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Manitoba Communities: Rhineland (Rural Municipality)

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This municipality is named after a district in the Rhine River valley of western Germany.

Present Status

Municipality of Rhineland (1 January 2015)

Incorporation History

Rural Municipality of Douglas (14 February 1880)
Rural Municipality of Rhineland (February 1891)
Amalgamation of Gretna, Plum Coulee and Rhineland (1 January 2015)

Adjoining Municipalities

Montcalm, Morris, Roland, Stanley

Constituent Communities

Altbergthal, Altona, Bergfeld (west), Bergman, Blumengart (west), Blumengart Colony, Blumenhof (west), Blumenort South, Ebenfeld (west), Edenburg, Edenthal, Eigengrund (west), Eigenhoff, Gnadenfeld, Gnadenthal, Gretna, Gruenfeld (west), Halbstadt, Hamburg (west), Heuboden (west), Horndean, Kleefeld (west), Kronsthal (west), Lichtfeld, Neuanlage (west), Neubergthal, Neuendorf, Neuhoffnung (west), Neuhorst, Plum Coulee, Reinthal, Rosenfeld, Rosengart (west), Rosenhof, Rosetown, Rudnerweide, Schoenau (west), Schoenhorst (west), Schoenthal (west), Schoenwiese (west), Silberfeld (west), Sommerfeld

Land Area (square km)

960.40

Population

Year

Total

1881

1673

1891

6500

1896

7860

1901

7832

1911

7272

1921

8400

1931

8314

1941

8936

1951

6730

1956

6451

1961

6003

1966

5339

1971

4776

1976

4550

1981

4525

1986

4321

1991

4150

1996

4172

2001

4183

2006

4125

2011

4373

2016

5945

2021

5819

Reeves

Term

Mayor

1880

Enoch Winkler (1852-1928)

1880-1883

?

1883-1884

Otto Schultz

1884-1886

Enoch Winkler (1852-1928)

1886-1887

Peter Funk

1887-1888

David Peters

1888-1889

Peter Bergen

1889-1891

Gerhard Klassen

1891-1895

Jacob Heppner

1895-1896

Anton Heppner

1896-1897

Jacob Heppner

1897-1898

Peter R. Friesen

1898-1899

Johann Siemens

1899-1900

Cornelius Bergman

1900-1901

Anton Heppner

1901-1903

Cornelius Bergman

1903-1907

William Berg

1907-1912

H. J. Friesen

1912-1913

Jacob P. Derksen

1913-1916

H. J. Friesen

1916-1918

Jacob A. Klassen

1918-1919

H. D. Penner

1919-1929

Peter A. Toews

1929-1947

John D. Giesbrecht

1947-1953

Edward Pokrant

1953-1955

H. P. Hildebrandt

1955-1957

Jacob F. Janzen

1957-1959

David Wall

1959-1967

W. E. Dueck

1967-1983

Henry D. “H. D.” Hildebrand (1927-2015)

1983-1998

Jacob H. Schroeder (?-2015)

1998-?

John H. Falk

?-2010

?

2010-2011

Grant Heinrichs (c1951-2011)

2011-2018

?

2018-?

Don Wiebe

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Historic Sites

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History Books

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Maps

Rural Municipality of Rhineland

Sources

Sixty Years of Progress: The Rural Municipality of Rhineland, 1884-1944 by Jacob Rempel.

Geographic Names of Manitoba, Manitoba Conservation, 2000.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 28 October 2022

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