Kewaskum, WisconsinThe Backhaus Family emigrated from Prussia to America in 1850 and purchased this 135-acre farm, parcel by parcel, from 1853-1864. They lived in an unfinished log cabin that has long since been replaced by this Victorian, 3-story cream city brick residence constructed in 1895 by Gottleib and Anistina's son, Otto. This farm was known as the Spring Hill Farm with Otto Backhaus noted as a breeder of Morgan horses, grade cattle, Shropshire sheep, and Chester White hogs. The fourth generation Backhaus family currently owns and lives in this house.
|Placed By||Washington County Landmarks Commission|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 at 9:54am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16T E 400205 N 4820563|
|Decimal Degrees||43.53135000, -88.23503333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 43° 31.881', W 88° 14.102'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||43° 31' 52.86" N, 88° 14' 6.12" W|
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|Area Code(s)||262, 920|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 9376-9498 Old Fond Du Lac Rd, Kewaskum WI 53040, US|
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