New Elm Springs Hutterite Colony (Ethan, South Dakota, USA)
New Elm Springs Hutterite Bruderhof, near Ethan, South Dakota, was founded in 1911. In 1918 the Brethren sold the property and founded the New Elm Springs Bruderhof near Magrath, Alberta. In 1936 the Maxwell Bruderhof near Pigeon Lake, Manitoba, Canada, bought this site and settled on it. Their preacher Joseph Hofer was chosen to the ministry in 1919 by the Maxwell colony in Manitoba. In 1939 Samuel Wollman was also chosen. In 1947 the Bruderhof numbered 146, with 56 baptized members.
Daughter colonies of New Elm Spring Hutterite Colony include: Big Stone (Graceville, Minnesota); Maxwell (Scotland, South Dakota); Old Elm Spring (Parkston, South Dakota); and Poinsett (Estelline, South Dakota).
In 2012 New Elm Springs Colony was a Schmiedeleut Group 2 colony. Mike Tschetter was the minister and Joseph Tschetter was the manager.
Location: Ethan, South Dakota (coordinates: 43.4894, -97.8242 [43° 29′ 21″ N, 97° 49′ 27″ E]; located 7.6 km. (4.7 miles) north-west of Milltown, 12.6 km. (7.8 miles) east of Dimock, 13.9 km. (8.6 miles) south-east of Ethan, and 16.4 km. (10.2 miles) north-east of Parkston, South Dakota).
Address: 41844 - 269th St., Ethan, SD 57334-5206
Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 3, p. 861. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.
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