Badus - Pioneer Swiss Colony
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MNSearchers
N 44° 09.126 W 097° 07.781
14T E 649568 N 4890467
Quick Description: In 1877 a group of Swiss Chose a point on the shore of Lake Badus for a colony.
Location: South Dakota, United States
Date Posted: 2/12/2007 2:18:41 PM
Waymark Code: WM17JK
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member MNSearchers
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Long Description:
In 1878 Joseph Burkler, his family and some single men, arrived. In 1879 the colony was augmented by 11 other families who came by rail to Luverne, Minnesota and thence overland. That fall they built a school, with Theresa Schnell as the first teacher. A colony house was built. Joseph Muggli was the first storekeeper and appointed the first Postmaster of Badus in May 1879. The colony continued as such until 1886. The names of Berther, CaJacob, Cassutt, DecCurtins, Deragisch, DeRungs, Giossi, Rensch, Schnell, Tuor and Wolf are well known in Lake County, their ancestors being of the original colony
Marker Name: Badus - Pioneer Swiss Colony

Marker Type: Roadside

Marker Text: Not listed

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