Memorable Manitobans: Leopold Villeroy (1861-1921)
Born at Ste. Ingebert, Germany on 23 October 1861, he was educated there and appears to have practiced as an architect before coming to Canada in the early 1890s. On 3 May 1893, he married Marie Florence Leprohon (1873-1928) at Montreal, Quebec. They moved to Winnipeg in 1904 where he designed several buildings. He had a brief partnership with Ladilas de Jurkowski. In 1908, he ran for the Winnipeg City Council in Ward 6 but was defeated. He lived with his wife and their eight children: Henry John Villeroy (1894-1957), Claude Joseph Villeroy (1896-1958), Irene N. VIlleroy (1900-1995), Leopold Villeroy (1904-1992), Fred Lee Villeroy (1905-1992), Florence Martha Villeroy (1907-1996), Mary Gabrielle Villeroy (1909-1998) and Martha Theresa Villeroy (1912-1913), at 476 College Avenue (1911) and 507 Mountain Avenue (1916). He left Manitoba in early 1917 and moved to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan where it is believed that he continued his architectural practice. He died at Detroit, Michigan on 11 December 1921.
Some of his architectural works in Manitoba included:
Birth registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.
1916 Canada census, Ancestry.
St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 420 Tweed Avenue by Murray Peterson, Peterson Projects, December 2009.
Mary Gabrielle VIlleroy, FamilySearch.
Biographical Dictionary of Architects in Canada, 1800-1950 by Robert G. Hill, Toronto.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 3 April 2023