Memorable Manitobans: Sveinn Brynjolfsson (1856-1930)
Born in Iceland on 3 October 1856, he came to Winnipeg with his family in the 1890s and worked as a building contractor. In 1910, he was appointed Vice-Consul for Denmark at Winnipeg. He and wife Thordis (1860-?) had four sons: Sigfus Brynjolfsson (1881-?), Ingi Brynjolfsson (1882-?), Brynjolfur Brynjolfsson (1887-?), and Burgur Brynjolfsson (1889-?). He moved to Surrey, British Columbia around 1924 and died there on 28 June 1930.
Some of his construction works in Manitoba included:
1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.
“New Danish consul,” Winnipeg Tribune, 27 October 1910, page 3.
“Permits taken out for two warehouses,” Manitoba Free Press, 15 May 1913, page 19.
Henderson’s Winnipeg and Brandon Directories, Peel’s Prairie Provinces, University of Alberta Libraries.
Death registration, British Columbia Vital Statistics.
“Deaths and funerals,” Winnipeg Tribune, 30 June 1930, page 10.
We thank Jordan Makichuk for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 25 September 2023