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John James (Wilbert) Opperman[1]

Male 1865 - 1950  (84 years)


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  • Name John James (Wilbert) Opperman 
    Born 5 Oct 1865  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1950  Brandon, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:1073590&id=I543435878

      per 1901 census dob was 27 Sep 1865

      per "Beckoning Hills Revisited"...He and his brother Adolphes came to Canada as very young boys and lived with their uncle, Jim goodenough, in Bobcaygeone,Ontario. Later Joh moved with his uncle's family to Boissevain.

      He married Melinda Hill in Boissevain in 1892 and had one daughter, Pearl and three sons Lorne, Newton and Francis. Pearl married and moved to Winnepeg. Lorne was killed during the first world war. Francis was employed by the Town of Boissevain for many years. He and his wife Bessie still reside in Boissevain.

      John was the caretaker of many of the churches in Boissevain as well as the bank and the dentist's office. In 1910 he and his son Lorne helped with the construction of the Boissevain town Hall.

      From 1913 to 1918 he farmed on farms northeast of Killarney. Then he returned to Boissevain...and took up residence on Broadway Street.

      His wife, Melinda, passed away in 1944...John...passed away in 1950.

      per Lorance Smith Opperman's birth record, he is listed as John Wilbert Opperman..

      James Crawford.
    Person ID I62738  Glenn Cook Family
    Last Modified 28 Sep 2012 

    Family Linda Emeline Paulianna Jane Hill,   b. 18 Feb 1863, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1944  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 1892  Boissevain, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Pearl Blanche Opperman,   b. 6 Jun 1895, Boissevain, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Lawrence (Lorne) Smith Opperman,   b. 2 Feb 1898, Boissevain, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1914 and 1918  (Age 15 years)
     3. Newton Peter Opperman,   b. 2 Dec 1900, Boissevain, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Feb 1978, Boissevain, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     4. Francis Ralden Opperman,   b. 10 Sep 1905, Boissevain, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Wilbert Edmund Opperman,   b. 16 Nov 1893,   d. 13 Mar 1894  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 28 Sep 2012 
    Family ID F551618248  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S1228] James Crawford, (http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GED&db=:1073590&id=I532329401 [email protected]).