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Memorable Manitobans: William “Bill” Streich (1911-1977)

Farmer, inventor.

Born at Beausejour on 18 August 1911, son of Adolph C. Streich (1887-1972) and Ottilie Recksiedler (1890-1977), brother of Frederick Hermann Streich, he grew up on Fillmore Farm east of Clandeboye where his father was the farm manager. With his brother, he experimented in the design of rotary combines that have now become commonplace. On 20 June 1935, he married Meta Elsa Drewlo (1915-2008) at Beausejour and they had three sons on their farm north of Clandeboye. In 2018, he was inducted posthumously into the Manitoba Agricultural Hall of Fame.

Sources:

Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Obituary [Adolph C. Streich], Winnipeg Free Press, 17 January 1972, page 25.

Obituary [Ottilie Streich], Winnipeg Free Press, 28 December 1977, page 116.

Obituary [Meta Elsa Streich], Winnipeg Free Press, 20 November 2008.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 30 November 2019

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