Memorable Manitobans: John George Hartmier (1875-1949)
Born at Owen Sound, Ontario on 23 May 1875, he came to Manitoba and worked as a building contractor, moving to Yorkton, Saskatchewan around 1941. He and wife Annie Athiska (1884-1959) had five children: Ernest George “Ernie” Hartmier (1904-1989, husband of Edith Beulah Watson), Irenea Caroline Hartmier (1907-?), Robert John Hartmier (1909-1972, husband of Laura Winifred Gordon), ? Hartmier (1918-1919), and William Hartmier (1921-?). In later years, he resided at Kelowna, British Columbia, where he died on 4 June 1949.
Some of his construction work in Manitoba included:
Birth registrations [Ernest George Hartmier, Irenea Caroline Hartmier, Robert John Hartmier, William Hartmier], Manitoba Vital Statistics.
“Roblin,” Russell Banner, 27 March 1919, page 7.
“Contract awarded interior fittings new post office,” Russell Banner, 26 November 1936, page 1.
“Laura Winifred Gordon weds R. J. Hartmier,” Winnipeg Tribune, 1 January 1947, page 13.
Death registrations [John George Hartmeir, Annie Hartmeir, Ernest George Hartmier, Edith Beulah Hartmier], British Columbia Vital Statistics.
Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 23 March 2023