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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Steinreich School / Horndean School No. 820 (Horndean, Municipality of Rhineland)

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Known originally as the Steinreich School District when it was established by Rhineland Municipality By-Law No. 32 in January 1894, a one-room schoolhouse operated at Horndean (SW10-3-2W) in what is now the Municipality of Rhineland. The district was renamed Horndean before or, depending on sources, during the Second World War. It offered instruction in grades 1 to 11 by 1940 and the original school building was replaced by a new structure around 1965.

Horndean School became part of the Rhineland School Division on 18 August 1971. After the school closed in 1979, the building and property were used for a time as a community centre, and most of the building’s windows were covered by metal sheeting. A Mennonite church in Horndean later bought it for use as a private school but this plan did not come to fruition. In October 1994, the property was purchased by a sculptor for use as a studio and residence.

Principals

Period

Principal

1936-1939

Gerhard R. Wiebe

1939-1943

Henry Martin Friesen

1943-1947

Henry D. Dyck

1947-1954

Victor Peters

1954-1956

Julius George Toews (1893-1981)

1956-1957

Abram Friesen

1957-1962

Hardy Kehler

1962-1964

Elmer Henry Penner

1964-1966

Ben Penner

1966-1979

?

Teachers

Period

Teachers

1936-1937

Hilda Penner (grades 1-4), Gerhard R. Wiebe (grades 5-8)

1937-1938

Hilda Penner (grades 1-4), Gerhard R. Wiebe (grades 5-10)

1938-1939

Hilda Penner (grades 1-4), Gerhard R. Wiebe (grades 5-9)

1939-1940

Henry Martin Friesen (grades 5-10), Hilda Penner (grades 1-4)

1940-1941

Henry Martin Friesen (grades 9-11), Susann [Susan] Klassen (grades 1-4), Emma Ida Schiebe (grades 5-8)

1941-1942

Henry Martin Friesen (grades 9-11), Emma Ida Schiebe (grades 5-8), Agnes Wiebe (grades 1-4)

1942-1943

Henry Martin Friesen (grades 9-11), Kate Klassen (grades 5-8, 1943), Vernon K. Toews (grades 5-8), Agnes Wiebe (grades 1-4)

1943-1944

John I. Brown (grades 5-8), Henry D. Dyck (grade 9-11), Agnes Wiebe (grades 1-4)

1944-1945

John I. Brown (grades 5-8), Henry D. Dyck (grade 9-11), Agnes Wiebe (grades 1-4)

1945-1946

Henry D. Dyck (grade 9-11), Victor Peters (grades 5-8), Agnes Wiebe (grades 1-4)

1946-1947

Henry D. Dyck (grade 9-11), Victor J. Peters (grades 5-8), Agnes Wiebe (grades 1-4)

1947-1948

Elizabeth Peters (grades 5-8), Victor Peters (grades 9-11), Agnes Wiebe (grades 1-4)

1948-1949

Elizabeth Peters (grades 5-8), Victor Peters (grades 9-11), Agnes Wiebe (grades 1-4)

1949-1950

Elizabeth Peters (grades 5-8), Victor Peters (grades 9-11), Agnes Wiebe (grades 1-4)

1950-1951

Elizabeth Peters (grades 5-8), Victor Peters (grades 9-11), Agnes Wiebe (grades 1-4)

1951-1952

Elizabeth Peters (grades 5-8), Victor Peters (grades 9-11), Agnes Wiebe (grades 1-4)

1952-1953

Mabel Patricia Enns (grades 1-4), Elizabeth Peters (grades 5-8), Victor Peters (grades 9-11)

1953-1954

Mabel Patricia Enns (grades 1-4), Elizabeth Peters (grades 5-8), Victor Peters (grades 9-11)

1954-1955

Bertha L. Lewis (grades 4-8), Laura M. Porte (grades 1-3), Julius George Toews (grades 9-11)

