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I am a originally from Canada. I am a pastor of a house church ministry praying for the people of DeKalb, IL and the students of NIU. I also work as nurse. My wife Julie and myself are raising five wonderful children, who are serving the Lord together.

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Jeremiah 51:1-32. The Lord Is Our Everlasting Portion. He Is The One We Trust

 The Lord Is Our Everlasting Portion. He Is The One We Trust

Jeremiah 51:1-32                                          Kevin E. Jesmer

Key verse 51:19                                                   6-19-18

“He who is the Portion of Jacob is not like these, for he is the Maker of all things, including the people of his inheritance—the Lord Almighty is his name.” (19)

      Dear Lord, I come to you today to meditate on your words. It is so hard to do this. We all think that we are so busy and have no time. We think that everything takes precedent over study of your words. I fall into this way of thinking. Help me to put knowing you and your words as top priority in my life. Teach me something deeply through this passage I pray in Jesus’ name. Amen!

Part 1.  God Holds All Nations To Account (1-10)

Verses 1-10, “Thus says the Lord: “Behold, I will stir up the spirit of a destroyer against Babylon, against the inhabitants of Leb-kamai, 2 and I will send to Babylon winnowers, and they shall winnow her, and they shall empty her land, when they come against her from every side on the day of trouble.3 Let not the archer bend his bow and let him not stand up in his armor. Spare not her young men; devote to destruction all her army. 4 They shall fall down slain in the land of the Chaldeans and wounded in her streets. 5 For Israel and Judah have not been forsaken by their God, the Lord of hosts, but the land of the Chaldeans is full of guilt against the Holy One of Israel. 6 “Flee from the midst of Babylon; let everyone save his life! Be not cut off in her punishment, for this is the time of the Lord’s vengeance, the repayment he is rendering her.7 Babylon was a golden cup in the Lord’s hand, making all the earth drunken; the nations drank of her wine; therefore, the nations went mad. 8 Suddenly Babylon has fallen and been broken; wail for her! Take balm for her pain; perhaps she may be healed. 9 We would have healed Babylon, but she was not healed. Forsake her, and let us go each to his own country, for her judgment has reached up to heaven and has been lifted up even to the skies. 10 The Lord has brought about our vindication; come, let us declare in Zion the work of the Lord our God.”

This seems very strange that God would punish the very nation that he sent to be his instrument of judgement on the people of Judah. The Babylonians were sent to deliver a blow to the unrepentant people of Judah and take them into exile. But, now God was calling Babylon to task and condemning them for their sins that they committed. In Jeremiah the people of Judah did deserve to be invaded by Babylon. They did deserve to go into exile to Babylon. But they did not deserve some of the evil and barbaric practices of the Babylonians.

And so, Jeremiah continued to prophesy about the fate of Babylon. Babylon had committed many sins towards all the nations in the region. They were cruel and led the nations astray with their idols. They caused immeasurable suffering. People felt that there was no end to their tyranny. But God tells them that Babylon will completely fall. The Lord will vindicate his people. They will rejoice over what God has done.

We can learn here that God calls all nations accountable for their sins, no matter if they have been called to serve a godly purpose or not. Think about it this way. The Nazi’s in WWll were doing some horrible things to the people. They were very evil. God raised up the Allies to defeat them and bring a stop to their reign of terror. The Allies were serving God’s purpose. But that did not give the Allies a right to inflict evil sufferings on the people that they liberated. They had a mandate to treat the people justly and help the survivors to build up their lives and their nations. And that is what the Marshall Plan set out to do. If they took advantage of the people then they would have to answer to God’s judgement.

The same principle is when a person tries to arrest someone. Yes, a person can arrest another person. If the person is a doing a criminal act then the arrest is a just act. But if the arrestor abuses his power and uses excessive force in the arrest then that is not a just act and the arrestor can face charges for using excessive force. God holds everyone to account. God’s justice will be upheld across the board.

For me this means that even though I am a child of God and am called to serve, I still must seek to please the Lord in all that I do. I am called to treat people with kindness and compassion and live as an ambassador of Christ.

God did not forsake his people. God was still watching out for them. His people may not have agreed with this at the time. They might have been convinced that God had abandoned them and was treating them unjustly. But that was not true. Verse 5 reads, “For Israel and Judah have not been forsaken by their God, the Lord of hosts, but the land of the Chaldeans is full of guilt against the Holy One of Israel.”  God never abandons his people. He may train and discipline his people so that they may grow in faith and be sanctified, but he never abandons them. He is their God all the time. A portion of the people of Judah would return to Jerusalem to rebuild their nation. Their descendants would testify that God did not forsake them and was with them.

Part 2:  The Portion of Jacob Brings Victory (11-32)

Verses 11-32, “Sharpen the arrows! Take up the shields! The Lord has stirred up the spirit of the kings of the Medes, because his purpose concerning Babylon is to destroy it, for that is the vengeance of the Lord, the vengeance for his temple.12 “Set up a standard against the walls of Babylon; make the watch strong; set up watchmen; prepare the ambushes; for the Lord has both planned and done what he spoke concerning the inhabitants of Babylon. 13 O you who dwell by many waters, rich in treasures, your end has come; the thread of your life is cut. 14 The Lord of hosts has sworn by himself: Surely, I will fill you with men, as many as locusts, and they shall raise the shout of victory over you. 15 “It is he who made the earth by his power, who established the world by his wisdom, and by his understanding stretched out the heavens. 16 When he utters his voice there is a tumult of waters in the heavens, and he makes the mist rise from the ends of the earth. He makes lightning for the rain, and he brings forth the wind from his storehouses. 17 Every man is stupid and without knowledge; every goldsmith is put to shame by his idols, for his images are false, and there is no breath in them. 18 They are worthless, a work of delusion; at the time of their punishment they shall perish. 19 Not like these is he who is the portion of Jacob, for he is the one who formed all things, and Israel is the tribe of his inheritance; the Lord of hosts is his name. 20 “You are my hammer and weapon of war: with you I break nations in pieces; with you I destroy kingdoms; 21 with you I break in pieces the horse and his rider;  with you I break in pieces the chariot and the charioteer; 22 with you I break in pieces man and woman; with you I break in pieces the old man and the youth;  with you I break in pieces the young man and the young woman; 23  with you I break in pieces the shepherd and his flock;  with you I break in pieces the farmer and his team; with you I break in pieces governors and commanders.24 “I will repay Babylon and all the inhabitants of Chaldea before your very eyes for all the evil that they have done in Zion, declares the Lord. 25 “Behold, I am against you, O destroying mountain, declares the Lord, which destroys the whole earth; I will stretch out my hand against you, and roll you down from the crags, and make you a burnt mountain. 26 No stone shall be taken from you for a corner and no stone for a foundation, but you shall be a perpetual waste, declares the Lord. 27 “Set up a standard on the earth; blow the trumpet among the nations; prepare the nations for war against her; summon against her the kingdoms, Ararat, Minni, and Ashkenaz; appoint a marshal against her; bring up horses like bristling locusts. 28 Prepare the nations for war against her, the kings of the Medes, with their governors and deputies, and every land under their dominion. 29 The land trembles and writhes in pain, for the Lord’s purposes against Babylon stand, to make the land of Babylon a desolation, without inhabitant. 30 The warriors of Babylon have ceased fighting; they remain in their strongholds; their strength has failed; they have become women; her dwellings are on fire; her bars are broken. 31 One runner runs to meet another, and one messenger to meet another, to tell the king of Babylon that his city is taken on every side; 32 the fords have been seized, the marshes are burned with fire, and the soldiers are in panic.”

In this passage we are blessed to discover so many wonderful aspects of God. God is a God of justice.  We already talked about how the Babylonians will have to answer to God for their evil ways. We also learned that God does not forsake his people, though their present conditions may make them think otherwise.

Now it times to ponder more about who our God is. God could defeat the Babylonians because of who He is. He is the Creator, the Maker of all things, even the Maker of his people. He is the Lord Almighty. He reveals idols as frauds as he carries out his justice. Though all people are senseless and without knowledge, He leads his people by His wisdom and strength and on to victory in Him.

