The Village of Steinbach was founded in the fall of 1874 when a small party of Kleine Gemeinde (small church) Mennonites determined a suitable location to settle. This group of 18 families, almost half of whom were from Steinbach, Borosenko, Russia, chose this spot along “Stony Brook” to build a replica of the village they had fled.
As the Village grew and developed, Main Street and later Hanover Street, both parallel to the brook and running through all the villager’s lots, took shape. Who knew that from these humble rural beginnings would grow the prosperous City of Steinbach - the hub of south eastern Manitoba.
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