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Germantown in Washington County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Jacob Schunk Farmhouse

Germantown, Wisconsin

 
 
Jacob Schunk Farmhouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul F, October 2, 2010
1. Jacob Schunk Farmhouse Marker
Inscription. This limestone, Greek Revival dwelling was built by Jacob and Mary Ann Schunk in 1858. The clapboard and stone section was added in 1870. Of special interest are two sets of quarter-circle windows at the attic level. The history of the Schunk farmhouse reflects the extension of their nuclear family. Jacob and Mary Ann signed over the farm in 1874 to their son and his wife. A condition of obligation was then created that stated Jacob and Mary Ann were to have part of the house for their quarters and they were to be provided for until their deaths.
 
Erected 1998 by Washington County Landmarks Commission. (Marker Number 97-001.)
 
Location. 43° 12.392′ N, 88° 6.032′ W. Marker is in Germantown, Wisconsin, in Washington County. Marker is on Donges Bay Road mile east of Pilgrim Road, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: N104 W15446 Donges Bay Road, Germantown WI 53022, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. St. John Evangelical Church (approx. mile away); Barn (approx. 1.1 miles away); Miller-Davidson House (approx. 1.1 miles
Jacob Schunk Farmhouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul F, October 2, 2010
2. Jacob Schunk Farmhouse Marker
Marker from road looking through trees toward house.
away); Milwaukee Road Depot (approx. 1.1 miles away); Umhoefer House (approx. 1.1 miles away); School House (approx. 1.1 miles away); Koch House (approx. 1.1 miles away); Brogan Cabin (approx. 1.1 miles away).
 
Regarding Jacob Schunk Farmhouse. Home is a private residence.
 
Categories. AgricultureSettlements & Settlers
 
Jacob Schunk Farmhouse image. Click for full size.
By Paul F, October 2, 2010
3. Jacob Schunk Farmhouse
Viewed through the trees.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 535 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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