German-Speaking Faithful Have Long History in City
Girard, Cheryl, Winnipeg Free Press
German-speaking people have a long history of establishing and attending churches in the Winnipeg region.
Winnipeg boasted fewer than 90,000 people in 1904 when excavation work on the first St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church was carried out by horse-drawn scrapers and blocks were moulded on-site by the German parishioners.
There were 186 people of German descent living in Winnipeg in 1881. By 1911, there were 8,912, and the numbers rose to 26,710 in 1971. According to the 2006 census, Manitobans of German background make up the second-largest ethnic group in Manitoba.
The earliest German immigrants came mainly from Austria-Hungary and Russia, wrote Arthur Grenke in …
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