Memorable Manitobans: David Schellenberg (1861-1955)
Born in southern Russia on 31 July 1861, he traveled to the Red River area with his parents at the age of 17. Part of a group of Mennonite settlers that founded the village of Neunanlade in 1878, he spent the majority of his life on a farm outside Gretna. A well-known citizen in the area, he served as secretary of the Rural Municipality of Rhineland in 1892 and 1893.
On 15 November 1885, he married Anna Friesen (1865-?). They had eleven children, including Anna Schellenberg, David Schellenberg, Peter Schellenberg, Aganetha Schellenberg, Jacob Schellenberg, Martin Schellenberg, Maria Schellenberg, John Schellenberg, and Margaret Schellenberg.
He died on 8 September 1955.
1901 and 1911 Canada censes, Automated Genealogy.
“70 years of prairie life not too much for farmer,” Winnipeg Tribune, 7 October 1948. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B10, page 57]
David Schellenberg, Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches.
This page was prepared by Sarah Ramsden.
Page revised: 8 April 2012