Let’s think about each section. First, verse 11 reads, “Sharpen the arrows! Take up the shields! The Lord has stirred up the spirit of the kings of the Medes, because his purpose concerning Babylon is to destroy it, for that is the vengeance of the Lord, the vengeance for his temple.” And verse 12b: “….for the Lord has both planned and done what he spoke concerning the inhabitants of Babylon.”

Here we learn about the sovereign power of God. He is the one who stirred up the spirit of the king of the Medes. His purpose concerning Babylon is fulfilled. God’s purposes will surely be fulfilled for he is the all-powerful sovereign Lord. For me this means that I can trust what God is doing in the world. The whole Palestine/Israel issue seems overwhelming. The only way to approach the whole thing is with faith in the sovereign power of God to work out his will. The whole school shooting issue in the USA is sickening. But I could have some peace knowing that the Sovereign Lord is in control, though I may not understand everything that is going on. The challenges of being a missionary is overwhelming. But missionaries can have peace and inner strength trusting in the sovereign power of the almighty Creator who is with them.

    God is the highest authority. Verse 14 reads:  “The Lord of hosts has sworn by himself: Surely, I will fill you with men, as many as locusts, and they shall raise the shout of victory over you.”

      God is the all-powerful Creator. He established the earth by his wisdom. He controls nature. Verse 15:It is he who made the earth by his power, who established the world by his wisdom, and by his understanding stretched out the heavens. 16 When he utters his voice there is a tumult of waters in the heavens, and he makes the mist rise from the ends of the earth. He makes lightning for the rain, and he brings forth the wind from his storehouses.”

     God is the inheritance of his people. Look at verse 19: “Not like these is he who is the portion of Jacob, for he is the one who formed all things, and Israel is the tribe of his inheritance; the Lord of hosts is his name.” God is our inheritance and our everlasting portion. He is worth more than inheriting several hundred thousand dollars and a house and an old car. He is our Portion and inheritance.

     God’s purposes stand. Look at verse 29: “The land trembles and writhes in pain, for the Lord’s purposes against Babylon stand,” He has his will. He is powerful and almighty. Of course, his purposes’ stand. What can weak human beings do to thwart God’s plan?

Prayer: “Lord, I know you are my God. Thank you for not forsaking me and being with me. Thank you for being my everlasting portion. I can stand up and walk in this world because of your love, grace and power that you freely pour out on those who have faith in you.”

One Word: The Lord Almighty is his name. We trust in you Lord. We rejoice in your grace.

Jeremiah 51:1-32. The Lord Is Our Everlasting Portion. He Is The One We Trust

 The Lord Is Our Everlasting Portion. He Is The One We Trust

Jeremiah 51:1-32                                          Kevin E. Jesmer

Key verse 51:19                                                   6-19-18

“He who is the Portion of Jacob is not like these, for he is the Maker of all things, including the people of his inheritance—the Lord Almighty is his name.” (19)

      Dear Lord, I come to you today to meditate on your words. It is so hard to do this. We all think that we are so busy and have no time. We think that everything takes precedent over study of your words. I fall into this way of thinking. Help me to put knowing you and your words as top priority in my life. Teach me something deeply through this passage I pray in Jesus’ name. Amen!

Part 1.  God Holds All Nations To Account (1-10)

Verses 1-10, “Thus says the Lord: “Behold, I will stir up the spirit of a destroyer against Babylon, against the inhabitants of Leb-kamai, 2 and I will send to Babylon winnowers, and they shall winnow her, and they shall empty her land, when they come against her from every side on the day of trouble.3 Let not the archer bend his bow and let him not stand up in his armor. Spare not her young men; devote to destruction all her army. 4 They shall fall down slain in the land of the Chaldeans and wounded in her streets. 5 For Israel and Judah have not been forsaken by their God, the Lord of hosts, but the land of the Chaldeans is full of guilt against the Holy One of Israel. 6 “Flee from the midst of Babylon; let everyone save his life! Be not cut off in her punishment, for this is the time of the Lord’s vengeance, the repayment he is rendering her.7 Babylon was a golden cup in the Lord’s hand, making all the earth drunken; the nations drank of her wine; therefore, the nations went mad. 8 Suddenly Babylon has fallen and been broken; wail for her! Take balm for her pain; perhaps she may be healed. 9 We would have healed Babylon, but she was not healed. Forsake her, and let us go each to his own country, for her judgment has reached up to heaven and has been lifted up even to the skies. 10 The Lord has brought about our vindication; come, let us declare in Zion the work of the Lord our God.”

This seems very strange that God would punish the very nation that he sent to be his instrument of judgement on the people of Judah. The Babylonians were sent to deliver a blow to the unrepentant people of Judah and take them into exile. But, now God was calling Babylon to task and condemning them for their sins that they committed. In Jeremiah the people of Judah did deserve to be invaded by Babylon. They did deserve to go into exile to Babylon. But they did not deserve some of the evil and barbaric practices of the Babylonians.

And so, Jeremiah continued to prophesy about the fate of Babylon. Babylon had committed many sins towards all the nations in the region. They were cruel and led the nations astray with their idols. They caused immeasurable suffering. People felt that there was no end to their tyranny. But God tells them that Babylon will completely fall. The Lord will vindicate his people. They will rejoice over what God has done.

We can learn here that God calls all nations accountable for their sins, no matter if they have been called to serve a godly purpose or not. Think about it this way. The Nazi’s in WWll were doing some horrible things to the people. They were very evil. God raised up the Allies to defeat them and bring a stop to their reign of terror. The Allies were serving God’s purpose. But that did not give the Allies a right to inflict evil sufferings on the people that they liberated. They had a mandate to treat the people justly and help the survivors to build up their lives and their nations. And that is what the Marshall Plan set out to do. If they took advantage of the people then they would have to answer to God’s judgement.

The same principle is when a person tries to arrest someone. Yes, a person can arrest another person. If the person is a doing a criminal act then the arrest is a just act. But if the arrestor abuses his power and uses excessive force in the arrest then that is not a just act and the arrestor can face charges for using excessive force. God holds everyone to account. God’s justice will be upheld across the board.

For me this means that even though I am a child of God and am called to serve, I still must seek to please the Lord in all that I do. I am called to treat people with kindness and compassion and live as an ambassador of Christ.

God did not forsake his people. God was still watching out for them. His people may not have agreed with this at the time. They might have been convinced that God had abandoned them and was treating them unjustly. But that was not true. Verse 5 reads, “For Israel and Judah have not been forsaken by their God, the Lord of hosts, but the land of the Chaldeans is full of guilt against the Holy One of Israel.”  God never abandons his people. He may train and discipline his people so that they may grow in faith and be sanctified, but he never abandons them. He is their God all the time. A portion of the people of Judah would return to Jerusalem to rebuild their nation. Their descendants would testify that God did not forsake them and was with them.

Part 2:  The Portion of Jacob Brings Victory (11-32)

Verses 11-32, “Sharpen the arrows! Take up the shields! The Lord has stirred up the spirit of the kings of the Medes, because his purpose concerning Babylon is to destroy it, for that is the vengeance of the Lord, the vengeance for his temple.12 “Set up a standard against the walls of Babylon; make the watch strong; set up watchmen; prepare the ambushes; for the Lord has both planned and done what he spoke concerning the inhabitants of Babylon. 13 O you who dwell by many waters, rich in treasures, your end has come; the thread of your life is cut. 14 The Lord of hosts has sworn by himself: Surely, I will fill you with men, as many as locusts, and they shall raise the shout of victory over you. 15 “It is he who made the earth by his power, who established the world by his wisdom, and by his understanding stretched out the heavens. 16 When he utters his voice there is a tumult of waters in the heavens, and he makes the mist rise from the ends of the earth. He makes lightning for the rain, and he brings forth the wind from his storehouses. 17 Every man is stupid and without knowledge; every goldsmith is put to shame by his idols, for his images are false, and there is no breath in them. 18 They are worthless, a work of delusion; at the time of their punishment they shall perish. 19 Not like these is he who is the portion of Jacob, for he is the one who formed all things, and Israel is the tribe of his inheritance; the Lord of hosts is his name. 20 “You are my hammer and weapon of war: with you I break nations in pieces; with you I destroy kingdoms; 21 with you I break in pieces the horse and his rider;  with you I break in pieces the chariot and the charioteer; 22 with you I break in pieces man and woman; with you I break in pieces the old man and the youth;  with you I break in pieces the young man and the young woman; 23  with you I break in pieces the shepherd and his flock;  with you I break in pieces the farmer and his team; with you I break in pieces governors and commanders.24 “I will repay Babylon and all the inhabitants of Chaldea before your very eyes for all the evil that they have done in Zion, declares the Lord. 25 “Behold, I am against you, O destroying mountain, declares the Lord, which destroys the whole earth; I will stretch out my hand against you, and roll you down from the crags, and make you a burnt mountain. 26 No stone shall be taken from you for a corner and no stone for a foundation, but you shall be a perpetual waste, declares the Lord. 27 “Set up a standard on the earth; blow the trumpet among the nations; prepare the nations for war against her; summon against her the kingdoms, Ararat, Minni, and Ashkenaz; appoint a marshal against her; bring up horses like bristling locusts. 28 Prepare the nations for war against her, the kings of the Medes, with their governors and deputies, and every land under their dominion. 29 The land trembles and writhes in pain, for the Lord’s purposes against Babylon stand, to make the land of Babylon a desolation, without inhabitant. 30 The warriors of Babylon have ceased fighting; they remain in their strongholds; their strength has failed; they have become women; her dwellings are on fire; her bars are broken. 31 One runner runs to meet another, and one messenger to meet another, to tell the king of Babylon that his city is taken on every side; 32 the fords have been seized, the marshes are burned with fire, and the soldiers are in panic.”

