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Memorable Manitobans: Christian Fahrni (1848-1915)

Farmer.

Born in Switzerland on 7 August 1848, he moved to Iowa in 1867 then came to Fort Garry in 1873 where, in company with Charles Allard, he engaged in a horse-trading and livery business. He later homesteaded at Gladstone with his wife Priscilla Hyndman (1860-1946) and their six children: Madeline S. Fahrni (1882-?), Roy Christopher Fahrni, Gordon Samuel Fahrni, Stanley Harrison Fahrni, Walter Wesley Fahrni (1891-?), and Gladys M. Fahrni (1894-?). He retired to Victoria, British Columbia where he died on 26 September 1915. He was buried in the Gladstone Cemetery.

See also:

Biography of Christian Fahrni, Part 1 by Gordon S. Fahrni
Manitoba Pageant,Volume 20, Number 1, Autumn 1974

Biography of Christian Fahrni, Part 2 by Gordon S. Fahrni
Manitoba Pageant,Volume 20, Number 2, Winter 1975

Biography of Christian Fahrni, Part 3 by Gordon S. Fahrni
Manitoba Pageant,Volume 20, Number 3, Spring 1975

MHS Resources: Personal Memoirs: The Descendants of Christanus Von Farne and Barbara Mathysenn by Gottfried Fahrni (September 2019, PDF format)

Sources:

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Death registration, British Columbia Vital Statistics.

Pioneers and Prominent People of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Canadian Publicity Company, 1925.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 13 September 2019

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