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Manitoba Municipalities: 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

Blumenort, Grunthal, Hochstadt, Kleefeld, Mitchell, New Bothwell, Pansy, Randolph, Sarto, Tourond, Trentham

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

15733

Reeves

Term

Reeve

1880-1882

Gerhard Kliewer

1883-1893

Peter Toews

1894-1896

Jacob Peters

1897-1900

Peter Toews

1901-1907

Gerhard Schroeder

1908-1916

Johann Braun

1917-1918

Jacob B. Peters

1919-1921

Johan Braun

1922-1929

Adolf Mueller

1930-1931

Jacob J. Reimer

1932-1933

Adolf Mueller

1933-1945

Jacob H. Peters

1946-1947

Jacob R. Barkman

1948-1951

Theodore Chornoboy

1952-1956

Jacob R. Barkman

1957-1959

John D. Broesky

1960-1967

John H. Harms

1968-1972

Albert Driedger (1936-2011)

1972-1979

John H. Harms

1980-1986

John Loewen (1930-2015)

1987-1998

Aron C. S. Friesen

1999-2006

John Driedger

2007-?

Stan Toews

Memorable Manitobans

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Historic Sites

Go here for a list of historic sites in Hanover.

History Books

Go here for a list of history books for Hanover.

Maps

Sources

Geographic Names of Manitoba, Manitoba Conservation, 2000.

We thank Ernest Braun for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 28 March 2017

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