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New Iceland also originated in a preliminary scouting mission that included an individual who shaped the establishment and early life of the colony. Departing for North America in 1872 at age twenty, Sigtryggur Jónasson chose to settle in Ontario over following Páll Þorláksson, a Lutheran theological student studying in Missouri, to the United States. He promoted Icelandic immigration to Ontario on behalf of the provincial government, although a visit to Nova Scotia made him discourage settlement in that province.
3. d. Archives of Manitoba, NIC 237, N11244. on reserved land at Erickson, Manitoba, in 1885 and New Stockholm next to Esterhazy-Kaposvar in 1886. In 1888 Finns established New Finland next to the Hungarians. Scandinavian immigration, augmented by Danes and especially Norwegians, swelled over the next two decades, enlarging existing settlements and producing new centres. 15 The largest of the controversial peasant peoples courted by Sifton, Ukrainians soon epitomized the evils of his immigration policy.
Also, while dominated by the provinces of Galicia and Bukovyna in Austria-Hungary, it drew as well from adjacent territories in the Russian empire. In different ways Hungarians, Doukhobors, and Jews offer better examples of the absent or displaced leader. Founder of the Esterhazy-Kaposvar Colony, the self-styled “Count” Paul O. d’Esterhazy was a Hungarian patriot and soldier— and an ambitious and purportedly compassionate, if not always practical man—who had emigrated to the United States after 1848.