Relatives from Winnipeg that had a farm named Peters, Petrowski from 1912

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My grandfather was born Aug 12, 1912 lived on a farm in winnipeg. at age 12 he left the farm hopped a boxcar and never went back to see his family again. He met my grandmother in merritt bc.  Apparently he shortened his last name to Peters. We all new him as grampa Nick Peters.

His real namet was either Nicholas or Nicholai Petrowski, Petrowsky or petrowich due to his nationality it would have been difficult for him to survive or get work that is why he changed it.  Back then it was easy to change without proper documents..  He had brothers and sisters but this is all the family ever new.  I wonder if any of the relatives ever talked about a sibling the went away at such a young age and never went back. Thank you
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Checked out this name in Manitoba Vital Statistics.  Could only bring up one name

Anna Petrowsky 08/11/1913 but she wasn't registered until 1959.  Your chap may not have been registered so will take a look at Census next.

Anna mother's maiden name was Hrynyk  (probably pronounced Raynik) as believe the H is mute.  She is definitely listed under that name in Vital Stats.
by E. Lauraine Syrnick G2G6 Pilot (104k points)
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Looked up Petrowski & found a list of about 5.  Only one born in 1912 was a Joe - born 18 May 1912?   Mother's maiden name was SHABATURA.
by E. Lauraine Syrnick G2G6 Pilot (104k points)

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