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Manitoba Communities: Hanover (Rural Municipality)

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This municipality was probably named Hanover (“high bank” in German) for the city in Germany.

Present Status

Rural Municipality of Hanover (25 May 1881)

Incorporation History

Rural Municipality of Hanover (25 May 1881)

Adjoining Municipalities

DeSalaberry, La Broquerie, Ritchot, Ste. Anne, Stuartburn, Tache

Constituent Communities

Altona (east), Bergfeld (east), Bergthal, Blumenfeld (east), Blumengart (east), Blumenhof (east), Blumenort, Blumstein (east), Burwalde (east), Chortitz (east), Clear Springs, Ebenfeld (east), Eigenfeld, Eigengrund (east), Eigenhof, Feisenton, Fischau, Friedensfeld (east), Friedenshoff, Friedrichsthal, Gnadenfeld (east), Gnadenort, Grossweide, Gruenfeld (east), Grunthal, Hamburg (east), Heuboden (east), Hochfeld (east), Hochstadt (east), Hoffnungsfeld (east), Kleefeld (east), Kronsgart (east), Kronsthal (east), Landskron, Lichtenau, Mitchell, Neuanlage (east), Neubergfeld, Neuenburg, Neuhoffnung (east), New Bothwell, Osterwick (east), Pansy, Pastwa, Randolph, Reichenbach, Reinfeld (east), Rosenfeld (east), Rosengart (east), Rosenthal (east), Sarto, Schantzenberg, Schoenau (east), Schoenenberg, Schoenfeld (east), Schoenforf, Schoenhorst (east), Schoensee, Schoenthal (east), Schoenwiese (east), Silberfeld (east), Steinreich, Strassberg, Tannenau, Tourond, Trentham, Vollwerk

Land Area (square km)

740.31

The municipality shared administrative officers (Reeve, Treasurer, Clerk, and Assessor) with the Rural Municipality of Hespeler until the latter was dissolved around 1891.

Population

Year

Total

1881

1000

1891

2300

1896

2614

1901

3438

1911

3884

1921

4795

1931

5833

1941

8190

1951

6570

1956

6696

1961

6771

1966

6739

1971

6237

1976

6645

1981

7428

1986

8033

1991

8905

1996

9833

2001

10789

2006

11871

2011

14026

2016

15540

2021

17216

Reeves

Term

Reeve

1880-1882

Gerhard Kliewer

1882-1893

Peter Toews

1893-1896

Jacob Peters

1896-1900

Peter Toews

1900-1907

Gerhard Schroeder

1907-1916

Johann Braun

1916-1918

Jacob B. Peters

1918-1921

Johan Braun

1921-1929

Adolph Mueller (c1876-1956)

1929-1931

Jacob J. Reimer

1931-1933

Adolph Mueller (c1876-1956)

1933-1945

Jacob H. Peters

1945-1947

Jacob R. Barkman

1947-1951

Theodore Chornoboy

1951-1956

Jacob R. Barkman

1956-1959

John D. Broesky

1959-1967

John H. Harms

1967-1972

Albert Driedger (1936-2011)

1972-1979

John H. Harms

1979-1986

John Loewen (1930-2015)

1986-1998

Aron C. S. Friesen

1998-2006

John Driedger (1938-2018)

2006-2022

Stan Toews

2022-?

Jim Funk

Secretary-Treasurers

Term

Secretary-Treasurer

1919-1944

Johann D. “John” Goossen (1884-1951)

Memorable Manitobans

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Historic Sites

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History Books

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Maps

Sources:

“John D. Goossen dies at Steinbach,” Winnipeg Free Press, 30 March 1951, page 25.

“Former Reeve, Adolph Mueller dies,” Winnipeg Free Press, 27 March 1956, page 14.

Geographic Names of Manitoba, Manitoba Conservation, 2000.

We thank Ernest Braun and Ralph Friesen for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 28 October 2022

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