Kronau, Saskatchewan

Kronau is a hamlet in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan located 28 km (17.5 miles) south east of Regina on Highway 33 in the R.M. of Lajord No. 128, Saskatchewan. Listed as a designated place by Statistics Canada, the hamlet had a population of 209 in the Canada 2006 Census.[1]

Kronau
Location of Kronau in Saskatchewan

History

The area of Kronau was first settled by German-Russians from near the Black Sea and German-Americans from the northern United States during the late 19th and early 20th century.[2]

Heritage sites

  • St. Peter's Church and Grotto at St. Peter's Colony[3] is twelve kilometres east of Kronau. The Catholic church was completed in 1904 next to a cemetery established in 1892. The grotto built in 1917 by Father Henry Metzger became a pilgrimage site.[4] Father Metzger, a noted artist,[5] also painted the Stations of the Cross[6] in the church. The church and grotto site was listed on the Canadian Register of Historic Places in 2010.[7]
  • Kronau Bethlehem Heritage Cemetery or Bethlehem Lutheran Church Cemetery was established in 1896.[8] and was listed on the Canadian Register of Historic Places in 1985.

Demographics

Canada census – Kronau, Saskatchewan community profile
2011
Population: 250 (+23.4% from 2006)
Land area: 0.66 km2 (0.25 sq mi)
Population density: 390.1/km2 (1,010/sq mi)
Median age: 32.9 (M: 30.6, F: 36.0)
Total private dwellings: 84
Median household income:
References: 2011[9] earlier[10]

Amenities

  • Kronau Memorial Hall (built in the late 1940s to honour the soldiers coming home from World War II)
  • Kronau Heritage Museum
  • gas station
  • curling rink
  • outdoor skating rink
  • Schnider's Ice Cream Shop

Kronau was once home of the Saar Elementary School, featuring the Eagle mascot.

References

  1. Canada 2006 Census: Designated places in Saskatchewan
  2. "Saskatchewan's Marian Shrines". Retrieved 2013-01-09.
  3. "NDSU Library (Germans from Russia)". Retrieved 2013-02-28.
  4. "Saskatchewan's Marian Shrines". Retrieved 2013-01-09.
  5. "Saskatchewan Artist: Father (Henry) Metzger". Retrieved 2013-01-09.
  6. "NDSU Libraries". Retrieved 2013-01-09.
  7. "Canada's Historic Places". Retrieved 2013-01-09.
  8. "Canada's Historic Places" (PDF). Retrieved 2013-01-09.
  9. "2011 Community Profiles". 2011 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. July 5, 2013. Retrieved 2013-01-09.
  10. "2001 Community Profiles". 2001 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012.


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