In this passage we are blessed to discover so many wonderful aspects of God. God is a God of justice.  We already talked about how the Babylonians will have to answer to God for their evil ways. We also learned that God does not forsake his people, though their present conditions may make them think otherwise.

Now it times to ponder more about who our God is. God could defeat the Babylonians because of who He is. He is the Creator, the Maker of all things, even the Maker of his people. He is the Lord Almighty. He reveals idols as frauds as he carries out his justice. Though all people are senseless and without knowledge, He leads his people by His wisdom and strength and on to victory in Him.

Let’s think about each section. First, verse 11 reads, “Sharpen the arrows! Take up the shields! The Lord has stirred up the spirit of the kings of the Medes, because his purpose concerning Babylon is to destroy it, for that is the vengeance of the Lord, the vengeance for his temple.” And verse 12b: “….for the Lord has both planned and done what he spoke concerning the inhabitants of Babylon.”

Here we learn about the sovereign power of God. He is the one who stirred up the spirit of the king of the Medes. His purpose concerning Babylon is fulfilled. God’s purposes will surely be fulfilled for he is the all-powerful sovereign Lord. For me this means that I can trust what God is doing in the world. The whole Palestine/Israel issue seems overwhelming. The only way to approach the whole thing is with faith in the sovereign power of God to work out his will. The whole school shooting issue in the USA is sickening. But I could have some peace knowing that the Sovereign Lord is in control, though I may not understand everything that is going on. The challenges of being a missionary is overwhelming. But missionaries can have peace and inner strength trusting in the sovereign power of the almighty Creator who is with them.

    God is the highest authority. Verse 14 reads:  “The Lord of hosts has sworn by himself: Surely, I will fill you with men, as many as locusts, and they shall raise the shout of victory over you.”

      God is the all-powerful Creator. He established the earth by his wisdom. He controls nature. Verse 15:It is he who made the earth by his power, who established the world by his wisdom, and by his understanding stretched out the heavens. 16 When he utters his voice there is a tumult of waters in the heavens, and he makes the mist rise from the ends of the earth. He makes lightning for the rain, and he brings forth the wind from his storehouses.”

     God is the inheritance of his people. Look at verse 19: “Not like these is he who is the portion of Jacob, for he is the one who formed all things, and Israel is the tribe of his inheritance; the Lord of hosts is his name.” God is our inheritance and our everlasting portion. He is worth more than inheriting several hundred thousand dollars and a house and an old car. He is our Portion and inheritance.

     God’s purposes stand. Look at verse 29: “The land trembles and writhes in pain, for the Lord’s purposes against Babylon stand,” He has his will. He is powerful and almighty. Of course, his purposes’ stand. What can weak human beings do to thwart God’s plan?

Prayer: “Lord, I know you are my God. Thank you for not forsaking me and being with me. Thank you for being my everlasting portion. I can stand up and walk in this world because of your love, grace and power that you freely pour out on those who have faith in you.”

One Word: The Lord Almighty is his name. We trust in you Lord. We rejoice in your grace.

Jeremiah 50:1-46. By God’s Power And Forgiveness His People Are Freed.

By God’s Power And Forgiveness His People Are Freed

Jeremiah 50:1-46                            Kevin E. Jesmer

Key Verse: 50:34                             6-18-18

“Yet their Redeemer is strong; the Lord Almighty is his name. He will vigorously defend their cause so that he may bring rest to their land, but unrest to those who live in Babylon.”

Dear Lord Jesus, help me to understand this passage. Help me to see you in this passage. I pray in Jesus’ name. Amen!

Part 1: God Is Faithful To Bring His People Near (1-17)

Verses 1-17, “This is the word the Lord spoke through Jeremiah the prophet concerning Babylon and the land of the Babylonians: 2 “Announce and proclaim among the nations, lift up a banner and proclaim it; keep nothing back, but say,‘Babylon will be captured; Bel will be put to shame, Marduk filled with terror. Her images will be put to shame and her idols filled with terror.’3 A nation from the north will attack her and lay waste her land. No one will live in it; both people and animals will flee away.4 “In those days, at that time,” declares the Lord, “the people of Israel and the people of Judah together will go in tears to seek the Lord their God. 5 They will ask the way to Zion and turn their faces toward it. They will come and bind themselves to the Lord in an everlasting covenant that will not be forgotten. 6 “My people have been lost sheep; their shepherds have led them astray and caused them to roam on the mountains. They wandered over mountain and hill and forgot their own resting place.7 Whoever found them devoured them; their enemies said, ‘We are not guilty, for they sinned against the Lord, their verdant pasture, the Lord, the hope of their ancestors.’8 “Flee out of Babylon; leave the land of the Babylonians, and be like the goats that lead the flock.9 For I will stir up and bring against Babylon an alliance of great nations from the land of the north. They will take up their positions against her, and from the north she will be captured. Their arrows will be like skilled warriors who do not return empty-handed.10 So Babylonia will be plundered; all who plunder her will have their fill,” declares the Lord. 11 “Because you rejoice and are glad, you who pillage my inheritance, because you frolic like a heifer threshing grain and neigh like stallions, 12 your mother will be greatly ashamed; she who gave you birth will be disgraced. She will be the least of the nations— a wilderness, a dry land, a desert. 13 Because of the Lord’s anger she will not be inhabited but will be completely desolate. All who pass Babylon will be appalled; they will scoff because of all her wounds. 14 “Take up your positions around Babylon, all you who draw the bow.  Shoot at her! Spare no arrows, for she has sinned against the Lord. 15 Shout against her on every side!  She surrenders, her towers fall, her walls are torn down. Since this is the vengeance of the Lord, take vengeance on her; do to her as she has done to others.16 Cut off from Babylon the sower, and the reaper with his sickle at harvest. Because of the sword of the oppressor let everyone return to their own people, let everyone flee to their own land. 17 “Israel is a scattered flock that lions have chased away. The first to devour them was the king of Assyria; the last to crush their bones was Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon.”

Jeremiah had prophesied concerning the Babylonian conquest of all the nations around Israel, as well as the invasion of Judah and the fall of Jerusalem and the exile of the Jews. Babylon was God’s instrument of judgment. Through the armies of Babylon, the nations would receive judgement for their sins and the people of Israel would receive God’s divine discipline so that some of them could turn their hearts back to God. And so God’s working through Babylon had a redemptive purpose for his people, Israel.

Even though Babylon was being used by God, it didn’t mean that they were exempt from God’s judgement. Babylon was very evil. Her people worshiped Bel and Marduk. They treated the people they conquered very cruelly.  Look at verse 11, “Because you rejoice and are glad, you who pillage my inheritance, because you frolic like a heifer threshing grain and neigh like stallions,”. They rejoiced and were glad at the suffering of the God’s people. Though their judgement was due them, for the sins they had done, it was by no means license for the Babylonians to gloat over them in their suffering.

