A monument south of Niverville in the Rural Municipality of Hanover commemorates four immigration sheds constructed by Jacob Shantz and used for a couple of years by newly arrived settlers in the Mennonite East Reserve. The sheds were situated about 100 feet to the south, at the intersection of Hespeler (39N) and Shantz (19E) roads.
The monument was unveiled at a ceremony on 12 May 2022.
Shantz immigration sheds commemorative monument (September 2019)
Source: Ernest N. Braun
Shantz immigration sheds commemorative monument (May 2022)
Source: Chris Kotecki
Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.57704, W97.02558
denoted by symbol on the map above
Memorable Manitobans: Jacob Yost Shantz (1822-1909)
Historic Sites of Manitoba: Shantz Monument (Schanzenfeld, RM of Stanley)
Historic Sites of Manitoba: Mennonite Memorial Landing Site (RM of Ritchot)
We thank Chris Kotecki for providing additional information used here.
Page revised: 21 May 2023
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