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Memorable Manitobans: Louis Verhoeven (1866-?)

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Louis Verhoeven
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Estate and financial broker, company director, author.

Born at Brussels, Belgium on 13 September 1866, he was educated at the College of Jesuits of Brussells and the Royal Atheneum of Arion, in Belgian Luxemburg. He served in the Belgium Army before coming to Winnipeg around 1891 where he worked as a financial broker. In 1906, he was a founding member of the St. Charles Country Club. During the First World War, he enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force and served as Quartermaster of the 197th Battalion. He was discharged in early 1917 but his whereabouts after 1920 are presently unknown.

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Verhoeven House (137 West Gate, Winnipeg)

Sources:

“Birthday congratulations to,” Winnipeg Free Press, 13 September 1913, page 9.

Attestation papers, Canadian Expeditionary Force, Library and Archives Canada.

“Verhoeven new 197th Quartermaster,” Winnipeg Tribune, 8 July 1916, page 5.

“Birthday congratulations to,” Winnipeg Free Press, 13 September 1920, page 13.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 20 May 2019

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