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Memorable Manitobans: August Basker (1828-1912)

Miller, farmer.

Born in Breslau, Germany, Basker immigrated to Canada in 1861 and then to Portage la Prairie in 1873 as a miller. He was a pioneer farmer at Rapid City in 1875, one of the first German-born agriculturalists in the province.

Sources:

Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by John M. “Jack” Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

Page revised: 27 January 2008

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