Museum the New Llano Colony

Adolph Richter


Family Information: Married to Elsie Richter.

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


Pre-Colony History: After having been in touch with the colony for some time, he and his family came from Chicago -- one day in November 1933, the bus from Chicago arrived with Mrs. Richter and three of their children, two hours later a huge furniture van hove into sight bearing the household furnishings and Mr. Richter.  

Home in Colony:  

Job in Colony: He worked with the carpenters, the house painters, at the saw mill and later became housing manager and ran the commissary. 

Other Info:  

Post-Colony History: Left the colony in May, 1935 -- he traveled to Chicago on the train with his young daughter, Juanita while his wife waited several days before leaving with little Bobby (Bertha and Fred having already departed).


Sources: Handwritten Memoirs of Elsie Richter; U.S. Census: 1930; "Llano Colonist": November 4, 1933, November 11, 1933, December 30, 1933, February 24, 1934, April 7, 1934, August 11, 1934, May 25, 1935  


Adolph Richter

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