Ora Labora, the name means “pray and work,” and the 50 families who came to an area between Caseville and Wildfowl Bay in the early 1860’s certainly did both. The settlers were of German origin, and the Rev. Emil Baur was led the colony. They had to struggle against forests and swamps and fevers. Many of their young men left to fight in the Civil War. In the end, Ora Labora was deserted.
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