The following 56 names were mentioned in the general business meeting minutes for Ora Labora. These names were taken from handwritten translated meeting minutes.
Biography of Jacob Kolb, resident and leader of Ora Labora Colony
Biography of of Eduard Herman Goeschel two of the original “Backwoodsmen” of the Ora Labora Colony.
Biography of John J. Froebe a merchant of the Ora Labora colony near Bay Port Michigan.
Letters from Ora Labora – December 24th, 1864
Letters from Ora Labora – December 15th, 1864
Letters from Ora Labora – November 30th, 1864
Letters from Ora Labora – September 6th, 1864
This is a graphic of a possible representation of the Ora Labora German Colony overlaid on a map showing roads has they existed in 1970 until today. Note that much of the colony is situated away from the shore and abuts Indian Trail (Sand Road)
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”