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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery (Scandinavia, Municipality of Clanwilliam-Erickson)

The site of this cemetery in the Municipality of Clanwilliam-Erickson was also the location of the Swedish Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church, organized in May 1891. The church building was demolished in 1965. Two years later, an adjacent manse was moved to the Centennial Grounds in the town of Erickson, with intentions of using it as a museum. Funds could not be secured for the project and the building was eventually dismantled. A monument at the church site in the cemetery was dedicated on 31 July 1966.

Scandinavia Cemetery

Scandinavia Cemetery (2010)
Source: Allan Drysdale

Scandinavia Cemetery

Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church Monument (June 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N50.50714, W99.80474
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.

This page was prepared by Allan Drysdale, Carol Sundmark, and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 2 September 2017

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