The following 56 names were mentioned in the general business meeting minutes for Ora Labora. Typically they were noted with given credit for an item or labor or payment. The list is not exhaustive but offers some evidence of those families that participated in the Ora Labora community in 1863-1864.
These names were taken from handwritten translated meeting minutes. Many only offer the last name. In the meeting minutes they were denoted as “Brother X”
Ora Labora Members from Minutes of Meetings 1863-1864
John Flueckinger Sr.
John Flueckinger Jr.
Jacob Wm. Schatz
Heinrich Friedvich Frobe
H T.L. Kruger
Gottlieb Ahr – Cobbler/Shoemaker
Microfilm German Christian Agricultural and Benevolent Society of Ora Labora records, 1862-1895. Bentley Historical Library – University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
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- Part III – A Grim New Year for the Michigan Religious Colony
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