Milford Hutterite Colony (Raymond, Alberta, Canada)

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Milford (Buck Ranch) Hutterite Bruderhof, founded in 1918 near Raymond, Alberta, by the members of the Bruderhof in Milford, South Dakota, and their preachers Johann Kleinsasser and Jerg Waldner; they sold the holdings in South Dakota and bought the Big Bend site. In 1947 the Milford Bruderhof numbered 125 souls, with 60 baptized members.

Daughter colonies of the Milford Hutterite Colony include: Miami Hutterite Colony (New Dayton, Alberta, Canada); Milford Hutterite Colony (Wolf Creek, Montana, USA); Winnifred Hutterite Colony (Bow Island, Alberta, Canada); Rosetown Hutterite Colony (Rosetown, Saskatchewan, Canada); Miltow Hutterite Colony (Warner, Alberta, Canada); and Rockglen Hutterite Colony (Rockglen, Saskatchewan, Canada).

In 2021 the Milford Hutterite Colony was a Lehrerleut colony.

Additional Information


Raymond, Alberta (coordinates: 49.378056, -112.6975 [49° 22' 41" N, 112° 41' 51" W])


Box 244, Raymond, AB T0K 2S0

Switchboard Phone


Managers and Ministers

Manager Minister Years
Ben Wipf Joe Kleinsasser 1999
Ben Wipf Joe Kleinsasser 2021

Author(s) David Decker
Bert Friesen
Date Published July 2022

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Decker, David and Bert Friesen. "Milford Hutterite Colony (Raymond, Alberta, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. July 2022. Web. 12 Apr 2024.,_Alberta,_Canada)&oldid=174043.

APA style

Decker, David and Bert Friesen. (July 2022). Milford Hutterite Colony (Raymond, Alberta, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 12 April 2024, from,_Alberta,_Canada)&oldid=174043.


Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 3, p. 688. All rights reserved.

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