They also overly caused the people of the land to suffer. Look at verse 15b, “…Since this is the vengeance of the Lord, take vengeance on her; do to her as she has done to others.” They were given a job to do, that was to invade Judah and take some captives. But they over did it. Their hand was too heavy and cruel. Because of this also they would be judged.

Think about it this way…the police are called to make sure that justice prevails in the land. They have power to arrest people and apply force if needed. But they are not allowed to act unjustly. They must not use excessive force. They must not apply force without due cause. If they do, then they will be subject to the law and could be prosecuted. God wants his people to act justly and be compassionate and merciful reflecting his character.

God would punish them in his own time. A nation from the north, the Medo-Persian Empire, would conquer Babylon. At this time the Medo-Persian, led by Cyrus would be God’s instrument of judgement against Babylon. Once he conquered Babylon, Cyrus would issue a proclamation that the Israelites would be set free to return to their homeland and worship God as they wished. This is how verse 16b was accomplished, “…let everyone return to their own people, let everyone flee to their own land.”

The people of Judah living in Babylonian captivity would go home with tears of repentance. Let’s read verses 4-5 together, “In those days, at that time,” declares the Lord, “the people of Israel and the people of Judah together will go in tears to seek the Lord their God. 5 They will ask the way to Zion and turn their faces toward it. They will come and bind themselves to the Lord in an everlasting covenant that will not be forgotten.” (4,5) God worked in the hearts of his people through the exile. Their hardened hearts would melt. They would be so repentant that tears would flow. They would be inspired to seek after the Lord. They were ready to make a new beginning with the Lord. The people, who had long disobeyed God, would be asking the way to Zion…the way to meet God. They would willingly submit themselves to God. God would bring them into a covenant relationship with himself. It would be an everlasting covenant.

God is very wise. He knew exactly what it would take to for his people to turn their hearts and he fulfilled this plan. It took over 70 years, along with hundreds of years of patience and pleading with his people. But God did it. We can trust God that he will bring his people near to his heart. Praise the Lord.

God knows what it will take to get the hearts of the people of our nation to turn. He knows what it will take to get any one person’s heart to turn to him. It may require decades of “hard living” before a person turns their hearts to Jesus. God is patient and wise and he will work through any avenue that he can to get the hearts of his people to return back to him in repentance and faith. He is stronger than our own sin and unbelief.

Part 2. Our God Is A Strong Redeemer For His People (18-46)

Verses 18-46, “8 Therefore this is what the Lord Almighty, the God of Israel, says: “I will punish the king of Babylon and his land as I punished the king of Assyria. 19 But I will bring Israel back to their own pasture, and they will graze on Carmel and Bashan; their appetite will be satisfied on the hills of Ephraim and Gilead. 20 In those days, at that time,” declares the Lord, “ search will be made for Israel’s guilt,  but there will be none, and for the sins of Judah, but none will be found, for I will forgive the remnant I spare.

21 “Attack the land of Merathaim and those who live in Pekod.  Pursue, kill and completely destroy them,” declares the Lord. “Do everything I have commanded you. 22 The noise of battle is in the land, the noise of great destruction! 23 How broken and shattered is the hammer of the whole earth! How desolate is Babylon among the nations! 24 I set a trap for you, Babylon, and you were caught before you knew it; you were found and captured because you opposed the Lord. 25 The Lord has opened his arsenal and brought out the weapons of his wrath, for the Sovereign Lord Almighty has work to do in the land of the Babylonians. 26 Come against her from afar. Break open her granaries; pile her up like heaps of grain. Completely destroy her and leave her no remnant. 27 Kill all her young bulls; let them go down to the slaughter! Woe to them! For their day has come, the time for them to be punished.28 Listen to the fugitives and refugees from Babylon declaring in Zion how the Lord our God has taken vengeance, vengeance for his temple.

29 “Summon archers against Babylon, all those who draw the bow. Encamp all around her; let no one escape. Repay her for her deeds; do to her as she has done. For she has defied the Lord, the Holy One of Israel. 30 Therefore, her young men will fall in the streets; all her soldiers will be silenced in that day,” declares the Lord. 31 “See, I am against you, you arrogant one,” declares the Lord, the Lord Almighty, “for your day has come, the time for you to be punished. 32 The arrogant one will stumble and fall and no one will help her up; I will kindle a fire in her towns that will consume all who are around her.”

33 This is what the Lord Almighty says: “The people of Israel are oppressed, and the people of Judah as well. All their captors hold them fast, refusing to let them go. 34 Yet their Redeemer is strong; the Lord Almighty is his name. He will vigorously defend their cause so that he may bring rest to their land, but unrest to those who live in Babylon.

35 “A sword against the Babylonians!”  declares the Lord— “against those who live in Babylon and against her officials and wise men! 36 A sword against her false prophets!  They will become fools. A sword against her warriors! They will be filled with terror. 37 A sword against her horses and chariots and all the foreigners in her ranks! They will become weaklings. A sword against her treasures!  They will be plundered. 38 A drought on her waters! They will dry up. For it is a land of idols, idols that will go mad with terror. 39 “So desert creatures and hyenas will live there, and there the owl will dwell. It will never again be inhabited  or lived in from generation to generation. 40 As I overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah along with their neighboring towns,” declares the Lord, “so no one will live there; no people will dwell in it.

41 “Look! An army is coming from the north; a great nation and many kings are being stirred up from the ends of the earth. 42 They are armed with bows and spears; they are cruel and without mercy. They sound like the roaring sea as they ride on their horses; they come like men in battle formation to attack you, Daughter Babylon. 43 The king of Babylon has heard reports about them, and his hands hang limp. Anguish has gripped him, pain like that of a woman in labor. 44 Like a lion coming up from Jordan’s thickets to a rich pastureland, I will chase Babylon from its land in an instant. Who is the chosen one I will appoint for this? Who is like me and who can challenge me? And what shepherd can stand against me?”45 Therefore, hear what the Lord has planned against Babylon, what he has purposed against the land of the Babylonians: The young of the flock will be dragged away; their pasture will be appalled at their fate .46 At the sound of Babylon’s capture the earth will tremble; its cry will resound among the nations.

God would redeem his people by his power and by his grace of forgiveness.

Our God is a Strong redeemer. There is no way that the Israelites could ever be set free from exile in Babylon. But God made it happen. He raised up the Persians and King Cyrus and set them free. Now that is strength. Our God is a strong redeemer.

     The Lord Almighty, the strong Redeemer of Israel, would forgive and restore the remnant of his people Look at verses 19-20. “But I will bring Israel back to their own pasture, and they will graze on Carmel and Bashan; their appetite will be satisfied on the hills of Ephraim and Gilead. 20 In those days, at that time,” declares the Lord, “search will be made for Israel’s guilt, but there will be none, and for the sins of Judah, but none will be found, for I will forgive the remnant I spare.”

Their forgiveness was given to them by God himself. It was not because of anything they did. They were doing the wrong things, if you remember, in almost every previous chapter in Jeremiah. They were forgiven because God chose to forgive them. They endured their punishment and divine discipline because of their sin. The seventy years of captivity was over. It was time to accept God’s complete forgiveness and make plans to return to Judah and Jerusalem.

To experience true deliverance and transformation in Christ, we need to know the grace of his forgiveness. When we realize that we have been totally forgiven by God then something supernatural happens. We are changed. God’s power and love literally changes us from the inside out. We become children of God.

     The Lord Almighty would give them rest. Look at verses 33-34, “33 This is what the Lord Almighty says: “The people of Israel are oppressed, and the people of Judah as well. All their captors hold them fast, refusing to let them go. 34 Yet their Redeemer is strong; the Lord Almighty is his name. He will vigorously defend their cause so that he may bring rest to their land, but unrest to those who live in Babylon.” The Lord is strong. He defends their cause. God is the Almighty Creator of the heavens and the earth. He is the sovereign Lord over all creation. If he chooses to defend the cause of his people then they are defended. He chooses to defend his people because he has forgiven his people. On the basis of his forgiveness and his sovereignty, they will find rest in their land. Only Christ can offer this rest to his people.

