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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Friedensruh School No. 2178 (Friedensruh, RM of Stanley)

The Friedensruh School District was established in March 1928 and a one-room schoolhouse operated in Friedensruh (NE13-2-4W) in the Rural Municipality of Stanley. After the district was dissolved, its area became part of the Stanley School Division.

Among the teachers of Friedensruh School were Peter Michael Hamm (1928-1930, 1931-1934), Helen Mary Hendricks (1930-1931), William Peter Hoeppner (1934-1936), Peter Dyck (1937-1940), Jacob Alexander Epp (1940), Dietrich Penner (1941-1943), Ella Ruby Voth (1943-1944), Tina Harder (1944-1946), Mary Peters (1946-1948), Gerhard “Jerry” Hildebrand (1948-1949), Elfrieda Schroeder (1949-1950), Jake Loewen (1950-1951), John Lawrence Doerksen (1951-1953), Gerhard A. Hildebrand (1953-1954), John Sawatzky (195-1957), Sarah Susan Hildebrand (1958-1961), George Arnold Peters (1961-1962), Alfred Stephen Klassen (1962-1964), and Arthur Frank Sawatzky (1965-1968).

Friedensruh School

Friedensruh School (no date) by G. G. Neufeld
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-3, page 111.

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.13323, W97.86951
denoted by symbol on the map above


Altona West topographic map, 62H/4 West, Edition 1, Series A743 [UFS Reference Collection].

One Hundred Years in the History of the Rural Schools of Manitoba: Their Formation, Reorganization and Dissolution (1871-1971) by Mary B. Perfect, MEd thesis, University of Manitoba, April 1978.

Manitoba School Records Collection, Friedensruh School No. 2178 Daily Registers, GR2656, Archives of Manitoba.

We thank Marjorie Hildebrand for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 27 March 2021

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