Hespeler had connection to Mennonite migration

Home in Summerland was built in 1907, moved when the highway was changed

William Hespeler

When the Summerland Hill was created in 1955, the Hespeler home had to be moved.

Hon. William Hespeler (1830-1921) was Canada’s Commissioner of Immigration and Agriculture. He assisted with the immigration of 7,000 Mennonites to Manitoba in the 1870s.

READ ALSO: Summerland street was constructed in 1910

READ ALSO: Osler purchased land in Summerland

The Hespeler home was built in 1907 and the property named the Eberstein Ranch.

Prior to highway construction, the home was moved to Front Bench Road.

In 1969, it was destroyed by fire.

To report a typo, email:
news@summerlandreview.com
.



news@summerlandreview.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

In Photos: Sunday acts cap off Roots and Blues

Last day of the 2019 festival goes off under sunny skies

Update: Firetrucks off of Alexander Street, faulty air conditioning unit to blame

Occupants of downtown Salmon Arm building safe, back inside structure

Musicians wanted to play adventurous travellers along yellow brick road

Shuswap Theatre looking for artists to provide musical accompaniment for The Wizard of Oz

Sicamous RCMP arrest Lake Country man following truck break-in

Suspect found in possesion of bear spray, masks and break-in tools.

Roots and Blues gets great reviews plus accessibility suggestions

Festivalgoers love music, atmosphere, volunteers but some areas tough for wheelchairs

VIDEO: Canadian zoos’ captive breeding programs help preserve endangered species

Programs considered last-ditch effort to prevent local extinctions of turtles, butterflies and more

B.C. sets rules for ride hailing, same minimum fee as taxis

Larger operating areas seen as threat by cab companies

Two hiking families team up to extinguish fire in B.C. backcountry

Children and their parents worked for three hours to ensure safety of the popular hiking region

Salmon Arm history in pictures: RW Bruhn birthday

When people really partied! Guests of R.W. Bruhn at his summer cottage… Continue reading

Okanagan’s alleged “Deadpool” robber revealed

RCMP catch up with suspect following gas station robbery earlier this month

RCMP searching for missing Kelowna hitchhiker

Cody Kolodychuk was last heard from on July 31 and was thought to be hitchhiking in the Vernon area

South Okanagan pays it forward to BC Wildfire Service firefighters

Community members thank Eagle Bluff firefighters through Tim Hortons donations

Vancouver man arrested after pregnant woman’s SUV stolen, then crashed

Police are recommending charges against a 22-year-old Vancouver man

Most Read