Kronau, Saskatchewan

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Kronau is located in Saskatchewan
Kronau
Kronau
Location of Kronau in 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]

History[edit]

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[edit]

  • 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[edit]

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[edit]

  • Kronau Memorial Hall (built in the late 1940s to honor 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[edit]

  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". Canada 2011 Census. Statistics Canada. July 5, 2013. Retrieved 2013-01-09. 
  10. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". Canada 2001 Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012. 

Coordinates: 50°18′30″N 104°17′49″W / 50.30833°N 104.29694°W / 50.30833; -104.29694