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Memorable Manitobans: Leopold Kobold (1832-1905)

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Leopold Kobold
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Born at Eppingen, Germany on 1 April 1832, he served three years in the German artillery before emigrating to Canada in 1854 and settling at Montreal. There he was married, in 1857, to Wilhelmina C. Vollrath. They had eight children, including Gustavus Adolphus Kobold and Victor Constance Kobold. The family moved to Winnipeg in 1881 where he operated the butchery and pork packing firm of Kobold and Company. He died at his Winnipeg residence, 529 William Avenue, on 6 January 1905 and was buried in Elmwood Cemetery.


1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

“Death calls Leopold Kobold,” Manitoba Free Press, 7 January 1905.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 31 August 2020

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