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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Aldershot School / Goodwill School No. 1967 (Grunthal, RM of Hanover)

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Known originally as Aldershot School District when it was established in April 1919, a schoolhouse operated in the village of Grunthal (Lot 2, 21-5-5E) in the Rural Municipality of Hanover. It was renamed Goodwill in February 1920 when Aldershot amalgamated with Barker School District No. 1966. In 1949, a high school building was constructed across the road from the original site. In 1968, the district became part of the Hanover School Division. In 2013, a commemorative sign was erected at the site by the EastMenn Historical Society.

Principals (Goodwill School)

Period

Principal

1935-1943

David Peter Heidebrecht

1943-1948

Peter Jacob Rempel

1948-1950

Cornelius Van Thiessen

1950-1951

Frank J. Neufeld

1951-1953

Harvey Van Penner

1953-1955

Henry Klassen

1955-1958

Paul Neustaedter

1958-1961

Henry Krickman

1961-1963

Elbert Allan Toews

1963-1967

Harvey Gordon Doell

1967-1968

Edward Hildebrand

Principals (Goodwill Collegiate)

Period

Principal

1953-1959

Cornelius Gerhard “Neil” Unruh (1905-1995)

1959-1961

Bernhard Barkman “Ben” Dueck

After 1961

See Grunthal Collegiate

Teachers (Goodwill School)

Period

Teachers

1935-1936

David Peter Heidebrecht (grades 5-10), Susanna Nettie Reimer (grades 1-4)

1936-1937

David Peter Heidebrecht (grades 5-10), Susanna Nettie Reimer (grades 1-4)

1937-1938

David Peter Heidebrecht (grades 5-10), Susanna Nettie Reimer (grades 1-4)

1938-1939

David Peter Heidebrecht (grades 5-10), Helen M. Hendricks (grades 1-4, 1938), Aganetha F. Reimer (grades 1-4, 1938), Dora Suderman (grades 1-4, 1939)

1939-1940

David Peter Heidebrecht (grades 6-10), Peter Jacob Rempel (grades 3-5), Dora Suderman (grades 1-2)

1940-1941

David Peter Heidebrecht (grades 6-10), Peter Jacob Rempel (grades 3-5), Dora Suderman (grades 1-3)

1941-1942

David Peter Heidebrecht (grades 6-10), Peter Jacob Rempel (grades 3-5), Dora Suderman (grades 1-3)

1942-1943

David Peter Heidebrecht (grades 6-10), Peter Jacob Rempel (grades 3-5), Dora Suderman (grades 1-3)

1943-1944

Anne Enns (grades 4-6), Peter Jacob Rempel (grades 7-10), Dora Suderman (grades 1-3)

1944-1945

Peter Jacob Rempel (grades 7-10), Dora Suderman (grades 1-3), Mary Willms (grades 4-6)

1945-1946

Margaret Peters (grades 4-6), Peter Jacob Rempel (grades 7-10), Dora Suderman (grades 1-3)

1946-1947

Margaret Peters (grades 4-6), Peter Jacob Rempel (grades 7-10), Dora Suderman (grades 1-3)

1947-1948

Margaret Peters (grades 4-6), Peter Jacob Rempel (grades 7-10), Dora Suderman (grades 1-3)

1948-1949

Elizabeth Pankratz (grades 3-4), Margaret Peters (grades 1-2), Dorothea Reimer (grades 5-6), Cornelius Van Thiessen (grades 7-10)

1949-1950

Elizabeth Loewen (grades 3-4), Ernest Pankratz (grades 5-7), Margaret Peters (grades 1-2), Cornelius Van Thiessen (grades 8-10)

1950-1951

Elizabeth Loewen (grades 4-5), Frank J. Neufeld (grades 9-11), Ernest Pankratz (grades 6-8), Margaret Peters (grades 1-2), Mary Peters (grades 2-3)

1951-1952

Harvey Van Penner (grades 9-11), Jessie Peters (grades 3-4), Margaret Peters (grades 1-2), Mary Peters (grades 2-3), Isaak J. Warkentin (grades 6-8), ? (grade 5)

1952-1953

Henry Klassen (grades 6-8), Jessie Peters (grades 4-5), Margaret Peters (grades 1-2), Mary Peters (grades 3-4)

1953-1954

Elsie Mary Klassen (grades 3-4), Henry Klassen (grades 7-8), Jessie Peters (grades 5-6), Margaret Peters (grades 1-2)

1954-1955

Elsie Mary Klassen (grades 3-4), Henry Klassen (grades 6-8), Jessie Peters (grades 1-2), Margaret Peters (grades 1-2, 1954), Margaret Gertrude Sobering (grades 5-6)

1955-1956

Elsie Mary Klassen (grades 3-4), Paul Neustaedter (grades 7-8), Jessie Penner (grades 1-2), Phyllis Astrid Unruh (grades 5-6)

1956-1957

Elsie Mary Klassen (grades 3-4), Paul Neustaedter (grades 7-8), Jessie Penner (grades 1-2), Phyllis Astrid Unruh (grades 5-6)

1957-1958

Elsie Falk (grades 4-6), Paul Neustaedter (grades 7-8), Jessie Penner (grades 1-3)

1958-1959

Elsie Falk (grades 3-5), Henry Krickman (grades 6-8), Jessie Penner (grades 1-2)

1959-1960

Irmgard Dueck (grades 3-5), Henry Krickman (grades 6-8), Jessie Penner (grades 1-3)

1960-1961

Susan Katherine Hildebrand (grades 4-5), Kathy Louise Janzen (grades 2-3), Selma Margaret Krahn (grade 1), Henry Krickman (grades 6-8)

