Herbert Trussler, ?-[ca. 1943], moved from Ontario to Alberta in 1896 and homesteaded in the New Norway district, near Wetaskiwin, Alberta. He married Nellie Orr in 1898 and they had five children, Byron, Bettie (Mason), Grace (Mackey), Mary (Schaaf), and Ralph. Herbert retired to British Columbia in 1942 and died shortly after. His brother, Albert Edward Trussler, 1867-1937, moved from Ontario in 1899 to homestead close to Herbert. He was soon joined by his wife, Alice Carr Trussler, ?-1947, and their four children, Evaline (Simpson), Lawrence, Maimie (Ellam) and Fern (Hamren). They shared a sod house with Herbert until a wooden house was constructed in 1900.
The Trusslers subsequently had seven other children, Harold, Ivy (Farmer), Arnold, Ruby (Trussler), Thomas, Wilma Iolene (Fowlow), and Ernest. They moved into Wetaskiwin from about 1911 to 1915 so the children could attend high school, then returned to the farm. Fred Taylor of Lacombe and his family in Delisle, Saskatchewan were friends of the Trussler family in Kitchener, Ontario.