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Memorable Manitobans: Julius Edward Lehmann (1868-1934)


Born at Orillia, Ontario in 1868, son of Adelbert and K. Lehmann, he was educated at the University of Toronto, Berlin, and London. He commenced medical practice at Elmvale, Ontario in 1893 and was assistant surgeon at the German Hospital in London, England in 1901. He later returned to Canada and settled at Winnipeg where he was a surgeon at the St. Boniface Hospital and Children’s Hospital, and a Lieutenant in the Army Medical Corps. For twenty years, he was one of the chief surgeons at Winnipeg General Hospital and practiced with Dr. N. W. Warner at the Medical Arts Building. In 1933, he was made a member of the Board of Governors of the University of Manitoba.

In 1908, he married Elsa Hillerns and they had five children: Elfrida Lehmann (1909-1996, wife of Jack Sutherland), Peter Carl Lehman (?-2004), Doris Elsa Lehmann (1914-?), Carla Lehmann, and Eric Carl Hillerns Lehmann (1921-2008). He died of a heart attack at Montreal, Quebec on 3 July 1934 while visiting one of his daughters. He was buried in Elmwood Cemetery.


Who’s Who in Western Canada: A Biographical Dictionary of Notable Living Men and Women of Western Canada, Volume 1, edited by C. W. Parker, Vancouver: Canadian Press Association, 1911.

“Dr. J. E. Lehmann dies after heart attack,” Winnipeg Free Press, 4 July 1934, page 1.

“Many friends pay last tribute to Dr. J. E. Lehmann,” Winnipeg Free Press, 10 July 1934, page 6.

We thank Vanessa Strachan for providing additional information used here.

This profile was prepared by Christian Cassidy and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 8 July 2013

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