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Gehlís Guernsey Farms, Inc.

Germantown, Wisconsin

 
 
Gehlís Guernsey Farms, Inc. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, September 26, 2018
1. Gehlís Guernsey Farms, Inc. Marker
Inscription.  Established in 1896 under the ownership of John P. Gehl, Gehlís Guernsey Farms became a significant center of commerce along the Fond du Lac Indian Trail in South Germantown. The original plant, located at the corner of Western Avenue and Main Street, was a typical small town cheese factory. In 1924 the business was moved east two blocks to its present site where an old limestone quarry and railroad siding was located. This new milk condensary was built to manufacture evaporated milk, butter and powdered milk.

Today, the fourth generation continues to operate the company as a family business concentrating on specialty milk-based food products, serving both retail and food service markets.
 
Erected 1998 by Washington County Landmarks Commission. (Marker Number 97-002.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
 
Location. 43° 13.701′ N, 88° 6.467′ W. Marker is in Germantown, Wisconsin, in Washington County. Marker is on Main Street ľ mile west of Fond du Lac Avenue
Gehlís Guernsey Farms, Inc. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, September 26, 2018
2. Gehlís Guernsey Farms, Inc. Marker
(State Highway 145), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: N116W15980 Main Street, Germantown WI 53022, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Jacob Schunk Farmhouse (approx. 1.6 miles away); St. John Evangelical Church (approx. 1.9 miles away); The Livery (approx. 2.2 miles away); Dheinsville Settlement (approx. 2.3 miles away); Christ Church (approx. 2.3 miles away); Miller-Davidson House (approx. 2Ĺ miles away); Barn (approx. 2Ĺ miles away); Milwaukee Road Depot (approx. 2.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Germantown.
 
Regarding Gehlís Guernsey Farms, Inc.. Company history from their website: https://www.gehls.com/About-Us/History.htm
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 28, 2018. It was originally submitted on September 26, 2018, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 91 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 26, 2018, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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