Sandhills Hutterite Colony (Beiseker, Alberta, Canada)

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Sandhill Hutterite Bruderhof, near Beiseker, Alberta, belonging to the Dariusleut branch, was founded in 1936 by a group from the Springvale Hutterite Colony, with the preacher Jacob K. Wurz. The Sandhill Bruderhof has in turn founded the Ferrybank Colony at Ponaka, Alberta, and is in process of establishing a Bruderhof at Leask, Saskatchewan. Ministers ordained by Sandhill are Frank A. Wollman and John M. Wurz. In 1958 the baptized membership was 46, and the total number of souls 160.

Daughter colonies of the Sandhill Hutterite Colony include: Ferrybank Hutterite Colony (Ponoka, Alberta, Canada); Leask Hutterite Colony (Leask, Saskatchewan, Canada); Morinville Hutterite Colony (Alcomdale, Alberta, Canada); Eagle Creek Hutterite Colony (Langham, Saskatchewan, Canada); and Birch Meadows Hutterite Colony (Eaglesham, Alberta, Canada).

In 2017 Sandhills Hutterite Colony was a Dariusleut colony.

Additional Information


Beiseker, Alberta (coordinates: 51.3356, -113.375  [51° 20' 08" N, 113° 22' 30" W])


Box 249, Beiseker, AB T0M 0G0



Managers and Ministers

Manager Minister Years
Sam Wurz Paul Wurz 1999
Sam Wurz Paul Wurz 2005
Solomon R. Wurz 2006
Mike C. Wurz Andrew M. Wurz 2009
Mike C. Wurz Andrew M. Wurz 2020


Map:Sandhills Hutterite Colony, Beiseker, Alberta

Author(s) John M. Wurz
Bert Friesen
Date Published March 2020

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Wurz, John M. and Bert Friesen. "Sandhills Hutterite Colony (Beiseker, Alberta, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. March 2020. Web. 1 Jun 2020.,_Alberta,_Canada)&oldid=167033.

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Wurz, John M. and Bert Friesen. (March 2020). Sandhills Hutterite Colony (Beiseker, Alberta, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 1 June 2020, from,_Alberta,_Canada)&oldid=167033.


Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 416. All rights reserved.

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