Schoenwiese Mennonite Church (Gardenton, Manitoba, Canada)

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The Schoenwiese Mennonite Church (Schoenwieser Mennoniten Gemeinde) at Gardenton, Manitoba, close to the Canadian – U.S.A. border, became a local worshiping group of the Schoenwieser Mennonite church group in 1931 with 18 members. The group consisted of a business manager and two skilled workers (a miller and machinist) who had acquired a mill in Gardenton, and a teacher and his extended family that lived in Stuartburn. Jakob Wiebe, the miller, was leading minister who preached and provided spiritual nurture for the group. Gerhard Loewen was the teacher who promoted the values of their German language and culture. The language of worship was German.

After the Friesen-Wiebe-Derksen Company built a new mill in Morris, the center of activity gradually shifted away from Gardenton and the congregation was dissolved by the 1950s.


Klassen, Is. Dem Herrn die Ehre: Schoenwieser Mennoniten Gemeinde von Manitoba, 1924-1968. Altona, MB: The Conference, 1969: 48-49.

Author(s) Marlene Epp
Alf Redekopp
Date Published November 2015

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Epp, Marlene and Alf Redekopp. "Schoenwiese Mennonite Church (Gardenton, Manitoba, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. November 2015. Web. 28 Jul 2021.,_Manitoba,_Canada)&oldid=136042.

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Epp, Marlene and Alf Redekopp. (November 2015). Schoenwiese Mennonite Church (Gardenton, Manitoba, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 28 July 2021, from,_Manitoba,_Canada)&oldid=136042.

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