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: She arrived on the bus from Chicago with mother Elsie and siblings Bertha and Bobby in November of 1933. Their father arrived with a 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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