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Memorable Manitobans: August Herman Stolper (1863-1951)


Born in Germany in April 1863, he immigrated to Canada in 1902 and, three years later, he took over operation of Alston’s Royal Greenhouses at 302 Notre Dame Avenue at Princess in Winnipeg. In November 1908, he opened a branch location at 282 Portage Avenue, opposite the old Free Press Building. In 1910, he constructed a greenhouse on Birds Hill Road and for many years operated the Royal Greenhouses from a location at 80 Hespeler Avenue, having replaced the original Notre Dame structure with the Phoenix Block. By March 1917, he was operating a store at 334 Smith Street opposite the Olympia Hotel. He died at Parkdale on 17 November 1951 and was buried in the Riverside Cemetery.


1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 20 November 1951, page 19.

This page was prepared by Andrew Cunningham and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 26 December 2019

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