Menno Colony, Paraguay  (p. 196)


Mennonites from Manitoba and Saskatchewan immigrated to Paraguay for the same reasons that they had moved to Mexico. They were concerned about legislation that limited their control of local schools. The Paraguayan government gave them the assurances they were looking for. During the years 1926 to 1928, 1,700 Mennonites, Sommerfelder and Chortitzer from Manitoba and Bergthaler from Saskatchewan, immigrated to the Chaco where they founded the Menno Colony.