I believe in a Mennonite colony. They had 6 children. They immigrated to Canada in 1923-1924. Elizabeth died on March28, 1945 in Bresaylor, Saskatchewan, Canada. Bernhard died on May 13, 1966 in Humboldt, Saskatchewan.
I don't know any of the KOESTEL family or much further on the SIETZ side. If you have additional information please reply.