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Memorable Manitobans: George “Dutch George” Emmerling (?-?)


Known as “Dutch George,” he came to Red River in 1860 and opened a hotel on Main Street. He ran the major hotel establishment in the village during the Red River Rebellion. It had a substantial liquor cupboard and two pool tables. He left in May 1871, selling out to Robert A. Davis.

See also:

The Man Who Created the Corner of Portage and Main
MHS Transactions, Series 3, Number 26, 1969-70 Season


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

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 16 March 2020

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