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The Gracevale Hutterite Bruderhof of the Schmiedeleut branch, established in 1948 near Winfred, Lake County, South Dakota, with ten families from Tschetter Bruderhof. Sam Wipf was chosen to the ministry here in 1950 and ordained in 1957. The colony had a population of 71 in 1950 and 104 souls with 30 baptized members in 1958.

Roland Hutterite Colony in White, South Dakota, is a daughter colony.

In 2012 Gracevale Hutterite Colony was a Schmiedeleut Group 2 colony. The minister was Samuel Hofer and the manager was Paul Hofer.

Additional Information

Location: Winfred, South Dakota (coordinates: 43.929, -97.2874 [45˚ 55′ 44″ N, 97˚ 17′ 14″ W]); located 9.2 km. (5.7 miles) south-west of Junius, South Dakota and 9.7 km. (6 miles) south-east of Winfred, South Dakota.

Address: 23843 446th Ave., Winfred, SD 57076

Telephone: 605-256-2267


Map:Gracevale Hutterite Colony, Winfred, South Dakota

Author(s) Melvin, David Decker Gingerich
Bert Friesen
Date Published March 2013

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Gingerich, Melvin, David Decker and Bert Friesen. "Gracevale Hutterite Colony (Winfred, South Dakota, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. March 2013. Web. 26 Apr 2017.,_South_Dakota,_USA)&oldid=64567.

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Gingerich, Melvin, David Decker and Bert Friesen. (March 2013). Gracevale Hutterite Colony (Winfred, South Dakota, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 26 April 2017, from,_South_Dakota,_USA)&oldid=64567.

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Kitchener, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 2, p. 561; vol. 4, p. 1088. All rights reserved.

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