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Memorable Manitobans: Friedrich Wilhelm Schwandt (1911-1999)

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Born at Janowitz, Germany [now in Poland] on 21 October 1911, he was a locomotive engineer in Germany before the beginnning of the Second World War. At the end of the war, his family fled to Gross Hehlen, Niedersachsen where he became Bürgermeister until he left to come to Canada in 1948. In the early 1950s, Schwandt started his own construction company, among other projects being the general contractor of St. John’s Lutheran church. He later joined Western Glove works Ltd. as Construction Manager. Schwandt was involved in the church council at St. John’s and was a member of the German Society of Winnipeg for many years. He died on 31 December 1999.


This profile was prepared by Kris Keen.

Winnipeg Free Press, Monday, 3 January 2000, page 33.

Page revised: 14 October 2008

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