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Manitoba Municipalities: Rhineland

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This municipality is named after a district in the Rhine River valley of western Germany.

Present Status

Amalgamated with Gretna and Plum Coulee to form the Municipality of Rhineland (1 January 2015)

Incorporation History

Rural Municipality of Rhineland (14 February 1880)

Adjoining Municipalities

Montcalm, Morris, Roland, Stanley

Constituent Communities

Altona, Blumenort, Gnadenfeld, Gnadenthal, Gretna, Halbstadt, Horndean, Kronsthal, Neubergthal, Neuhorst, Plum Coulee, Rosenfeld, Rosengart, Rosetown, Schoenwiese, Sommerfeld

Land Area (square km)

960.40

Population

Year

Total

1881

1673

1891

6500

1896

7860

1901

7832

1911

7272

1921

8400

1931

8314

1941

8936

1951

6730

1956

6451

1961

6003

1966

5339

1971

4776

1976

4550

1981

4525

1986

4321

1991

4150

1996

4172

2001

4183

2006

4125

2011

4373

2016

5945

Reeves

Term

Mayor

1880

Enoch Winkler (1852-1928)

1881-1883

?

1884

Otto Schultz

1885-1886

Enoch Winkler (1852-1928)

1887

Peter Funk

1888

David Peters

1889

Peter Bergen

1890-1891

Gerhard Klassen

1892-1895

Jacob Heppner

1896

Anton Heppner

1897

Jacob Heppner

1898

Peter R. Friesen

1899

Johann Siemens

1900

Cornelius Bergman

1901

Anton Heppner

1902-1903

Cornelius Bergman

1904-1907

William Berg

1908-1912

H. J. Friesen

1913

Jacob P. Derksen

1914-1916

H. J. Friesen

1917-1918

Jacob A. Klassen

1919

H. D. Penner

1920-1929

Peter A. Toews

1930-1947

John D. Giesbrecht

1948-1953

Edward Pokrant

1954-1955

H. P. Hildebrandt

1956-1957

Jacob F. Janzen

1958-1959

David Wall

1960-1967

W. E. Dueck

1968-1983

Henry D. “H. D.” Hildebrand (1927-2015)

1984-1998

Jacob H. Schroeder (?-2015)

1999-?

John H. Falk

?-2010

?

2010-2011

Grant Heinrichs (c1951-2011)

?-?

Don Wiebe

Memorable Manitobans

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Historic Sites

Go here for a list of historic sites in Rhineland.

History Books

Go here for a list of history books for Rhineland.

Maps

Rural Municipality of Rhineland

Sources

Sixty Years of Progress: The Rural Municipality of Rhineland, 1884-1944 by Jacob Rempel.

Geographic Names of Manitoba, Manitoba Conservation, 2000.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 20 February 2017

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