The rest for God’s people is also accomplished by God’s complete forgiveness. There would be no guilt to found. If there was no guilt then they would have entered into a right relationship with the holy God. If the Holy Almighty God completely forgives a person, who is to say anything to the contrary. It is done.

God spoke differently about the nations that were not his people. Some would be crushed, never to rise again. Some would be crushed but be allowed to rebuild themselves as a people.  The arrogant Babylonians would be crushed (31,32). But to his people, the Israelites, he spoke with words of love and hope. He would help them to be reestablished as a people of God.

The Gospel is written all over this chapter. Before meeting Jesus, people are enslaved by their sin. The power of sin and the devil keep them captive, in exile from God. But Jesus, through his death and resurrection set the captives free. He destroyed the power of death and the devil and set the captives free. His death brings complete forgiveness for any who believe. They become children of God. They enter into an eternal relationship with God through the Gospel. They have eternal life. They also have rest in their souls. They have hope and assurance because Jesus is their Redeemer and King. They are set apart from the people of this world because they are children of God. They are being led back to God and will spend eternity life in God’s kingdom. This is what that Gospel is all about. It is good news.

Prayer: Almighty Lord God, I can see how plan unfolded and how you brought your people back to you. You are wise, powerful and compassionate. You grace is poured out on your people. Thank you, Lord.

One Word: Our God Is a forgiving strong Redeemer.

Moses A. Jesmer and Effie (Day) Jesmer-the brother of Joseph A. Jesmer

Moses A. Jesmer is the brother of my Great-Great Grandfather Joseph A. Jesmer. (Do not confuse him with Moses E. Jesmer who was the son of Joseph A. Jesmer.) He was married to Effie Day. He moved out west with another man, William Day (possibly a relative of his wife), from Princeton to start a business. Moses A. Jesmer moved out west, to Everly Iowa. He later moved to Denver Colorado and opened a store.

Link to Jesmer family history

Link to Joseph and Julia Jesmer (his parents)

Link to Joseph A. Jesmer (Moses’ brother) 

Moses A. JESMER

14 Jan 1854 – ____

BIRTH: 14 Jan 1854, Hogansburg, NY

Father: Joseph JESMER

Mother: Julie PLAMONDON

Family 1 : Effie DAY

MARRIAGE: 16 Oct 1879, Princeton, Mille Lacs, MN

http://www.starkeffect.com/users/skirkey/d0000/g0000021.htm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The siblings of Moses A. Jesmer..

Children: 10 (only 8 listed in 1860 Bombay Census)

Joseph A. Jesmer (Jan. 5, 1833-?) separate house 1860 census

Julia Charlotte Jesmer (Nov15, 1836-Mar. 17, 1926) m. Aug. 2, 1852 Peter Robideau (Nov. 12, 1830-Apr. 4, 1905)

Isabelle (Elizabeth) Jesmer (1838-?)

Rosa Jesmer (1839-?) m. Jul 23, 1863 John Campbell

Adeline May Jesmer (Jul. 19, 1843- Aug 3, 1906) m. Jul 3, 1864 Nelson A. Grow

Adolphus D. Jesmer (Jul. 17, 1846- Apr. 14, 1920) m. Sep. 9, 1868 Julianna Robideau (daughter of Joseph & Catherine)

Nelson (Narcisse) E. Jesmer (May 25, 1848-?) 1860 census

Marcelina (Salina, Mina, Lena) Jesmer (Oct. 16, 1851-?) m. Nov. 17, 1873 Minor J. Parisian (1880 census)

Moses A. Jesmer (Jan. 14, 1854-?) m. Oct. 16, 1879 Effie Day

Resided: Massena NY.; later Greenbush Twns., Mille Lacs Co., Mn. 1867- ?

The following is some information about Everly Colorado, where Moses and Effie lived. 

Everly was founded as Clark, Iowa, in 1884, but soon took its current name because there was already a Clarke, Iowa. Everly incorporated on April 7, 1902.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Everly,_Iowa

History: Everly is believed to be named after a Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railroad conductor or a surveyor when it was surveyed and platted in 1884.  The town was originally named Clark.

http://everlyiowa.com/index.html

Clay Clay Township was the first township in Clay County. When it was created in 1859, it comprised the entire county.

Clark: first name give to town of Everly. Platted as Clark in 1884. Listed as Clark in U.S. Postal Guide from 1885-1897.

HISTORY OF CLAY COUNTY, IOWA

FROM ITS EARLIEST SETTLEMENT TO l909

http://iagenweb.org/clay/hist/hist2.htm

BY Samuel Gillespie and James E. Steele

ALSO BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF MANY PROMINENT CITIZENS OF THE COUNTY AS WELL AS ITS ILLUSTRIOUS DEAD

CLAY COUNTY.

The county of Clay is twenty-four miles square, containing an area of 368,640 acres. It is located in the northwestern part of the state, being in the second tier of counties from the north, and the third from the west boundary of the state. Its soil is a rich dark-colored loam, extending in depth from two to eight feet. Underlying this rich soil is a clay subsoil, which renders it capable of withstanding either drouth or excessive rainfalls. The Little Sioux river and its many tributaries furnish abundant water and excellent drainage. In addition to the Little Sioux there are the Ocheydan, Willow, Prairie, Muddy and Henry creeks. In the eastern part of the county are several lakes, known as Lost Island lake, Swan lake. Virgin lake, Pickerell lake and Mud lake. In these lakes are found an abundance of fish of all kinds. Around these lakes and along these streams are found some of the finest and most fertile lands which Clay is known to possess. The surface of the county is undulating, divested of the many sloughs so usually found in lands of this description. The consequences are that there is very little waste land in the county. The lower lands have proven a great source of profit to the farmers, as they produce an abundance of rich and nutritious grass, which, when cut and properly cared for, makes excellent substitute for tame hay. The farmers have taken advantage of this and yearly tons of this grass have been cut, stacked and pressed, and shipped to eastern markets, realizing for the farmers handsome margins for their labor. There is a scarcity of timber, and with the exception of the extreme southwest part of the county and Gillett’s Grove there is no timber, but this scarcity is supplied by a great many large and beautiful groves, which have been planted and cared for until they have grown to such a size that they not only furnish shade and adorn the farms, but furnish plenty of good firewood. The Little Sioux river is a beautiful stream, and with its serpentine windings measures a distance of nearly seventy-one miles in Clay county. This splendid stream and its broad rich valleys cannot but fill the mind of the beholder with admiration. Its waters are clear and silvery, its bed rocky and sandy, its current slow and steady; its flow and volume constant. Heavy water powers at Spencer and Peterson afford excellent manufacturing facilities, and all along the stream dams might be constructed which would cause thousands of busy wheels to toil in the service of man.

A most excellent clay is found here, and several brick and tile kilns are in active operation and are turning out thousands of brick annually of a superior quality.

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The first house built in Everly was a frame structure, sixteen by twenty- four, erected by O. C. Seaverson in 1883, for a residence and section house. The

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second one was built in 1884, by Reimer Mundt. O. C. Seaverson and family and a brother were the first residents of Everly.

In 1884 twenty-four families came to Everly and Lone Tree township from Benton county, Iowa. Some of the first settlers in Everly and Lone Tree township were Reimer Mundt, Moses Jesmer, William Day, Louis Scharnberg, John and Charles Scharnberg, H. W. Moehler, Peter Steuben, George Schoerns, Hans Peterson, W. Ahrens, W. Peterson, N. J. Hennings, John Krumbeck, John Tischer, Mell Green, R. Ericksen and A. W. Sleeper. Some of those who came about the same time and settled in Everly were John Adams, Nicholas Schroeder, the Rhode brothers, Deltz and Herman, and Louis Tischer. The same year M. Jennings and Will Day erected the first store building. J. P. Parker was the first mayor of Everly, George Nugent followed him, then A. T. Jones, and Mike Fell, who is the present mayor. The town has four hundred inhabitants.

 

N.A. Grow and Adeline Mary (Jesmer) Grow

N.A. Grow and Adeline Mary (Jesmer) Grow. Adeline was the sister of my Great-Great Grandfather, Joseph A. Jesmer. She married N.A. Grow and lived out the latter part of her life in Greenbush Township, near Princeton Minnesota. A special thanks to Thomas Lamping who posted some of his research in FindAGrave.

(some pics are oversized. I can’t edit them on this site anymore. But do save them onto your own device.)

