Springvale Hutterite Colony (Rockyford, Alberta, Canada)

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Springvale Hutterite Bruderhof of the Dariusleut branch, located near Rockyford, Alberta, was founded in 1918 by the Jamesville Bruderhof in South Dakota. The preachers were Jakob Würz, chosen in 1913, confirmed in 1915, and Paul Hofer, chosen in 1915 and confirmed in 1921 in Canada. In 1936 the Springvale Bruderhof established Sandhills Hutterite Colony (Beiseker, Alberta, Canada). In 1950 the Bruderhof numbered 77 baptized members.

Daughter colonies of the Springvale Hutterite Colony include: Sandhills Hutterite Colony (Beiseker, Alberta, Canada); Camrose Hutterite Colony (Camrose, Alberta, Canada); Hillsvale Hutterite Colony (Cut Knife, Saskatchewan, Canada); Willow Park Hutterite Colony (Tessier, Saskatchewan, Canada); and Arrowwood Hutterite Colony (Blackie, Alberta, Canada).

In 2017 the Springvale Hutterite Colony was a Dariusleut colony.

Additional Information


Rockyford, Alberta (coordinates: 51.323056, -113.151389 [51° 19' 23" N, 113° 09' 05" W])


Box 248, Rockyford, AB T0J 2R0



Managers and Ministers

Manager Minister Years
Andy Gross Joseph Wurz 1999
Andy Gross Joseph Wurz 2006
Andy Gross Daniel Gross 2010
Andy Gross Daniel Gross 2018

Author(s) David Decker
Bert Friesen
Date Published December 2018

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Decker, David and Bert Friesen. "Springvale Hutterite Colony (Rockyford, Alberta, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. December 2018. Web. 23 Mar 2019. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Springvale_Hutterite_Colony_(Rockyford,_Alberta,_Canada)&oldid=162840.

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Decker, David and Bert Friesen. (December 2018). Springvale Hutterite Colony (Rockyford, Alberta, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 23 March 2019, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Springvale_Hutterite_Colony_(Rockyford,_Alberta,_Canada)&oldid=162840.


Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 604. All rights reserved.

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