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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.

See also:

Biography of Christian Fahrni, Part 1 by Gordon S. Fahrni
Manitoba Pageant,Volume 20, Number 1, Autumn 1974

Biography of Christian Fahrni, Part 2 by Gordon S. Fahrni
Manitoba Pageant,Volume 20, Number 2, Winter 1975

Biography of Christian Fahrni, Part 3 by Gordon S. Fahrni
Manitoba Pageant,Volume 20, Number 3, Spring 1975

MHS Resources: Personal Memoirs: The Descendants of Christanus Von Farne and Barbara Mathysenn by Gottfried Fahrni (September 2019, PDF format)


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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