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Memorable Manitobans: Rudolph Verne Dankesreiter (1900-1952)

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Rudolph V. Dankesreiter
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Born on a farm in the Rural Municipality of Portage la Prairie on 25 March 1900, son of Frank Dankesreiter and Sophia Niherd, he was educated at the Portage Collegiate. In his youth, he contracted polio and lost the use of one arm. He was a school teacher for 23 years, including service at Edwin School, Gainsborough School, and Elva School. He was the Principal of Carroll School (1945-1947), La Riviere School (1947-1948), Whitemouth School (1948-1949), and Roseisle School (1949-1952). While teaching at Roseisle, he married fellow teacher Lena Neufeld. He died at Winnipeg on 12 August 1952, following surgery, and was buried in the Burnside Cemetery.


Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Annual Reports of the Manitoba Department of Education, Manitoba Legislative Library.

“R. V. Dankesreiter dies in Winnipeg,” Portage la Prairie Leader, 21 August 1952, page 8.

Harvests of Time: History of the R.M. of Edward by Edward History Book Committee, 1983, page 151.

We thank Ina Bramadat for providing information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 7 August 2015

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