Memorable Manitobans: Gotthard Lebrecht Maron (1868-1931)
Editor, immigration agent.
Born in a small village near Berlin, Germany on 19 March 1868, he came to Canada around 1890 and worked in the German consulate at Montreal. Later, he worked for the North German Lloyd Company and came to Winnipeg around 1919 where he worked to bring German immigrants to Canada. He was also the Editor-in-Chief of Der Nordwesten, the largest-circulation German-language newspaper in the country. He was a United Farmers candidate for Fairford in the 1922 provincial general election. He died at Winnipeg on 13 July 1931 and was buried in the Elmwood Cemetery.
Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
“G. L. Maron, Germany Lloyd agent, dies,” Winnipeg Tribune, 14 July 1931, page 3.
We thank Helen Gillespie for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 6 June 2018
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