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Manitoba Communities: Gretna (Unincorporated Town)

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Gretna was allegedly named for the Scottish community of Gretna Green, the home town of a Mr. Ogilvie, who constructed the first grain elevator here.

Present Status

Municipality of Rhineland (1 January 2015)

Incorporation History

Village of Gretna (16 May 1896)
Town of Gretna (26 June 1998)
Amalgamated with Plum Coulee and Rhineland (1 January 2015)

Adjoining Municipalities

Rhineland

Land Area (square km)

2.79

Population

Year

Total

1901

666

1906

646

1911

519

1916

554

1921

581

1926

591

1931

541

1936

515

1941

507

1946

482

1951

608

1956

603

1961

575

1966

561

1971

522

1976

510

1981

545

1986

503

1991

620

1996

538

2001

563

2006

574

2011

556

Mayors

Term

Mayor

1896-1900

Erdmann Penner (1837-1907)

1900-1901

Enoch Winkler (1852-1928)

1902-1903

Michael Long (1853-1919)

1904-1905

Otto Schultz

1906

Michael Long (1853-1919)

1907

Charles Wahn

1908

Otto Schultz

1909

Chris Pieper

1910

Dr. F. D. McKinty (1876-1964)

1911-1912

Robert Chambers

1913

Joseph Francis Tennant (1848-1924)

1914-1916

Peter J. Friesen

1917-1920

Godfrey Coblentz (1877-1947)

1921-1924

Peter J. Friesen

1925-1926

Alfred Orser

1927-1928

Dr. J. A. MacKenzie

1929-1933

M. A. Nitikman

1934-1937

Charles A. Pieper

1938-1945

Peter H. Buhr (1883-1960)

1946-1953

A. C. Nickel

1954-1957

John W. Dyck (1897-1977)

1958-1970

Peter Loewen (c1924-2010)

1971

Carl Schroeder

1972-1976

Donald Heinrichs

1976-1986

Carl Schroeder

1986-1992

Edward J. Friesen

1992-2006

John Cornelius Braun (1939-2013)

2007-2010

Dennis Loewen

2010-2014

Mark Ratzlaff

2015

See Rhineland

Memorable Manitobans

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Historic Sites

Go here for a list of historic sites in Gretna.

History Books

Go here for a list of history books for Gretna.

Maps

Sources

Geographic Names of Manitoba, Manitoba Conservation, 2000.

We thank Jeff Dyck for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 26 March 2017

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