Historic Sites of Manitoba: Moray School No. 1963 (RM of Hanover)

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The Moray School District was established in April 1919 and a one-room schoolhouse operated at NW24-7-5E) in the Rural Municipality of Hanover. By 1959, student enrollment had increased sufficiently that a second classroom was needed. The district was dissolved in 1968 and its area became part of the Hanover School Division. The former school building, barn and site were sold for $476 and the teacherage was sold for $1,005. In 2013, a commemorative sign at the site was erected by the EastMenn Historical Society.





Ray Klippenstein


Gerd Manfred “Bert” Suss


Calvin Abram Penner


Elvira Plett





Helene Braun (grades 1-5), Ray Klippenstein (grades 6-10)


Helena Braun (grades 1-4), Ray Klippenstein (grades 5-8)


Helena Braun (grades 1-4), Ray Klippenstein (grades 5-8)


Helena Braun (grades 1-4), Ray Klippenstein (grades 5-8)


Gerd Manfred “Bert” Suss (grades 5-8), Lenora Nettie Suss (grades 1-4)


Gerd Manfred “Bert” Suss (grades 5-8), Frieda Wiebe (grades 1-4)


Gerd Manfred “Bert” Suss (grades 5-8), Frieda Wiebe (grades 1-4)


Calvin Abram Penner (grades 5-8), Mary Ruth Penner (grades 1-4)


Katherina Liese Friesen (grades 1-4), Elvira Plett (grades 5-8)

Among the other teachers who worked at Moray School through the years were: Gerhard Kliewer, Ben S. Rempel, Albert L. Reimer, P. J. Willms, Andrew R. Sobering, Andrew Toews, Dietrich Penner, S. B. Rieger, G. T. Reimer, Rosella Toews, G. K. Reimer, Mrs. G. T. Reimer, Agnes Wiebe, Frank H. Voth, Tina Penner, Lillian Warkentin, Arden Reimer, John J. Pauls, Linda Ruth Friesen (1954-1955), Jacob Jacob Penner (1955-1958), and Peter W. Barkman (1958-1959).

Photos & Coordinates

The one-classroom Moray School

The one-classroom Moray School (no date) by A. A. Herriot
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-3, page 68.

The two-classroom Moray School

The two-classroom Moray School (no date) by A. A. Herriot
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-3, page 68.

Moray School commemorative sign

Moray School commemorative sign (November 2020)
Source: Rose Kuzina

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.58945, W96.79779
denoted by symbol on the map above


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.

Schools - Our Heritage: From 46 School Districts to Hanover Unitary School Division (1878-1968) by John K. Schellenberg, The Board of The Hanover School Division No. 15, May 1985, ISBN 0-919673-93-7.

Manitoba School Records Collection, Moray School District No. 1963 - Daily Registers, GR2656, Archives of Manitoba.

We thank Glen Klassen and Ernest Braun (EastMenn Historical Society) and Rose Kuzina for providing information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 10 February 2024

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