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Memorable Manitobans: Theophil Theodre Wyrzykowski (1867-1949)


Born in Parisville, Michigan on 12 November 1867, he later moved to Beausejour, Manitoba where he lived for over 50 years. After briefly working as a farmer, he began in the general store business at Beausejour where he remained for over 40 years. He also acted as counselor, banker, alderman, school trustee, Justice of the Peace (for 20 years) and Police Magistrate. He was known to trade fur and was employed as a grain buyer for several Winnipeg elevators.

On 18 August 1892, he married Helen Bednarczyk at Minneapolis. He had nine children: Kazimier, Leona, Dolan, Dominic, Elisabeth, Mary, Agnes, Frances and Dora. On 3 December 1949, he died at St. Boniface Hospital in Winnipeg.


1901 and 1911 Canada censes, Automated Genealogy.

Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“85-year-old Beausejour pioneer dies,” 5 December 1949. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B10, page 128]

This page was prepared by Sarah Ramsden.

Page revised: 17 August 2010

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