Link to Jesmer family tree

Link to Joseph and Julie, Adeline’s parents. 

Link to Joseph A. Jesmer, Adeline’s brother. 

Mrs. N. A. Grow Succumbs to Attack of Paralysis at Greenbush on Friday, August Third. (1906)

Mrs. N. A. Grow died at her home in Greenbush on Friday morning, August 3, at 6:30 from the effects of a paralytic stroke sustained on the morning of the previous day. Mrs. Grow was 63 years of age on July 19 last. The funeral services were conducted in the Greenbush Catholic church on Sunday morning by Rev. Father Levings, who delivered a most impressive and eloquent oration.

Mrs. Grow was born in Franklin county, New York, 1843, her maiden name being Adaline Jesmer. She was married July 3, 1864, and came, with her husband, to Minnesota in the spring of 1869. Her husband died in 1897. There were four sons and six daughters born of the union, all of whom with the exception of John, are living. The survivors are Charles and Adolphus E., Greenbush; L. N., Princeton; Mrs. Alexander Belair, Blue Hill; Elizabeth, Colorado Springs; Mrs. John Zimple, Mrs. Jas. Deshaw, Gertrude and Adele, Greenbush.

Mrs. Grow was a kindly, God-fearing lady-a devout member of the Catholic church. She was ever ready to render assistance to a neighbor in sickness or relieve the wants of the poor. She was highly esteemed by a large number of both young and old who will greatly miss her genial personality.

The pallbearers were: Owen Bracken, Greenbush; Daniel McCuaig, Milaca; Louis Plumondore, George McFarland, Wm. Orton, Princeton; H. C. Whittier, Greenbush.

Among the relatives from out of town who attended the obsequies were Mr. and Mrs. A.D. Jesmer, Park Rapids; Mrs. Gagacki, Mrs. Aslen, Minneapolis; Miss Elizabeth Grow, Colorado Springs.

published in “The Princeton Union” August 9, 1906

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/36111521/adeline-mary-grow

Adeline Mary Jesmer Grow
Birth: 19 Jul 1843
Franklin County, New York, USA
Death: 3 Aug 1906 (aged 63) stroke
Mille Lacs County, Minnesota, USA
Burial: Greenbush Catholic Cemetery
Princeton, Mille Lacs County, Minnesota, USA

Children of N.A. Grow and Adeline (Jesmer) Grow:

Back Row-Elizabeth, Mary, Adolphus, Charles, Levius, Minerva, Lillian
Front Row- Gertrude, Nelson, Adeline, Adele

Nelson Grow Family-(Charles Grow Parents)
Naming them by following geneology chart only-pic had no writing on back.
Back Row-Elizabeth, Mary, Adolphus, Charles, Levius, Minerva, Lillian
Front Row- Gertrude, Nelson, Adeline, Adele
2 other children not pictured died. John died in 1893 age 24 and William died in 1883 age 3
I am guessing this picture was taken around
1893 after John died and before Charles married in 1894. Adele was born in 1888 which would make her 4 years old which she appears to be that age in this picture.
This family was raised on the farm in Greenbush Township Added to Ancestry Saved to “G” harddrive

Nelson Grow Family-(Charles Grow Parents)
Naming them by following genealogy chart only-pic had no writing on back.
Back Row-Elizabeth, Mary, Adolphus, Charles, Levius, Minerva, Lillian
Front Row- Gertrude, Nelson, Adeline, Adele
2 other children not pictured died. John died in 1893 age 24 and William died in 1883 age 3
I am guessing this picture was taken around
1893 after John died and before Charles married in 1894. Adele was born in 1888 which would make her 4 years old which she appears to be that age in this picture.
This family was raised on the farm in Greenbush Township Added to Ancestry Saved to “G” harddrive

Adeline Jesmer-Grow Added to Ancestry Saved to “G” harddrive

They had several children.

 

 

Pictures of Eagle Lake First Nations, NW Ontario

Pictures of Eagle Lake First Nations, NW Ontario. Compiled 5-20-18

Link to the Eagle Lake main page

Link to the communities section

Link to the videos of Eagle Lake page

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Videos of Eagle Lake First Nation

Videos About Eagle Lake First Nations

Link to the communities section

Link to the main page for Eagle Lake NW Ontario

Community

A tribute to Eagle Lake. A song written by a song writer (5 min) 2013

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLX49blmDZM

Powows

Rules of a powwow (2 min) 2018  spoken by three kids

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXdD4budp8w

Powow in 2013 (4 min)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0bQlqy5Ivg

Youth Powow breakdance 2011 (11 min)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E042_zxc4x8

Powow 2016 (12min)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KS5rL2cNsC0

Powow 2016 ( 1 min)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2idS1QrdRTU

Fishing

A fishing trip to Eagle Lake 2015 (3 min)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gj9nOcsClZU

Eagle lake ice fishing 2015 (4 min)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfZ90gJaLzw

Eagle Lake lodge tour 2016 (3 min)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8SuitUNFZ9A

Healing from Historical Trauma

Truth and reconciliation commission 2012 (2.5 min)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-VhbD99HdOo

Youth voices (1:48 min)

Descriptive video of the Eagle Lake 2011 (2.5 min) History of the town

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IU-KDzrPXW4

Short film by animator from Eagle Lake (2017)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9HPPnsvIt0

Film maker and director talks about her craft. She is from Eagle Lake (2.5 min) 2012

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHhF9fK0DhU

 Hockey

Eagle Lake Chiefs championship game 2016 (44 min)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PgAnLvjerkk

Standing Up For What is Important

Waterwalk 2015 (3 min) Walking to protect water

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5KP-4Tywh0

Getting To Know The Community of Eagle Lake First Nation, NW Ontario

Getting To Know The Community of Eagle Lake First Nation, NW Ontario. Migisi Sahgaigan. (Reservoir)

Info Page On Eagle Lake NW Ontario compiled 5-20-18

Migisi Sahgaigan.    : The native name for Eagle Lake (It means “Reservoir”)

Link to the communities section

Link to the videos of Eagle Lake

Link to the pictures of Eagle Lake

Where the Eagle will continue to soar and develop with the Ojibways of Eagle Lake.

Eagle Lake’s greatest assets are its people.

We strive to promote and provide a healthy, diversifying and self-sustaining economy for our members.

Organizations in Eagle Lake

Eagle Lake Health Centre

Early Childhood Development Centre

Eagle Lake Bingo Hall

Migisi Sahgaigan School

Eagle Lake Arena Complex

Eagle Lake Youth Centre

Eagle Lake Elders Roundhouse

Eagle Lake Warehouse

Eagle Lake Community Hall

Eagle Lake Band Offices

Treaty #3 Police Service satellite station

Contact Info

(807) 755-5526 x222.     (807) 755-5696

contact@eaglelakedevelopment.com

www.eaglelakedevelopment.com

P.O. Box 1001, Migisi Sahgaigan, Ontario, P0V 3H0

Eagle Lake First Nations:  Ancestors of the Eagle Lake First Nation people, called the Salteaux Ojibway people, first inhabited this region, located between Kenora and Dryden in Northwestern Ontario. The Salteaux Ojibway’s livelihood consisted of fishing, hunting, trapping, gathering, harvesting wild rice, and horticulture. Towards the end of the 18th century, they entered into the fur trade with the Hudson’s Bay Company.

Today, the Eagle Lake First Nation people’s economy is based primarily on trapping, forestry and manufacturing. The Service sector employs a large majority of workers, between government and other industries. Eagle Lake has also become recognized as a premier fishing locale, boasting muskies over 60 lbs. A distinct and truly awe-inspiring landscape of lakes and islands makes Eagle Lake a prime tourism hotspot. Located 150 miles from the border crossing at International Falls, MN, many US residents come to Eagle Lake for camping and fishing, helping to boost the area’s tourism. Eagle Lake has a community elementary school, while secondary students are bused to nearby Dryden. There are various recreational activities and facilities to benefit its many residents.

http://www.pace-cf.on.ca/article/communities-eagle-lake-first-nation-117.asp

Eagle Lake First Nation is an Ojibwe First Nation in northwestern Ontario. It has a reserve named Eagle Lake 27.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eagle_Lake_First_Nation

About Eagle Lake: Eagle Lake First Nation is situated on the northeast shores of Eagle Lake and is located in the heart of the Canadian Shield in the boreal forests and lakes of Northwestern Ontario. The community is approximately 30 km southwest of Dryden and is accessible via Highways 502 and 594, and is a two-hour drive from the U.S. border. As of February 2013, Eagle Lake’s total population is 589 with 268 on-reserve and 321 off-reserve.

