Museum the New Llano Colony

Juanita Richter


Family Information: Daughter of Elsie and Adolph Richter.

Sister of Elsie, Sophie, Billie, Bertha, Fred (Bud) and Bobby. The three eldest children were not colonists.  


Pre-Colony History: Arrived on the bus from Chicago with mother Elsie and siblings Bertha and Bobby in November of 1933. Their father arrived with huge furniture van two hours later.  

Home in Colony:  

Job in Colony: She sometimes helped with the dishes at the Kid Kolony kitchen.  

Other Info: She appeared in several productions at the colony theater.  

Post-Colony History: Left the colony in May, 1935 -- she traveled to Chicago on the train with her father, Adolph, while her mother waited several days before leaving with little Bobby (Bertha and Fred having already departed).  


Sources: Handwritten Memoirs of Elsie Richter; "Llano Colonist": November 4, 1933, January 6, 1934, September 22, 1934, May 25, 1935  


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