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Memorable Manitobans: John K. Schellenberg (1916-1998)

Farmer, historian.

Born at Steinbach on 9 March 1916, son of Jacob R. Schellenberg and Aganetha Kornelson, he attended Steinbach School and Friedensfeld School until he completed grade 8. In 1936, he began farming with his brothers George and Henry, first in the Rosewood area and later in the Tourond area. In 1960, he became Secretary-Treasurer for the newly formed Hanover School Division. He held the position until retirement in October 1981. The next year, he was asked by the Division to research the early history of schools in the Steinbach area, resulting in the book Schools - Our Heritage: From 46 School Districts to Hanover Unitary School Division (1878-1968). He died at Steinbach on 1 August 1998 and was buried in the Steinbach Heritage Cemetery.

Sources:

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.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 4 August 1998, page 20.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 1 August 2015

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