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Aberdeen Shanzenfeld Cemetery

Name of R.M.: Aberdeen No.: 373
Name of Cemetery: Shanzenfeld
Name of Community: Aberdeen
Name of Denomination: Mennonite
Condition of Cemetery: Under cultivation
Ownership of Cemetery: Unknown
Approximate number of burials: Approximately 6
Legal Land Location: SE 4-39-2 w 3rd
Directions: Approximately 2 miles east of Aberdeen on south side
Recorded by: A. Buhler
Date: May 13, 2006
Local Contact Person: Leonard Doell
Phone No: 253-4419

According to Leonard Doell in Hague-Osler Mennonite Reserve Book (page234), Shanzenfeld was a 4 cornered hamlet homesteaded by David Peters, David Giesbrecht, Peter J. Wolfe and Jacob E. Wolfe families. The cemetery was located on the Giesbrecht property. Known to be buried there are David Peters' infant daughter, Sara Aug 20, 1901. Also Mrs. Peters' father, Cornelius Giesbrecht ,and children of Jacob E. Wolfe.

There is no evidence of a cemetery today.

# Note David & Elizabeth Peters were A. Buhler's grandparents on his mother's side.

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