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

Home of Reuben John Schmahl

Village of Jackson, Wisconsin

Home of Reuben John Schmahl Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Paul Fehrenbach, April 6, 2014
1. Home of Reuben John Schmahl Marker
Inscription.  This home was built on the original homestead of 40-acres in Section 20, Town of Jackson, Washington County, Wisconsin. The land was purchased from the United States government on April 11, 1846, by Jacob Moersfelder, who later deeded the parcel to his son Peter and wife Juliana on September 1, 1860. Following Peter’s death (1861), Juliana married John Schmahl, Sr. in 1864, who subsequently took ownership of the Moersfelder land in 1865 including the original log home.

In 1886, John Sr. and Juliana built this two-story cream city solid brick four-bedroom home, with its field stone basement and cistern to replace the log house. Since that time, the families of John Schmahl, Sr., John Schmahl, Jr., and Reuben John Schmahl have all called it home for a period of over 122 years. Needed improvements and interior remodeling were made to the home including new entrances with enclosed porches.

Reuben John Schmahl was born April 2, 1914. Although farming on this homestead was his livelihood, Reuben dedicated his life to public service. His lifelong achievements and leadership roles extended to the community, county, and State
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of Wisconsin. Beginning at the local level and continuing over the years, he served 20 years on the Jackson School Board, 44 years on the Town of Jackson Town Board, including 38 years as Town Chairman. At the county level, Reuben was a Washington County Board Supervisor for 45 years, including 22 years as County Board Chairman and Administrative Coordinator.
Erected 2008 by Landmarks Commission, Washington County, Wisconsin. (Marker Number 07-003.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical month for this entry is April 2001.
Location. 43° 19.415′ N, 88° 9.216′ W. Marker is in Jackson, Wisconsin, in Washington County. Marker is on Main Street (State Highway 60), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: N168 W19721 Main St, Jackson WI 53037, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mill Road Church (approx. 1.9 miles away); Maxon-Wright House (approx. 3.6 miles away); The Livery (approx. 4.8 miles away); Christ Church (approx. 5.1 miles away); Dheinsville Settlement (approx. 5.1 miles away); Schubert Cheese Factory (approx. 5.6 miles away); Deckers Corners (approx. 5.8 miles away); Winter Farm (approx. 5.8 miles away).
Home of Reuben John Schmahl image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Paul Fehrenbach, April 6, 2014
2. Home of Reuben John Schmahl
The marker is just to the right of the door in the middle of the photo.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 8, 2014, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 473 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on April 8, 2014, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin.   2. submitted on April 9, 2014, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. • William J. Toman was the editor who published this page.

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