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Memorable Manitobans: Johann Wiebe (1837-1905)

Cleric, community leader.

Born in the Chortitza Colony in Russia on 23 March 1837, he left with his family in 1875 with 1,100 Mennonites to settle in the West Reserve in Manitoba. Johann Wiebe's community, soon known as the Old Colony Community, were more conservative than many of the other Mennonite groups in Manitoba, and after his death, a large number of these Old Colony Mennonites would migrate to Mexico. More than anyone else, he set the conservative pattern of the Old Colony Mennonites. He died at Rosengart, Manitoba on 21 February 1905.

Sources:

This profile was prepared by Kris Keen.

Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online, http://www.gameo.org/encyclopedia/contents/W5431ME.html

Page revised: 11 October 2008

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