Jacob Kolb was the colony’s storekeeper. He was conscripted to the Union Army in 1864 and returned to Ora Labora in 1866. During a struggle for control… Read more “Biography of Jacob Kolb”
Biography of of Eduard & Herman Goeschel two of the original “Backwoodsmen” of the Ora Labora Colony.
Biography of John J. Froebe a merchant of the Ora Labora colony near Bay Port Michigan.
This is a graphic of a possible representation of the Ora Labora German Colony overlaid on a map showing roads has they existed in 1970 until today. Note that much of the colony is situated away from the shore and abuts Indian Trail (Sand Road)
Another compilation is that of Alan Naldrett’s 2015 Lost Towns of Eastern Michigan. Comments of various researchers on this book place its value just above a tabloid… Read more “Ora Labora: Lost Town in Michigan”
A summary of the Ora Labora German Colony from the 1922 book “Pioneer History of Huron County”
Select areas of the 1865 Lithograph zoomed in for interest and clarity. The German colony was located just north of Bay Port
Among the vanished villages of Huron County is that of Ora Labora, a colony situated between Caseville and Wild Fowl Bay…