The people of Eagle Lake are governed by a Chief and three Council members, elected every two years under the Indian Act. Eagle Lake is part of the Grand Council Treaty #3 which was signed on October 3, 1873. Grand Council Treaty #3 covers 55,000 square miles.

http://www.eaglelakedevelopment.com/about/

Cultural activities are an important element of Eagle Lake society and in addition to the Pow-wows include Community Sweats, Sharing Circles, Arts & Crafts, Traditional Healing and Elders’ Activities. Other activities include: School and community feasts, Graduation ceremony, Family New Years Eve Dance, Winter Carnival during March break, Science Fair, Fish Derbies, Treaty Day, National Aboriginal Day, Earth Day, Hockey tournaments, Baseball tournaments and a Family Wellness Week held in July.

Eagle Lake is a very sports oriented community. The Arena is utilized by the surrounding area on a regular basis, such as Dryden Minor Hockey, Triple A Hockey Teams, Local Men and Women’s Hockey and figure skating. There is summer Hockey School in August and public skating throughout the winter. Eagle Lake has been a co-host and participant in the all Ontario High School championships.

The community also has two baseball diamonds, with bleachers, and hosts baseball tournaments from the entire surrounding area. Eagle Lake also joins Dryden for regular league baseball and the Eagle Lake diamonds are on that roster.

http://www.eaglelakefirstnation.ca/

Community Arena

The community arena contains a rink, bleachers, change rooms, a concession stand and a community hall on the main floor. The Band Administrative offices are located on the second floor of the arena. An upgrade to the facility added 500 seat capacity to the existing facility. Renovations to the entrance, floors, washrooms, concession and smoking and non-smoking sections were completed in 2011 as per the previous Economic Strategic Plan 2006-2011.

Health Centre

A Heath Centre was constructed in 2000 and has a staff of 12 people, including a health director and a nurse. The health care staff also provide services in the areas of: child welfare; children’s and babies health; mental health; addictions counseling; home care; medical transportation; and, maintenance for single parents and the elderly. Traditional healers as well as a Chiropodist are contracted in on a regular basis.

Community School and Childhood Development Centre

A school was initially built in 1986, which serviced the community until 2002 when a new school was constructed. The old school was converted to a gymnasium and formed part of the new school. Cultural and traditional elements are very important in Eagle Lake First Nation and the Ojibway language is mandatory curriculum at the school.

Eagle Lake First Nation also has a newly established Early Childhood Development Centre, which opened in 2008. The centre is licensed to accommodate up to 16 pre-schoolers and 10 toddlers. The centre currently employs two teachers and one cook/janitor. During summer months, the centre runs a summer student program that is able to reach maximum capacity of the facility.

Ojibway Paradise Resort

A significant infrastructure asset in Eagle Lake First Nation is the Ojibway Paradise Resort. The Ojibway Paradise Resort is a Band-owned waterfront Lodge and Conference Centre, situated in the community but separate from the residential area. The Ojibway Paradise Resort has cabins and a main lodge. Eagle Lake is famous for its fishing and, at one time, the Ojibway Paradise Resort was a popular fishing destination for both local and international tourists.

The Ojibway Paradise Resort is currently shut down and Chief, Council and Community are working towards a solution to revitalize this community asset. The future planning for the Ojibway Paradise Resort in included in the Community Economic Development Plan.

Housing

Housing Program

Eagle Lake First Nation has a Housing Program that was implemented in 1996 between Eagle Lake First Nation and Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC) with the purpose to assist homeowners with repairs and lower the overall costs of maintaining a house. There is presently nighty-nine housing units located in Eagle Lake First Nation. The most recent housing units that were built were the fourteen Canadian Mortgage and Housing Canada (CMHC) houses, which were completed in 2008.

Policing Services

The community is serviced by the Treaty #3 Police and in 2006 a building was renovated to have the Treaty #3 local police office at Eagle Lake First Nation. The community has 911 emergency services in conjunction with the City of Dryden.

Telecommunications

In terms of telecommunications infrastructure, approximately 30 percent of the community has internet access. Eagle Lake First Nation administration has a pending arrangement with DMTS/Tbaytel to increase the number of internet connections. The Ojibway Paradise Resort does not have telecommunications access without implementing major infrastructure upgrades, including building towers and lines.

Water, Waste and Electrical Services

In 2000, a state-of-the-art zenon microfiltration water treatment plant was constructed, along with a water tower. The community is serviced by three-phase electrical service with full sanitary collection and water service available to Band members.

Powwow Grounds

Eagle Lake First Nation has scenic Powwow grounds at the lakeshore complete with beach area, several electrical hook-ups and washrooms. The community holds regular traditional gatherings, including a youth Powwow that is held annually on the long weekend in May and takes place in the arena.

Eagle Lake First Nation is proud to host the largest traditional Powwow in the area, which is held on the long weekend in August. The event attracts First Nation and non-First Nation visitors from all parts of Canada and the United States with people coming from as far away as Texas and Arizona and several provinces in Canada. These visitors include traditional dancers, drummers and spectators.

Youth Centre and Eagle Lake Healthy House

In 2000, Eagle Lake First Nation also constructed a small Youth Centre and Northern Healthy House. The Eagle Lake Healthy House is an innovative solution to housing durability, costs, water quality and safety. At the same time, the Eagle Lake First Nation has improved its technical and management skills in providing housing to Band members.

http://www.eaglelakedevelopment.com/about/

Band Number: 148 Tribal Council: Bimose Tribal Council Primary Tribal Organization: 

Grand Council of Treaty 3 Treaty: 

Treaty 3

http://firstnation.ca/eagle-lake

Eagle Lake census information

http://www12.statcan.gc.ca/census-recensement/2011/dp-pd/prof/details/page.cfm?Lang=E&Geo1=CSD&Code1=3560024&Geo2=CD&Code2=3560&Data=Count&SearchText=e&SearchType=Begins&SearchPR=35&B1=All&Custom=&TABID=1

 

William and Eugenia Kaliher (formerly Jesmer) – additional information

 


William and Eugenia Kaliher (formerly Jesmer) Researched by David M. Lawrence 

original page for William and Eugenia Kaliher (Jesmer) 

Link to Joseph A. Jesmer page   

Link to Jesmer family History page

Born 30 Dec 1871 in Greenbush Township, Mille Lacs County, Minnesota

Wife of William Kaliher — married 1898

Descendants

Mother of Joseph Dennis Kaliher, Mary Eleanor Kaliher, Eileen Frances Kaliher, Eunice Rosalia (Kaliher) Hall and Loretta Wileen Kaliher

Died 19 Dec 1941 in Hennepin, Minnesota

Info on William Kaliher

William Kaliher

Born 1866 in Minnesota, USA

Ancestors

Son of Dennis A. Kaliher Sr and Julia (Danahy) Kaliher

Brother of Raymond John Kaliher, Dennis A. Kaliher Jr, Katherine Kaliher, Norah (Kaliher) Dugan, Michael E Kaliher and Agnes (Kaliher) Buck

Husband of Eugenia (Jesmer) Kaliher — married 1898 [location unknown]

Descendants

Father of Joseph Dennis Kaliher, Mary Eleanor Kaliher, Eileen Frances Kaliher, Eunice Rosalia (Kaliher) Hall and Loretta Wileen Kaliher

Died 13 Oct 1935 in Mille Lacs, Minnesota

Info on William and Eugenia’s kids

  1. Joseph Dennis Kaliher,

Born 29 Oct 1898 in Minnesota

Son of William Kaliher and Eugenia (Jesmer) Kaliher

Brother of Mary Eleanor Kaliher, Eileen Frances Kaliher, Eunice Rosalia (Kaliher) Hall and Loretta Wileen Kaliher

Husband of Mary (Osbourne) Kaliher — married [date unknown] [location unknown]

[children unknown]

