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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery (RM of Minto-Odanah)

This cemetery in the Rural Municipality of Minto-Odanah was established in January 1907 when a group of Scandinavian families who had immigrated here from the United States organized a congregation. Two acres of land were donated by Iver Hanson Sr. and services were held in a parsonage constructed at the site. A decision to build a church was made in 1912 and the building was ready for occupancy by 1914. It was not dedicated until 1917. In January 1951, the church was moved into Clanwilliam. Services ended in the the 1980s and the building was later sold and moved to a site along Highway #10 where it was destroyed by fire in April 2010. A monument at the original site commemorates it.

The former Immanuel Lutheran Church building

The former Immanuel Lutheran Church building (2008)
Source: Moby Christoffersen

Immanuel Lutheran Church commemorative monument

Immanuel Lutheran Church commemorative monument (May 2021)
Source: George Penner

Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery

Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery (May 2021)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.38330, W99.76948
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Burial records for cemeteries in the Rural Municipality of Minto


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.

We thank Moby Christoffersen and Zelda Firby for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough, Neil Christoffersen, and George Penner.

Page revised: 17 January 2022

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