1961-1962

John Driedger (grades 4-5, 1961; grades 5-6), Susan Friesen (grades 2-3), Selma Margaret Krahn (grade 1), Helen Penner (grade 4), Elbert Allan Toews (grades 6-8)

1962-1963

John Driedger (grades 5-6), Susan Friesen (grades 3-4), Eugene Richard Janzen (grade 4), Hilda Janzen (grade 1), Selma Margaret Krahn (grade 2), Elbert Allan Toews (grades 7-8)

1963-1964

Harvey Gordon Doell (grades 7-8), John Driedger (grades 5-6), Susan Friesen (grade 3), Evelyn Elaine Heppner (grade 2), Elizabeth Anne Schroeder (grade 1), ? (grade 5)

1964-1965

Harvey Gordon Doell (grades 7-8), Margaret Irene Epp (grade 5), Susan Friesen (grade 4), Evelyn Elaine Heppner (grades 2-3), Eugene Richard Janzen (grades 6-7), Elizabeth Anne Schroeder (grades 1-2)

1965-1966

Harvey Gordon Doell (grades 7-8), Judith Katherine “Judy” Driedger (grade 5), Margaret Franz (grades 1-2), Susan Friesen (grade 4), Carolyn Grace Funk (grades 2-3), Edward Hildebrand (grades 6-7)

1966-1967

Harvey Gordon Doell (grades 7-8), Judith Katherine “Judy” Driedger (grade 5), Peter U. Dueck (grade 4), Margaret Franz (grade 1), Elsie Margaret Harms (grade 2), Edward Hildebrand (grades 6-7), Helen Katherine Janzen (grade 3)

1967-1968

Peggy Jane Bueckert (grade 3), Judith Katherine “Judy” Driedger (grade 5), Nancy Carol Feechuk (grades 1-2), Margaret Franz (grade 1), Elsie Margaret Harms (grade 2), Edward Hildebrand (grades 8), Henry Lawrence Hildebrandt (grade 6), Lena St. Vincent (grades 5-6), Karin Anna Margaret Neufeld Suderman (grade 4), Edward “Ed” Thiessen (grade 7)

Teachers (Goodwill Collegiate)

Period

Teachers

1952-1953

Harvey Van Penner (grades 9-11), Peter John Barkman Reimer (grades 9-10)

1953-1954

Peter John Barkman Reimer (grades 9-10), Cornelius Gerhard “Neil” Unruh (grades 11-12)

1954-1955

Peter John Barkman Reimer (grades 9-10), Cornelius Gerhard “Neil” Unruh (grades 11-12)

1955-1956

Peter John Barkman Reimer (grades 9-10), Cornelius Gerhard “Neil” Unruh (grades 11-12)

1956-1957

Peter John Barkman Reimer (grades 9-10), Cornelius Gerhard “Neil” Unruh (grades 11-12)

1957-1958

Peter John Barkman Reimer (grades 9-10), Cornelius Gerhard “Neil” Unruh (grades 11-12), David Voth (grade 9)

1958-1959

Peter John Barkman Reimer (grade 10), Cornelius Gerhard “Neil” Unruh (grades 11-12), David Voth (grade 9)

1959-1960

Bernhard Barkman “Ben” Dueck (grades 11-12), Albert Henry Groening (grade 9), Peter John Barkman Reimer (grade 10)

1960-1961

Bernhard Barkman “Ben” Dueck (grade 12), Albert Henry Groening (grade 10), Peter John Barkman Reimer (grade 11), Peter Sawatsky (grade 9)

After 1961

See Grunthal Collegiate

Among the other teachers who worked at Goodwill School were Frank L. Isaac (1920-1923), P. S. Guenther (1923-1925 & night classes), G. M. Neufeld (1925-1926), David Heinrichs (1926-1928 & night glasses), Cornelius L. Toews (1928-1929), J. B. Warkentin (1929-1931), David Peter Heidebrecht (1931-1935), M. J. Kosjar, M. Oryschuk, Bernard Toews, Ed Zacharias, Dorothy Chornoboy, Katherine Peters, J. B. Warkentin, Gil Penner, Aaron Redekop, Ray Peters, and Peter Zacharias

Photos & Maps

The original Goodwill School building

The original Goodwill School building (no date) by A. J. Hatcher
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-1, page 32.

Goodwill Elementary Schools

Goodwill Elementary Schools (1960s)
Source: John Schellenberg, Schools - Our Heritage, 1985.

Goodwill High School

Goodwill High School (no date)
Source: John Schellenberg, Schools - Our Heritage, 1985.

Site Location (lat/long): N49.40673, W96.85506
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

Annual Reports of the Manitoba Department of Education, Manitoba Legislative Library.

One Hundred Years in the History of the Rural Schools of Manitoba: Their Formation, Reorganization and Dissolution (1871-1971) by Mary B. Perfect, MEd thesis, University of Manitoba, April 1978.

Schools - Our Heritage: From 46 School Districts to Hanover Unitary School Division (1878-1968) by John K. Schellenberg, The Board of The Hanover School Division No. 15, May 1985, ISBN 0-919673-93-7.

School division half-yearly attendance reports (E 0757), Archives of Manitoba.

Manitoba School Records Collection, Goodwill School District No. 1967 - Daily Registers, GR2656, Archives of Manitoba.

Manitoba School Records Collection, Goodwill School District No. 1967 - Cash Book, GR2656, Archives of Manitoba.

We thank Glen Klassen and Ernest Braun of the EastMenn Historical Society for providing information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 2 September 2018

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