Historic Sites of Manitoba: Hochstadt North Cemetery (RM of Hanover)

When Mennonites settled the East Reserve in what is now the Rural Municipality of Hanover, farms were set up in small villages with communally-owned fields and pasturelands arranged in long narrow farmsteads. The result was a large number of towns with graveyards. This cemetery was for one of these towns, Hochstadt. It contains seven visible grave markers.

A monument in the cemetery lists the children, their spouses, and grandchildren of Jakob and Anna Regehr. The Regehrs emigrated from Gruenfeld, Borozenko in the 1870s and were one of the founders of Rosenfeld. Jakob was a roofer by trade and Anna was a midwife. They joined the Holdeman Church in 1882. One of their sons, Jakob T. Regehr, applied for a farmstead in Hochstadt where he was involved in the dairy industry, becoming director of the Manitoba Dairy Association. He also operated a general store and cheese factory.

Hochstadt North Cemetery

Hochstadt North Cemetery (April 2020)
Source: George Penner

Grandchildren memorial in the Hochstadt North Cemetery

Grandchildren memorial in the Hochstadt North Cemetery (November 2020)
Source: Rose Kuzina

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.45252, W96.84920
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Hochstadt South Cemetery (RM of Hanover)


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.

Hochstadt 1908 191? - Hochstadt MB, Waymarking.

Gruenfeld (now Kleefeld), 1874-1910: First Mennonite Village in Western Canada by Henry Fast, 2006. [Manitoba Legislative Library]

This page was prepared by Peter McLure, Rose Kuzina, George Penner, and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 20 November 2020

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