Ora Labora - Pray & Work - History of the German Colony in Michigan 1862-1867

Ora Labora known as “Christian German Agricultural and Benevolent Society of Ora et Labora” (Pray and Work), where members could combine work with prayer, and live according to the Methodist Church Discipline. Established on the shores of Michigan’s Wild Fowl Bay in 1862, the colony operated until 1867.

Ora-Labora.org is and educational and research site dedicated to the recognition of the German Colony. Our goal is to provide verifiable and primary source information on the formation, operation and demise of the colony. In addition to its educational purpose we are striving to gain the required funding and recognition from the State of Michigan to provide a historical marker near the site of Ora Labora on Wild Fowl Bay in Huron County, Michigan.

December 14, 2016
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