I’m curious to touch base with you.
My research so far suggests that this John Savage was my great-great grandfather. His son Samuel Savage later moved to Manitoba and married Millie Calcheska. My grandmother Lillian Savage was one of their children. She married John Szumanski in Dauphin, Man. in 1925.
You mentioned that you are researching John’s brother. I wonder if that would be the Thomas Savage who was working as a labourer around Blenheim, Ontario. Thomas and John appear in the 1852 census. They were 16 and 14 at the time.
I suspect you have more information than me – I might be able to fill in some blanks about the Savages in Manitoba during the 20th century. I include my email and hope to hear from you. firstname.lastname@example.org