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Memorable Manitobans: August Paul Salemka (1890-1980)

Educator, cleric.

Born at Hamburg, Germany on 1 August 1890, son of Friedrich Salemka and Caroline Koehler, at the age of 15 he emigrated to Canada on his own. He settled at Emerson where he completed high school before attending the Central Normal School at Winnipeg. He taught at Friedensfeld School from 1911 to 1931 where he also served as a preacher, physician, and chiropractor. In the latter year, he was ordained as a Lutheran minister and was appointed to a parish at Biggar, Saskatchewan where he stayed for nine years. He was at Weyburn from 1940 to 1959 then at Regina from 1959 to 1963. He retired in 1963. He died at Regina on 17 November 1980. He is commemorated by Salemka Crescent in Regina.

Sources:

Obituary, Steinbach Carillon, 26 November 1980, page 45.

Schools - Our Heritage: From 46 School Districts to Hanover Unitary School Division (1878-1968) by John K. Schellenberg, The Board of The Hanover School Division No. 15, May 1985, ISBN 0-919673-93-7.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 11 May 2014

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