Lakeside Hutterite Colony (Cranford, Alberta, Canada)

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Lakeside Hutterite Bruderhof, located near Cranford, Alberta, was founded in 1935. Their preacher, Peter Hofer, who was chosen in the Wolf Creek Bruderhof in 1926, moved to the Wolf Creek commune near Stirling, Alberta to form the Wolf Creek Hutterite Colony (New Dayton, Alberta, Canada), and from there went with several families to found the Lakeside Bruderhof. Joseph Wipf was chosen to the ministry here in 1944. In 1947 the commune numbered 162 souls, with 64 baptized members.

Daughter colonies of the Lakeside Hutterite Colony include: Pine Hill Hutterite Colony (Penhold, Alberta, Canada); Spring Creek Hutterite Colony (Walsh, Alberta, Canada); Starland Hutterite Colony (Drumheller, Alberta, Canada); and Hillridge Hutterite Colony (Barnwell, Alberta, Canada).

In 2023 the Lakeside Hutterite Colony was a Dariusleut colony.

Additional Information


Cranford, Alberta (coordinates: 49.668611, -112.3625 [49° 40' 07" N, 112° 21' 45" W])


Box 9, Cranford, AB T0K 0R0

Switchboard Phone


Managers and Ministers

Manager Minister Years
Peter Wipf, 1923-2012 Dave Wipf 1999
Peter Wipf, 1923-2012 Dave Wipf 2000
Joe Wipf Dave Wipf 2001
Joe Wipf Dave Wipf 2023


Map:Lakeside Hutterite Colony, Cranford, Alberta

Author(s) David Decker
Bert Friesen
Date Published November 2023

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Decker, David and Bert Friesen. "Lakeside Hutterite Colony (Cranford, Alberta, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. November 2023. Web. 20 May 2024.,_Alberta,_Canada)&oldid=177751.

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Decker, David and Bert Friesen. (November 2023). Lakeside Hutterite Colony (Cranford, Alberta, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 20 May 2024, from,_Alberta,_Canada)&oldid=177751.


Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 3, p. 269. All rights reserved.

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