Family Names Noted in Ora Labora Meeting Minutes

The following 56 names were mentioned in the general business meeting minutes for Ora Labora. These names were taken from handwritten translated meeting minutes.

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Ora Labora Colony Group Photograph

Inscription on the back reads ” Member’s of the Ora et Labora Community, Wildfowl Bay Michigan. Circa 1865.

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From the Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan.


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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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