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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Lichtenau Mennonite Cemetery (RM of DeSalaberry)

The Lichtenau Mennonite Church was the first church built by Mennonites that immigrated to Manitoba in the 1920s, near Ste. Elisabeth in the Rural Municipality of DeSalaberry. Built in 1929, it operated until 1989. In 1994, the building was moved to the Mennonite Heritage Village Museum. An engraved stone in the church's former cemetery commemorates it.

Entrance to Lichtenau Mennonite Cemetery

Entrance to Lichtenau Mennonite Cemetery (June 2020)
Source: George Penner

Lichtenau Mennonite Church monument

Lichtenau Mennonite Church monument (April 2014)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Lichtenau Mennonite Church monument

Lichtenau Mennonite Church monument (June 2020)
Source: George Penner

Lichtenau Mennonite Church at the Mennonite Heritage Village Museum

Lichtenau Mennonite Church at the Mennonite Heritage Village Museum (2011)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.30143, W97.18757
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Mennonite Heritage Village Museum (Steinbach)

Sources:

A list of burials in this cemetery is available from the Manitoba Genealogical Society, including a searchable online database available to members at the MGS Manitoba Name Index (MANI). Some additional information is contained in the 1996 MGS publication Carved in Stone: Manitoba Cemeteries and Burial Sites, revised edition, Special Projects Publication, 106 pages.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough, George Penner, and S. Goldsborough.

Page revised: 10 June 2021

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