Ginter, Diedrich D. (1900-1983)

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Diedrich D. “Post” Ginter. Preservings Photo.

Diedrich D. Ginter: entrepreneur and newspaper correspondent; born on 22 January 1900 to Jacob P. and Anna Dueck Ginter near Rosengard, Manitoba. He was the sixth of nine children in the family. He was baptized on 20 May 1918 in the Chortitzer Mennonite Church and on 7 July 1918, he married Maria P. Siemens (1897-1986).

Farming was an important source of income for Diedrich D. Ginter and his family, but he also became involved in several other ventures. He owned a small store in Rosengard, where he sold tobacco he had grown himself, as well as cigarette paper. Diedrich was a trapper, selling the pelts of coyotes, weasels, skunks, and wolves. He also carried on a lucrative custom sawing business, chopping firewood and wooden beams for other farmers in the area.

For 30 years, Diedrich D. Ginter contributed Rosengard news to the Steinbach Post, becoming so well known for his articles that the local people nicknamed him “Post Ginter.”

In 1946, Diedrich went to visit his brother in Chicago. Soon afterwards, he bought his first car in 1946, shortly after a trip to visit his brother in Chicago. Having a vehicle made his wood-sawing business easier, as he used his vehicles to haul a trailer loaded with wood.

In 1968, Diedrich and Maria sold their farm and moved to a community west of Steinbach.

The couple had 12 children, two of whom died in childhood. Diedrich died on 29 July 1983 as the result of an accident in Grunthal, Manitoba.


Dyck, Helen  “Post Ginter (1900-83), Huchricken.”  Preservings No. 15 (December 1999): 126.

GRANDMA (The Genealogical Registry and Database of Mennonite Ancestry) Database, 5.03 ed. Fresno, CA: California Mennonite Historical Society, 2007: #629874.

Author(s) Susan Huebert
Date Published December 2007

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