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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church Monument (RM of Armstrong)

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The Peace Evangelical Lutheran Parish in the Rural Municipality of Armstrong was formed in 1915 by six families in this surrounding area. Services were held about every six months in their homes. The pastor that served the Lutheran church at that time would come out on Saturday by train and would stay until Monday morning at the congregations homes. In 1926 the services were moved to Cavendish School. In 1954, the congregation purchased a building from Good Shepherd Lutheran. The church had been built in 1924 as the Polish Apostolic Church near Libau. It was moved to this site in February 1955 onto land was donated by Karl “Charlie” and Barbara Ulrich.

The first service took place here in May 1955. Early congregants included Gustav and Louisa Jeske, August and Pauline Jeske, Gustav and Sahrafina Rattai, Emmanuel and Emilia Singbiel, Karl and Barbara Ulrich, Ludwig “Louis” and Philippine Ulrich, and Frederick and Albertina Kohler. In 1962, the church became a three-point parish with Teulon and Inwood.

The church closed and a dedication of its closure happened on 6 June 1982. The congregation donated the building to the Chatfield Museum and it was moved there on 10 September 1997. A replica of the church was built by Elmer Koscielny of Cardale and finished and moved by Alexander Hoplock and Peter Wasylowski in June 1998. An associated cemetery is located about two miles to the southeast.

Clerics

Period

Cleric

1910-1926

P. Kohlmeier, E Schiewe, R Arnsdorf, H Flattman

1926-1943

Edward Schmok

1943-1948

Henry Honebein

1948-1954

Wilfred K. Raths

1954-1959

Ted Becker

1959-1962

Art Nelson

1962-1966

Arild Borch

1966-1972

Gerald Gettis

1973-1978

William Kiesman

1978-1981

Jerry Hendrickson

1981-1982

Wilfred K. Raths

Photos & Maps

The former Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church at the Chatfield Park of Souvenirs Museum

The former Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church at the Chatfield Park of Souvenirs Museum (May 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church commemorative monument

Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church commemorative monument (July 2010)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N50.66927, W97.41569
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Peace Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery (RM of Armstrong)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Chatfield Park of Souvenirs Museum (Chatfield, RM of Armstrong)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Municipally Designated Historic Sites

Sources:

Polish National Apostolic Church (Peace Lutheran Church), Manitoba Historic Resources Branch.

We thank Gladys Kohler for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 29 April 2019

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