Historic Sites of Manitoba: Edenburg Monument (Municipality of Rhineland)

This monument in the Municipality of Rhineland, erected in 2004, marks the site where Mennonites from south Russia settled in 1879. Their original village was dissolved in 1892. The first church in the area was built in 1883 by Bergthaler people and the last church was removed in 1952. Edenburg School No. 330 operated at a site 105 meters east of here, on the north side of the road, from 1883 to 1967. The First Bergthaler Cemetery, established in 1886, is situated 133 meters west. The grave of Heinrich Wiebe (?-1897), minister of the Bergthaler Church, is located 274 meters southwest of the monument site, which has since 1896 been owned by members of the Wiebe family. Sponsors of the monument were Peggy and Jim Wiebe of Canmore, Alberta.

Edenburg Monument

The Edenburg commemorative monument (September 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Edenburg Monument

The Edenburg commemorative monument (June 2024)
Source: Rose Kuzina

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.01526, W97.49485
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: First Bergthaler Cemetery (Municipality of Rhineland)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Edenburg School No. 330 (Municipality of Rhineland)


We thank Rose Kuzina for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 19 July 2024

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