1955-1956

Gerhard D. Kehler (grades 4-8), Laura M. Porte (grades 1-3), Julius George Toews (grades 9-11)

1956-1957

Tina Dyck (grades 1-4), Abram Friesen (grades 9-11), Hardy Kehler (grades 5-8)

1957-1958

Henry Dick (grades 5-8), Tina Dyck (grades 1-4), Hardy Kehler (grades 9-11)

1958-1959

Tina Dyck (grades 1-4), Gerhard A. Hildebrand (grades 5-8), Hardy Kehler (grades 9-11)

1959-1960

Elfrieda Enns (grades 1-5), Gerhard A. Hildebrand (grades 6-8), Hardy Kehler (grades 9-11)

1960-1961

Dave W. Bueckert (grades 5-8), Elfrieda Enns (grades 1-4), Hardy Kehler (grades 9-11)

1961-1962

Dave W. Bueckert (grades 5-8), Elfrieda Enns Friesen (grades 1-4), Hardy Kehler (grades 9-11)

1962-1963

Dave W. Bueckert (grades 5-8), Verna Ann Friesen (grades 1-4), Elmer Henry Penner (grades 9-10)

1963-1964

Dave W. Bueckert (grades 5-8), Verna Ann Friesen (grades 1-4), Elmer Henry Penner (grades 9-10)

1964-1965

Elizabeth A. E. Hoeppner (grades 1-4), Ben Penner (grades 5-8)

1965-1966

Elizabeth A. E. Hoeppner (grades 1-4), Ben Penner (grades 5-8)

1966-1967

Elizabeth A. E. Hoeppner (grades 1-4), ? (grades 5-8)

1967-1979

?

Among the other teachers of Steinreich School / Horndean School were Peter A. Loewen (1898-1900), Peter H. Giesbrecht (1900), ? (1901), Peter H. Petter (1902-1903), Felix Lauer (1904), Jacob J. Neufeld (1905-1908), P. A. Klassen (1909), Jacob. J. Loeppky (1909-1910), John J. Frank (1910), ? (1911), John J. Heinrichs (1912-1913), Jacob E. Suderman (1913-1915), Peter W. Warkentin (1915-1916), Helena H. Siemens (1916, 1917-1918), P. P. Toews (1917), A. Enns (1918), Anna Heinrichs (1918-1919), D. A. Toews (1919-1920), Anna B. Enns (1920-1921), Otto D. Dick (1921-1922), Ida Hiebert (1922), Adolphe Guse (1922-1924), Anna Enns (1924-1925), Henry Martin Friesen (1925-1934), Jacob N. Giesbrecht (1934-1935), Gerhard R. Wiebe (1935-1936).

Photos & Coordinates

Steinreich School

Steinreich School (no date) by G. G. Neufeld
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 6.

Steinreich School

Steinreich School (no date)
Source: Altona and District Heritage Research Centre

The former Horndean School building

The former Horndean School building (no date)
Source: Ed Arndt

The former Horndean School building

The former Horndean School building (October 1994)
Source: Jake Goertzen

The former Horndean School building

The former Horndean School building (April 2015)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

The former Horndean School building

The former Horndean School building (November 2021)
Source: Rose Kuzina

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.19279, W97.65990
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

Altona East topographic map, 62H/4 East, Edition 1 ASE, Series A743 [UFS Reference Collection].

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.

The Rural Municipality of Rhineland: 1884-1984 by G. J. Ens, page 276. [Manitoba Legislative Library, F5648.R45 Ens]

Manitoba School Records Collection, Steinreich School District No. 820 - Daily Registers, GR2656, Archives of Manitoba.

Manitoba School Records Collection, Horndean School District No. 820 - Daily Registers, GR2656, Archives of Manitoba.

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

We thank Al Schmidt (Altona and District Heritage Research Centre), Ed Arndt, Jake Goertzen, and Rose Kuzina for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 20 December 2021

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