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

Backhaus Estate

Kewaskum, Wisconsin

 
 
Backhaus Estate Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Paul Fehrenbach, October 10, 2011
1. Backhaus Estate Marker
Inscription.  The 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 They lived in an unfinished log cabin that has long since been replaced by this Victorian, 3-story cream city brick residence constructed in 1895 by Gottleib and Anistina's son, Otto.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.
 
Erected 2001 by Washington County Landmarks Commission, Washington County, Wisconsin. (Marker Number 00-001.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1850.
 
Location. 43° 31.881′ N, 88° 14.102′ W. Marker is in Kewaskum, Wisconsin, in Washington County. Marker is on Old Fond du Lac Road, 0.1 miles south of U.S. 45, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9376 Old Fond du Lac Rd, Kewaskum WI 53040, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Homestead of William Hausmann, M.D. (approx. half a mile away); Homestead of N. Edward Hausmann, M.D. (approx. half a mile away); Saint John Evangelical Lutheran Church (approx. 3˝ miles away); St. Matthias Mission (approx. 4˝ miles away); Haskell Noyes Memorial Woods (approx. 6.6 miles away); Lizard Mound Park (approx. 6.6 miles away); Boltonville Church (approx. 6.7 miles away); Barton (approx. 6.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kewaskum.
 
Backhaus Estate image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Paul Fehrenbach, October 10, 2011
2. Backhaus Estate
Backhaus home with marker to left.
Backhaus Home image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Paul Fehrenbach, October 10, 2011
3. Backhaus Home
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 24, 2024. It was originally submitted on October 13, 2011, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 701 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 13, 2011, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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Apr. 24, 2024