Historic Sites of Manitoba: Edenthal School No. 756 (Municipality of Rhineland)

The Edenthal School District was established in May 1893 and a one-room schoolhouse operated on two acres of land at SE7-1-1E in the Rural Municipality of Rhineland. Until about 1920, the school operated alongside a church-run private school. Two years later, a new school building replaced the original one. As the size of farms in the area increased while families got smaller, enrollment dropped to 11 students by May 1952 when the district was dissolved. Its area was amalgamated with the Edenburg School District No. 330 and henceforth all students attended the Edenburg facility. The Edenthal teacherage was moved to the Edenburg site, while the former school building was moved to the grounds of Gretna School for use as a sports building. No vestiges of the school remain at the original site.

Among the teachers of Edenthal School was Jacob Derk Siemens.

Edenthal School

Edenthal School (no date) by G. G. Neufeld
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-1, page 120.

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.01610, W97.43775
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.

We thank Marlene Plett and Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Al Schmidt (Altona and District Heritage Research Centre) and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 23 March 2024

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