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Spink Hutterite Bruderhof, called Spink Hutterian Brethren, Inc., of the Schmiedeleut group, located near Frankfort, South Dakota, was founded in 1905 by members of the Wolf Creek Bruderhof. In 1918 they sold this land and moved to Alberta, founding the Stand-Off Colony near Macleod. In 1944 the Bon Homme commune bought this site and rebuilt it; eleven families with Johannes Wipf, who had been chosen to the ministry in 1934, from Bon Homme settled here. Joseph Wipf was chosen preacher in Spink in 1946. In 1958 the commune numbered 152 souls.

Daughter colonies of Spink Hutterite Colony include Collins Hutterite Colony (Iroquois, South Dakota), Hutterville Hutterite Colony (Stratford, South Dakota), and Plainview Hutterite Colony (Leola, South Dakota).

In 2012 the Spink Hutterite Colony was a Schmiedeleut Group 2 colony. The minister was Samuel Wipf and the manager was Paul Wipf Jr.

Additional Information

Location: Frankfort, South Dakota (coordinates: 44.747778, -98.293056 [44˚ 44 52″ N, 98˚ 17′ 35″ W])

Address: 18206 Spink Lane, Frankfort, SD 57440-7207

Telephone: 605-472-0940


Map:Spink Hutterite Colony, Frankfort, South Dakota

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

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Decker, David, Joseph Wipf and Bert Friesen. "Spink Hutterite Colony (Frankfort, South Dakota, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. March 2013. Web. 29 Apr 2017.,_South_Dakota,_USA)&oldid=96502.

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Decker, David, Joseph Wipf and Bert Friesen. (March 2013). Spink Hutterite Colony (Frankfort, South Dakota, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 29 April 2017, from,_South_Dakota,_USA)&oldid=96502.

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Kitchener, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 596. All rights reserved.

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