Died 8 Jul 1926 in National Guard Camp, Sparta, Wisconsin

  1. Mary Eleanor Kaliher,

Sister Mary Eleanor “Deodata” Kaliher

Born 1900 in Minnesota

Ancestors

Daughter of William Kaliher and Eugenia (Jesmer) Kaliher

Sister of Joseph Dennis Kaliher, Eileen Frances Kaliher, Eunice Rosalia (Kaliher) Hall and Loretta Wileen Kaliher

[spouse(s) unknown]

[children unknown]

Died 1964 [location unknown]

  1. Eileen Frances Kaliher,

Sister Eileen Frances “Sister Joyce O.S.B.” Kaliher

Born 3 Apr 1904 in Princeton, Mille Lacs County, Minnesota

Ancestors

Daughter of William Kaliher and Eugenia (Jesmer) Kaliher

Sister of Joseph Dennis Kaliher, Mary Eleanor Kaliher, Eunice Rosalia (Kaliher) Hall and Loretta Wileen Kaliher

[spouse(s) unknown]

[children unknown]

Died Feb 1993 in North Dakota

  1. Eunice Rosalia (Kaliher) Hall

Eugenia Kaliher formerly Jesmer

Born 30 Dec 1871 in Greenbush Township, Mille Lacs County, Minnesota

Daughter of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]

[sibling(s) unknown]

Wife of William Kaliher — married 1898 [location unknown]

Descendants

Mother of Joseph Dennis Kaliher, Mary Eleanor Kaliher, Eileen Frances Kaliher, Eunice Rosalia (Kaliher) Hall and Loretta Wileen Kaliher

Died 19 Dec 1941 in Hennepin, Minnesota

  1. Loretta Wileen Kaliher

Loretta Wileen Kaliher

Born 16 Jan 1914 in Princeton, Mille Lacs, Minnesota, USA

Ancestors

Daughter of William Kaliher and Eugenia (Jesmer) Kaliher

Sister of Joseph Dennis Kaliher, Mary Eleanor Kaliher, Eileen Frances Kaliher and Eunice Rosalia (Kaliher) Hall

[spouse(s) unknown]

[children unknown]

Died 3 Jul 1983 in Excelsior, Hennepin, Minnesota, USA

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Jesmer-17

SLAAMB. Sioux Lookout Area Aboriginal Management Board.

SLAAMB.  Sioux Lookout Area Aboriginal Management Board.

 

General Description of Sioux Lookout Area Aboriginal Management Board (SLAAMB), the Area and Communities

The Sioux Lookout Area Aboriginal Management Board was founded in November 1991 to address the employment and training needs in the geographical area. On April 1, 1999 SLAAMB became an Aboriginal Human Resources Development Agreement Holder (AHRDAH), which became responsible for the delivery of the Aboriginal Human Resources Development Strategy (AHRDS). Part of this responsibility included childcare in the Sioux Lookout Area.

The SLAAMB board members are representatives from the First Nations Council (5), Aboriginal organizations, local Native Women’s Group, Local Indian Friendship Centre and one elder.

Sioux Lookout is located about 400 kilometers northwest of Thunder Bay, Ontario or 95 kilometers northeast of Dryden, Ontario. SLAAMB has 25 First Nations in its area with most of them being remote and located above the 51st parallel of Canada. Only 5 out of the 25 First Nations are accessible by road with the remaining 20 being remote, as they are only accessible by air. SLAAMB also represents six native organizations located in the town of Sioux Lookout and Balmertown. The Sioux Lookout area covers a vast region of over 200,000 square kilometers.

http://www.slaamb.on.ca/profile

Project Officer handles the communities of: Cat Lake, Eagle Lake, Fort Severn, North Caribou Lake, Muskrat Dam, Saugeen, Slate Falls, Wabigoon and First Nation Organizations of: Nishnawbe-Gamik Friendship Centre, IFNA, Shibogama FNC and Individual Initiatives.

HQ Phone: (807) 737-4047

Link to the  communities that SLAAMB serves.

Cat Lake,

Eagle Lake,

Fort Severn,

North Caribou Lake,

Muskrat Dam,

Saugeen,

Slate Falls,

Wabigoon

Bearskin Lake,

Deer Lake ,

Keewaywin,

Koocheching,

North Spirit Lake,

Pikangikum,

Popolar Hill,

McDowell Lake,

Sandy Lake

Kasabonika,

Kingfisher Lake,

Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug,

Mishkeegogamang,

Sachigo Lake,

Wapekeka,

Wawakapewin,

Wunnumin Lake,

Various organizations that SLAAMB serves:

Equay-wuk (Women’s Group), Northern Chiefs, NNEC and Wawatay

and First Nation Organizations of: Windigo FNC, Tikinagan CFS and DW Initiatives

and First Nation Organizations of: Nishnawbe-Gamik Friendship Centre, IFNA, Shibogama FNC and Individual Initiatives.

A Summary of the Newspaper Clippings From 1897 Princeton Minnesota

A Summary of the Newspaper Clippings From 1897 Princeton Minnesota

Link to newspaper section

Link to Joseph A. Jesmer  

Link to Jesmer family history

Peter A. Robideau is in the cord wood business.  He is looking for work in a saw mill.

2-16-1897:   There is a dance at the house of Joseph A. Jesmer in Greenbush in order to raise money to benefit the Catholic church.

J.R. Robideau is giving up on the hotel business. Many people of the Jesmer clan were stopping and starting businesses.

Nelson E, Jesmer is selling “Wool Malone Pants” (Which are still being made today. They are very expensive), paper and Bon Bons at his store. Nelson is also an officer at the Oak knoll Cemetery Association.

3-25-1897: Joseph A. Jesmer is putting his home up for rent. He has cattle, sheep, hogs, wagons and farm tools.) His youngest son Hubert didn’t want to take over the family farm. He was an adventurer. He joined the circus. He went to Montana to be a rancher, fought in WW1 in Europe, and ended living in Manitoba.) Joseph was getting older. His kids were business men. And he would die in four years from a stroke.

3-26-1897: There is a “Tea” social event for Miss Delia Jesmer

The Jesmer clan was frequently visiting friends and family in the nearby small towns. Peter Robideau is moving to Milaca Minnesota.

Mrs Louis Robideau sustained a facial injury from a run-away horse. It is not healing.

Sidney Jesmer was living in Greenbush.

5-4-1897: Peter A. Robideau and his two sons had a wagon accident. His son broke his arm.

5-25-1897: N.A. Grow lived in Greenbush. He is sick in this year.

Nelson E. Jesmer’s kids, Lola and Herbert B. Jesmer are visiting friends in Hammond Wisconsin. Herbert B. Jesmer will also go to Buffalo New York and the eastern states. This family was rich. You can tell that they were free to travel a lot. In this year Nelson E. Jesmer was going on a two-week vacation.

Nelson E. Jesmer was a scribe for the Oddfellows association. Other service organizations were the Rathbone Sisters and the Knights of Pythias. The K of P had a Castle Hall in Princeton.

7-27-1897: Louis Jesmer was going on a journey.

8-10-1897: Nelson A. Grow dies of TB (consumption). He had married Adeline Jesmer in 1864. Adeline in sister of Joseph A. Jesmer. She had moved to Minnesota three years before Joseph. That means that N.A. Grow and Adeline Jesmer Grow, may have led the way for the Jesmer clan to move west to Minnesota. N.A. Grow was an elected official. He is buried in Greenbush.

9-23-1897: Miss Libbie Robideau was teaching fine embroidery.

E.G. Waldhoff is opening up a new general merchandise store. He had been in Foreston, in North Branch for ten years. The Jesmer clan was trying to open up many different businesses in these newly formed towns. They were also getting into local politics.

There were lots of cases of TB, (Consumption)

Other things that were going in 1897

approx 1897     Uncle A.D. Jesmer moves Greenbush area to Park Rapids Minnesota.

(from Joseph A. Jesmer’s obituary.)

March 4 1897 – William McKinley inaugurated as president of the United States.

March 18, 1897 Nelson A. Jesmer (Joseph’s oldest child) bought 40 acres near Duluth Minnesota. He had three young kids and was running a hotel in Hibbing Minnesota. There was a lot land speculation. He could have bought the land for mineral exploration or lumber.

The end of 1897 papers.