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John Haffner

John Haffner

Male 1848 - 1921  (73 years)

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  • Name John Haffner 
    Born 1848  Buffalo, Erie, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-104468 
    Died 24 Feb 1921  Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Elmwood Cemetery, Winnipeg, , Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I104468  Generations
    Last Modified 29 Sep 2019 

    Father John Haffner,   b. Abt 1818, Of, Buffalo, Erie, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Margaret Schmidt,   b. Abt 1818, Of, Buffalo, Erie, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F40094  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Elizabeth Forster,   b. 1845, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Sep 1936  (Age 91 years) 
    Married 13 Sep 1871  Elora, Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F40496  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1848 - Buffalo, Erie, New York, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 13 Sep 1871 - Elora, Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 24 Feb 1921 - Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Elmwood Cemetery, Winnipeg, , Manitoba, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    John Haffner
    John Haffner
    from The Story of Manitoba, The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1913.

  • Notes 
    • John Haffner (1848-?) Realtor.

      Born at Buffalo, New York in 1848, son of Michael Haffner and Margaret Schmidt, the family moved to Waterloo County, Ontario while he was young, and where he attended the Berlin Grammar School. He then apprenticed for three years in the mercantile house of J. M. Frazer and Company at Elora, Ontario. He moved to Guelph where he was appointed assignee of Wellington County, an office that he held until 1881 when it was discontinued and, the next year, he came to Winnipeg. He went into the brokerage business, handling farm land, timber land, and city property. He was also a director of the British Empire Land Company of Toronto.

      On 13 September 1871, he married Mary Elizabeth Forster at Elora, Ontario. They had four children: E. F. Haffner , Harry J. A. Haffner, E. B. Haffner, and K. E. Haffner. He was a member of the Carleton Club, Adanac Club, North West Commercial Travellers, and the Anglican Church.


      The Story of Manitoba, F. H. Schofield, The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co., 1913

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      Memorable Manitobans: John Haffner (1848-1921)
      Realtor.


      Born at Buffalo, New York in 1848, son of Michael Haffner and Margaret Schmidt, the family moved to Waterloo County, Ontario while he was young, and where he attended the Berlin Grammar School. He then apprenticed for three years in the mercantile house of J. M. Frazer and Company at Elora, Ontario. He moved to Guelph where he was appointed assignee of Wellington County, an office that he held until 1881 when it was discontinued and, the next year, he came to Winnipeg. He went into the brokerage business, handling farm land, timber land, and city property. He was also a director of the British Empire Land Company of Toronto. On 13 September 1871, he married Mary Elizabeth Forster (1845-1936) at Elora, Ontario. They had four children: Ernest F. Haffner, Harry J. A. Haffner, E. B. Haffner, and K. E. Haffner. He was a member of the Carleton Club, Adanac Club, North West Commercial Travellers, and Anglican Church. He died at Winnipeg on 24 February 1921 and was buried in the Elmwood Cemetery.

      Sources:
      The Story of Manitoba by F. H. Schofield, Winnipeg: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1913.

      Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

      This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

      Page revised: 20 April 2019

      Goldsborough, G. (2019). Memorable Manitobans: John Haffner (1848-1921). Mhs.mb.ca. Retrieved 8 June 2019, from https://www.mhs.mb.ca/docs/people/haffner_j.shtml

  • Sources 
    1. [S1017] Book - Story of Manitoba, The, Biography of John Haffner.