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Limestone House at Bon Homme Colony
Limestone House at Bon Homme Colony
Bon Homme is located in South Dakota
Bon Homme
Bon Homme
Location in South Dakota
Country  USA
State  South Dakota
Branch Schmiedeleut II
Status Active
Founded 1874
Mother Colony Hutterdorf, Ukraine
Daughter Colonies

Bon Homme Hutterite Colony, located in Bon Homme County, South Dakota, is the mother colony of all Schmiedeleut Hutterite Colonies in North America and also the oldest Hutterite Colony in the world still in existence.

It was founded in 1874 by Hutterite immigrants from what is today Ukraine under the leadership of Michael Waldner (1834–1889), who reestablished communal living among the Hutterites in Hutterdorf, Ukraine in 1859. It was the only Hutterite Colony that did not relocate to Canada after World War I.

Bon Homme Hutterite Colony in 2012 belonged to the more conservative Committee Hutterites, also called Schmiedeleut 2.

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