Historic Sites of Manitoba: Bergthal CMC Cemetery (RM of Hanover)

When the Mennonites settled the East Reserve of southern Manitoba, farms were set up in small villages with communally owned fields and pasturelands were arranged in long narrow farmsteads. The result was a large number of short-lived villages with graveyards. This Chortitzer Mennonite Conference cemetery was established for the village of Bergthal in 1895, in what is now the Rural Municipality of Hanover.

A monument in the cemetery lists 66 persons. The first burial was for Mrs. Anna Funk (1805-1875) and the last one was for Maria Wiebe (1929-1938).

Bergthal CMC Cemetery

Bergthal CMC Cemetery (May 2020)
Source: George Penner

Memorial monument in the Bergthal CMC Cemetery

Memorial monument in the Bergthal CMC Cemetery (November 2020)
Source: Rose Kuzina

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.57417, W96.77402
denoted by symbol on the map above


A list of burials in this cemetery is available from the Manitoba Genealogical Society, including a searchable online database available to members at the MGS Manitoba Name Index (MANI). Some additional information is contained in the 1996 MGS publication Carved in Stone: Manitoba Cemeteries and Burial Sites, revised edition, Special Projects Publication, 106 pages.

This page was prepared by George Penner and Rose Kuzina.

Page revised: 22 November 2020

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