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Historic Sites of Manitoba: First Lutheran Church (580 Victor Street, Winnipeg)

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Established in 1878, the present First Lutheran Church building in Winnipeg was designed by local architect Ralph L. Smith and constructed in 1912 by contractors Jon Tryggvi Bergman and Lindal Josafat Hallgrimson.

Inside the church are two tablets commemorating parishioners of First Lutheran and the Winnipeg Lutheran Tabernacle who served and were killed in the First World War.

Clerics

Period

Cleric

1878-1884

?

1884-1914

Jón Bjarnason (1844-1914)

1914-1938

Björn B. Jónsson (1870-1938)

1938-1968

Valdimir Jónason Eylands (1901-1983)

1968-1988

John V. Arvidson (1925-1990)

1988-2000

Ingthor Isfeld (1935-2019)

2000-?

Michael Kurtz

Photos & Coordinates

First Lutheran Church

First Lutheran Church (May 2015)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Interior of First Lutheran Church

Interior of First Lutheran Church (June 2017)
Source: George Penner

First World War Honour Roll for First Lutheran Church

First World War Honour Roll for First Lutheran Church (March 2016)
Source: Jim Busby

First World War Honour Roll for Winnipeg Lutheran Tabernacle

First World War Honour Roll for Winnipeg Lutheran Tabernacle (March 2016)
Source: Jim Busby

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.89600, W97.16311
denoted by symbol on the map above

First World War Casualties (First Lutheran)

Name

Occupation

Service

Rank

Birth Date

Death Date

Fridfimiur Kjaernested Johannsson
[Next of Kin, Vimy Ridge]

Carpenter

44th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1 April 1894

3 February 1917

Asgeri Finnson Johnson

Clerk, Royal Bank of Canada

78th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

13 October 1894

30 October 1917

Magnus Johnson

Labourer

5th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

3 February 1886

2 September 1918

Hallgrimur Jonsson MC
[108 Battalion, Manitou, St. Andrews United]

High School Teacher

12th Squadron, Royal Air Force

Lieutenant

19 March 1885

3 September 1918

Stoney Olafson
[Next of Kin]

Carpenter

Canadian Corps Survey Section

Private

6 November 1894

6 September 1918

Svrinbjorn Palsson
[Next of Kin]

Farmer

16th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

15 April 1883

1 October 1918

William Preece
[Next of Kin]

Hardware Trade

1st Canadian Mounted Rifles

Private

8 January 1890

2 June 1916

Conrad Sigtryggson
[Glenboro]

Farmer

78th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

17 August 1887

31 March 1917

Oscar Stephenson
[Glenboro, Next of Kin]

Student

78th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

23 July 1898

10 August 1918

First World War Casualties (Winnipeg Lutheran Tabernacle)

Name

Occupation

Service

Rank

Birth Date

Death Date

Samuel Anderson

Farmer

14th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

29 April 1885

6 September 1916

Oli Olason
[108 Battalion]

Teamster

16th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

6 August 1881

16 August 1917

Hjalti Ogmundson

Tinsmith

3rd Division Ammunition Column, Canadian Field Artillery

Gunner

18 July 1890

8 June 1917

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Ralph L. Smith (1874-?)

Memorable Manitobans: Jon Tryggvi Bergman (1874-1941)

Memorable Manitobans: Lindal Josafat Hallgrimson (1882-1968)

Sources:

First Lutheran Church, 580 Victor Street by Murray Peterson, Peterson Projects, December 2009.

The First Pastors, First Lutheran Church.

We thank Darryl Toews, George Penner, and Jim Busby for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 22 October 2021

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