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The heritage of Cornelius Jahnke

History pages from the October 1953 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

The Heritage of Cornelius Jahnke
By Lyn Harrington

‘It was a great source of pride to Cornelius (Neil) Jahnke that three of his sons “took to” ranching. When he died in the spring of 1952, Peter, Ben and Elmer were all on ranches, and working in partnership.

Friends and acquaintances gathered from close by and for 150 miles around to attend the funeral. And they’re still saying of Neil Jahnke, “He was one of Nature’s gentlemen – the only one of his kind. They threw away the pattern after they made him.”

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