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Memorable Manitobans: Peter Johan S. Guenther (1897-1991)

Educator.

Born at Steinbach on 17 January 1897, son of cheesemonger Peter H. Guenther (1864-?) and Maria Schnieder (1872-?), his early years were spent on the family homestead in La Broquerie. He attended Normal School and worked over 40 years as a school teacher in rural Manitoba, including work at Randolph School (1921-1922), Sarto School (1923), Goodwill School (1923-1925), and Blumenhof School (1925-1926). He joined the Steinbach School District No. 65 as a teacher (1926-1947) and Principal (1936-1947) of Steinbach School, Principal of Southwood School (1947-1953), and lastly as a teacher at Elmdale School (1954-1962), after which he retired. On 2 November 1923, he married Agnes Wiebe (c1899-1987) and they had five sons: Lawrence Guenther, Bert Guenther, Peter Guenther, Ralph Guenther, and Dennis Guenther. He died at Steinbach on 23 February 1991 and was buried in the Steinbach Memorial Cemetery.

Sources:

Birth and marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

“64 years of marriage,” Steinbach Carillon News, 4 November 1987, page 7.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 25 February 1991, page 21.

Obituary, Steinbach Carillon News, 25 February 1991, page 21. 27 February 1991, page 22.

Obituary [Agnes Guenther], Winnipeg Free Press, 14 November 1987, page 60.

Obituary [Agnes Guenther], Steinbach Carillon News, 18 November 1987, page 12.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 11 January 2019

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