Big Bend Hutterite Colony (Cardston, Alberta, Canada)

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Big Bend, a Hutterite Bruderhof near Woolford, Alberta, (east of Cardston) founded in 1920 by members of the New Elm Springs Bruderhof of Ethan, South Dakota, with their preacher Johann Entz, who had been chosen to the ministry in 1911 at the New Elm Springs Bruderhof. Jacob J. Entz was chosen preacher in 1940. In 1947 the Bruderhof numbered 135 souls, with 52 baptized members.

Daughter colonies of the Big Bend Hutterite Colony include: MacMillan Hutterite Colony (Cayley, Alberta, Canada); Cypress Hutterite Colony (Maple Creek, Saskatchewan, Canada); Huron Hutterite Colony (Brownlee, Saskatchewan, Canada); and Greenwood Hutterite Colony (Stand Off, Alberta, Canada).

In 2023 the Big Bend Hutterite Colony was a Lehrerleut colony.

Additional Information

Location

Cardston, Alberta (coordinates: 49.163611, -113.141111  [49° 09' 49" N, 113° 08' 28" W])

Address

Box 610, Cardston, AB T0K 0K0

Switchboard Phone

403-653-4383

Managers and Ministers

Manager Minister Years
Jacob Kleinsasser, 1922-2004 Jake Waldner, 1930-2020 1999
Jacob Kleinsasser, 1922-2004 Jake Waldner, 1930-2020 2003
Tim G. Gross Jake Waldner, 1930-2020 2004
Tim G. Gross Jake Waldner, 1930-2020 2018
Tim G. Gross Joe Kleinsasser 2019
Tim G. Gross Joe Kleinsasser 2023


Author(s) David Decker
Bert Friesen
Date Published February 2024

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Decker, David and Bert Friesen. "Big Bend Hutterite Colony (Cardston, Alberta, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. February 2024. Web. 12 Apr 2024. https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Big_Bend_Hutterite_Colony_(Cardston,_Alberta,_Canada)&oldid=178291.

APA style

Decker, David and Bert Friesen. (February 2024). Big Bend Hutterite Colony (Cardston, Alberta, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 12 April 2024, from https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Big_Bend_Hutterite_Colony_(Cardston,_Alberta,_Canada)&oldid=178291.




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Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 1, p. 341. All rights reserved.


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