Biography of of Eduard & Herman Goeschel

Biography of of Eduard & Herman Goeschel two of the original “Backwoodsmen” of the Ora Labora Colony.


Biography of John J. Froebe

Biography of John J. Froebe a merchant of the Ora Labora colony near Bay Port Michigan.

Ora Labora Lithograph 1865

Ora Labora, Michigan, lithograph by Ehrgott, Forbriger & Co. after image by H. Roedel dated 20 January 1865. Note the wide main road going from what is today’s Sand (or Trail) Road to the shore of Wild Fowl Bay. 


From the collections of Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.