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Memorable Manitobans: Andrew Rieger Sobering (1896-1967)


Born on 10 November 1896, he taught school for around 30 years in rural Manitoba. He worked at Gruenfeld School (1917-1918), Spencer School (1920-1921), Greenland School (1921-1922), Arran School (1926-1927, 1943-1946), Edward School (1931-1933), Hamburg School (1933-1934), Shakespeare School (1937-1938), Woolwich School (?-?), Bothwell School (1946-1948, Principal), Moray School (?-?), Ridgewood School (1951-1952), Spencer South School (1952-1955), Willow Plain School (1957), Barkfield School (?-?), and Friedensfeld School (?-?). He retired to Steinbach before later moving to Winnipeg. He married Judith Doerksen (c1904-2005) and had three daughters: Madeline Sobering (wife of Clarence Reimer), Margaret Sobering (wife of Edgar Reimer), and Mary Ann Sobering (wife of Donald Canfield). He died at the Misericordia Hospital on 7 February 1967 with burial in the Steinbach Memorial Cemetery.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 8 February 1967 page 34.

Obituary, Steinbach Carillon, 9 February 1967, page 3.

Obituary [Judith Sobering], Winnipeg Free Press, 19 July 2005, page 36.

Steinbach Memorial Cemetery, FindAGrave.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 17 July 2018

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