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Memorable Manitobans: Felix Nicholas Przegonia Hryniewiecki (1858-1940)

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Felix Nicholas Przegonia Hryniewiecki
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Civil servant.

Born at Krakow, Poland in 1858, the descendant of nobility and land owners, in 1877 he led a Turkish regiment against Russian troops in the Russo-Turkish war. He emigrated to North America around 1900 and worked as an interpreter and inspector with the US government at Washington, DC. He came to Winnipeg in 1904 where he found work as an interpreter and clerk with the Manitoba Police Court. He was an active member of the Knights of Columbus. He died at his Winnipeg home, 938 Alexander Avenue, on 3 March 1940, and was buried in St. Mary’s Cemetery. He was survived by his widow Annie and his four children: John Stanley Hryniewiecki, Mrs. W. A. Cunningham, Mrs. P. Myers, and Madeline Hryniewiecki.


“Former Court Clerk is dead,” Winnipeg Tribune, 4 March 1940. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B9]

“Count Hryniewiecki succumbs, age 82,” Winnipeg Free Press, 4 April 1940, page 2.

“Full-time counsellor for aged,” Winnipeg Free Press, 2 August 1957, page 13.

Burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

We thank Susan Janzen for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 1 July 2018

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