King Ranch Hutterite Colony (Lewistown, Montana, USA)

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The King Ranch Hutterite Bruderhof near Lewistown, Montana, founded in 1935 by Preacher Joseph Stahl and several families from the Beadle Hutterite Colony (Beadle County, South Dakota, USA). 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." In 2023 the colony was a Dariusleut colony.

Additional Information

Location

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

Address

Box 858, Lewiston, MT 59457

Phone

406-538-9835

Managers and Ministers

Manager Minister Years
Walter Hofer George Hofer, 1928-2012 1999
Walter Hofer George Hofer, 1928-2012 2005
John Hofer George Hofer, 1928-2012 2006
John Hofer George Hofer, 1928-2012 2012
John Hofer John Hofer 2013
John Hofer John Hofer 2015
Marvin Hofer John Hofer 2016
Marvin Hofer John Hofer 2023

​= Maps = Map:King Ranch Hutterite Colony, Lewistown, Montana


Author(s) David Decker
Bert Friesen
Date Published November 2023

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Decker, David and Bert Friesen. "King Ranch Hutterite Colony (Lewistown, Montana, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. November 2023. Web. 13 Jul 2024. https://gameo.org/index.php?title=King_Ranch_Hutterite_Colony_(Lewistown,_Montana,_USA)&oldid=177749.

APA style

Decker, David and Bert Friesen. (November 2023). King Ranch Hutterite Colony (Lewistown, Montana, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 13 July 2024, from https://gameo.org/index.php?title=King_Ranch_Hutterite_Colony_(Lewistown,_Montana,_USA)&oldid=177749.




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


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