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Memorable Manitobans: Gerhard Johann Peter “John” Kliewer (1898-1944)


Born at Niverville on 27 March 1898, son of Peter Kliewer and Anna Loeppky, he took teacher training and worked in classrooms across rural Manitoba for 23 years. He taught at Mitchell School (1921-1922), Bristol School (1922-1941, Principal 1938-1941), Blumenhof School (1941), Greenland South School (1942), Moray School (?-?), and was Principal of Blumenort School (?-1944) at the time of his death. On 7 November 1920, he married Maria Penner in the Rural Municipality of Hanover and had seven children. He served on numerous church committees and was President of the local hospital board and the Steinbach Bible School. He died at the Blumenort School teacherage on 27 January 1944.


Birth, marriage, and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Make public results of teachers’ certificate exams, and winners of prizes,” Manitoba Free Press, 20 July 1915, page 10.

“School Principal is found dead,” Winnipeg Free Press, 27 January 1944, page 3.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 17 March 2017

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