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The Jamesville Hutterite Bruderhof, Utica, South Dakota, was founded in 1884 by several families from  the Wolf Creek Bruderhof. Their preacher, Elias Walter, Sr., was chosen to the ministry in 1889 in Wolf Creek. In 1918 the Bruderhof sold its possessions and moved to Alberta, founding the Springvale Bruderhof near Rocky Ford. In 1936 the Jamesville site was bought by the Roseisle Hutterite Colony from Manitoba, which moved as a colony to the new site. Their preacher, Friedrich Waldner, was chosen in the Roseisle Bruderhof. In 1950 the Jamesville settlement numbered 107 souls.

In 2012 the Jamesville Hutterite Colony was a Schmiedeleut Group 2 colony. The minister was Leonard Wurtz and the manager was Edwin Wurtz.

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Location: Utica, South Dakota (coordinates: 43.103056, -97.4825 [43˚ 06′ 11″ N 97˚ 28′ 57″ W])

Address: 43582 NE Jim River Rd., Utica, SD 57067-5103

Telephone: 605-364-7684

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

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Decker, David and Bert Friesen. "Jamesville Hutterite Colony (Utica, South Dakota, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. March 2013. Web. 27 Jun 2017.,_South_Dakota,_USA)&oldid=82483.

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Decker, David and Bert Friesen. (March 2013). Jamesville Hutterite Colony (Utica, South Dakota, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 27 June 2017, from,_South_Dakota,_USA)&oldid=82483.

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 3, p. 70. All rights reserved.

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