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The King Ranch Hutterite Bruderhof near Lewistown, Montana, founded in 1935 by Preacher Joseph Stahl and several families from the Huron commune. Their population in 1947 was 65, with 25 baptized members.

Daughter colonies of King Ranch Hutterite Colony include: Ayers Ranch Hutterite Colony (Grass Range, Montana); Flat Willow Ranch Hutterite Colony (Roundup, Montana); and Surprise Creek Hutterite Colony (Stanford, Montana).

In 2012 the colony was featured in a National Geographic 10-episode television show entitled "American Colony: Meet The Hutterites." The colony was a Dariusleut colony, the minister was George Hofer, and the manager was John Hofer.

Additional Information

Location: Lewiston, Montana (coordinates: 47.055833, -109.6375 [47° 03' 21" N, 109° 38' 15" W])

Address: Box 858, Lewiston, MT 59457

Telephone: 406-538-9835


Map:King Ranch Hutterite Colony, Lewistown, Montana

Author(s) David Decker
Bert Friesen
Date Published April 2013

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Decker, David and Bert Friesen. "King Ranch Hutterite Colony (Lewistown, Montana, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. April 2013. Web. 27 Jun 2017.,_Montana,_USA)&oldid=57577.

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Decker, David and Bert Friesen. (April 2013). King Ranch Hutterite Colony (Lewistown, Montana, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 27 June 2017, from,_Montana,_USA)&oldid=57577.

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 3, p. 176. All rights reserved.

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