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Ora Labora Colony Group Shot

12/29/2016 11:24:13 AM

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

Ora Labora Sketch from Researcher 1970

12/23/2016 11:32:41 AM

This is a graphic of a possible representation of the Ora Labora German Colony overlaid on a map showing roads has they existed in 1970today. Note that… Read more "Ora Labora Sketch from Researcher 1970"

Ora Labora: Lost Town in Michigan

12/15/2016 19:52:54 PM

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"

Excerpt -A Huron Community Experiment

12/14/2016 04:18:28 AM

A summary of the Ora Labora German Colony from the 1922 book "Pioneer History of Huron County"

Ora Labora Litho Detail

11/09/2016 13:21:13 PM

Select areas of the 1865 Lithograph zoomed in for interest and clarity. The German colony was located just north of Bay Port

Ora Labora Lithograph 1865

11/09/2016 12:18:58 PM

Ora Labora, Michigan, lithograph by Ehrgott, Forbriger & Co. after image by H. Roedel dated 20 January 1865.


10/22/2016 04:01:43 AM

Among the vanished villages of Huron County is that of Ora Labora, a colony situated between Caseville and Wild Fowl Bay...

1875 Land Plat

10/11/2016 12:01:55 PM

1875 Land Plat of the Wild Fowl Bay area


10/11/2016 10:13:00 AM will be utilized to establish a research and educational site in which to discuss and offer primary source research on the German Colony established in 1862 in Michigan's Wild Fowl Bay region.

Emil Baur Land Grant Records

10/09/2016 19:35:54 PM

Emil Baur land grant records from 1863