Memorable Manitobans: Christian Fahrni (1848-1915)
Born in Switzerland on 7 August 1848, he moved to Iowa in 1867 then came to Fort Garry in 1873 where, in company with Charles Allard, he engaged in a horse-trading and livery business. He later homesteaded at Gladstone with his wife Priscilla Hyndman (1860-1946) and their six children: Madeline S. Fahrni (1882-?), Roy Christopher Fahrni, Gordon Samuel Fahrni, Stanley Harrison Fahrni, Walter Wesley Fahrni (1891-?), and Gladys M. Fahrni (1894-?). He retired to Victoria, British Columbia where he died on 26 September 1915. He was buried in the Gladstone Cemetery.
1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.
Death registration, British Columbia Vital Statistics.
Pioneers and Prominent People of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Canadian Publicity Company, 1925.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 13 September 2019
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