Historic Sites of Manitoba: Reichenbach Cemetery / Vollwerk Cemetery (Mitchell, RM of Hanover)

A monument in this cemetery near Mitchell, in the Rural Municipality of Hanover, commemorates Jacob Peters who was responsible for the first Bergthal Mennonite immigration to Manitoba between 1874 and 1876. It was unveiled in the spring of 1996.

Reichenbach Cemetery / Vollwerk Cemetery

Reichenbach Cemetery / Vollwerk Cemetery (April 2020)
Source: George Penner

Peters commemorative monument

Peters commemorative monument (April 2020)
Source: George Penner

Site Location (lat/long): N49.53110, W96.77154
denoted by symbol on the map above


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.

Manitoba Heritage Council Commemorative Plaques and Manitoba Community Commemorative Plaques, Fiscal Year 1994-1995, Historic Resources Branch, Manitoba Culture, Heritage and Citizenship, page 38.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and George Penner.

Page revised: 4 July 2020

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