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Biography of of Eduard & Herman Goeschel

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

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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. 

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


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