Series 13 - Cemetery Tour

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CA MHSBC 63-13


Cemetery Tour


  • 2005 (Creation)

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1 cm of textual material

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Greendale Cemetery

Representatives of the First Mennonite Church and Mennonite Brethren Church presented a memorandum to the citizens of Sardis on October 20, 1947 regarding the purchase of a five-acre plot to serve as a cemetery. This land was situated at the west end of Watson Road and was given the name, Greendale Cemetery. This proposed name was presented to the municipal office for acceptance and confirmation. A cemetery committee was chosen. A general meeting of interested people was held November 22, 1947 at which time the purchase of a cemetery was discussed. Agreement was reached that the recommendations presented by those present at the October 20th meeting should be followed with one change: lot sizes should be 20’ by 18’. Furthermore, it was agreed that representatives from the churches should establish the administration of the cemetery
( Greendale Cemetery Memorandum, Oct. 20, 1947 and the Greendale Cemetery minutes, Nov. 22, 1947)

from articles submitted for the Abbotsford Mennonite Historical Society Cemetery Tour of 2005, abridged and edited by Lora Sawatsky.

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First Mennonite Church of Greendale

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Series consists of the following names:
1) John and Maria Stobbe
2) Matthias Family - Katie, John, Amalia, Cornelius
3) Jake Driediger
4) John P Doerksen
5) Gerhard I Peters and Anna Njunja
6) Katherine Koehn
7) Jacob F Janzen
8) Max and Charlotte Schmidt
9) Gertrude and David Penner
10) Rev Henry G Dueck
11) Rev Jacob B Harder

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Some documents are in German

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Greendale Cemetery
The tour occurred on May 14, 2005. Individual profiles were included with the tour.


The notes includes profiles of the people listed.

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Record created June 12, 2014
Record modified June 12, 2014




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