Springridge German Bible School (Pincher Creek, Alberta, Canada)
The Springridge Mennonite Church was organized on 29 July
1927 with the name, Blumenthal Mennonite Church. It was
comprised of three settlements near Pincher Creek, Alberta. Since the church
language was High German and the common language of the settlers was Low German,
the settlers felt a need to provide older youth with the opportunity for German
language and literature studies in association with biblical studies. Classes
were begun in 1935 in the church basement with an attendance of 15 students,
with one dropout after a week. Special emphasis was given to musical training
and choir practice devoted to singing the hymns of the church. Teacher Peter
Boldt acted as advisor to the school.
John H. Görz obituary. Mennonitische Rundschau 101, 2 (11 January 1978): 11.
Jacob P. Janzen's diary.
Peters, Gerhard I., ed. Remember Your Leaders. Clearbrook, BC: Mennonite Historical Society of B.C., 1982.
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