The following 56 names were mentioned in the general business meeting minutes for Ora Labora. These names were taken from handwritten translated meeting minutes.
Jacob Kolb was the colony’s storekeeper. He was conscripted to the Union Army in 1864 and returned to Ora Labora in 1866. He was acting Secretary of… 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.
Letters from Ora Labora – December 24th, 1864
Letters from Ora Labora – December 15th, 1864
Letters from Ora Labora – November 30th, 1864
Letter dated December 15th, 1862. Lansing, Mich. Samuel S. Lacey to Emil Baur
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)