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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Hanover School No. 2286 / Rocky School No. 2286 (RM of Hanover)

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Known as the Hanover School District when it was established in March 1938, it was renamed Rocky in May 1961. A one-room schoolhouse operated at SW25-6-5E in the Rural Municipality of Hanover. In 1968, the district was dissolved and its area became part of the Hanover School Division. A commemorative sign at the site was erected in 2013 by the EastMenn Historical Society.





Henry Krushel (1899-1987)


Bernhard “Bernie” Hiebert





Henry Krushel (grades 5-8), Alice Ann Plett (grades 1-4)


Katherina L. “Kathleen” Friesen (grades 1-4), Henry Krushel (grades 5-8)


Katherina L. “Kathleen” Friesen (grades 1-4), Henry Krushel (grades 5-8)


Bernhard “Bernie” Hiebert (grades 5-8), Mary Hiebert (grades 1-4)

Other teachers who worked at Hanover School / Rocky School through the years included Susanna Nettie Reimer (1938-1944), Anne Pankratz (1944-1945), Jacob “Jake” Klassen (1945-1946), Mary Nightengale (1946-1947), Mary Loewen (1947-1948), Mary Rempel (1948-1950), Helen Rempel (1950-1951), Mary Elvira Braun (1951-1952), Nettie Nikkel (1952-1955), Cornelius Loewen Toews (1955-1956), Constance Worms (1956-1957), Isaac “Ike” Peters (1957), Jake H. Enns (1958, substitute), Clara Harms (1958), G. A. Hildebrand (1958), Jacob J. Penner (1958-1960), and Henry Krushel (1960-1964).

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Hanover School

Hanover School (no date) by A. A. Herriot
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-3, page 131.

Site Location (lat/long): N49.50309, W96.80342
denoted by symbol on the map above


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.

Schools - Our Heritage: From 46 School Districts to Hanover Unitary School Division (1878-1968) by John K. Schellenberg, The Board of The Hanover School Division No. 15, May 1985, ISBN 0-919673-93-7.

Manitoba School Records Collection, Hanover School District No. 2286 - Daily Registers, GR2656, Archives of Manitoba.

Manitoba School Records Collection, Rocky School District No. 2286 - Daily Registers, GR2656, Archives of Manitoba.

We thank Glen Klassen and Ernest Braun of the EastMenn Historical Society for providing information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 2 September 2018

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