Klumb-Beuscher Bake Oven
The History of the Bake Oven
This working Bake Oven, constructed between 1840 and 1844, was originally located in Rockfield (about 5 miles northwest of Freistadt) on Rockfield Rd. It was used before the popular wood-fired kitchen stoves were available.What was a Bake Oven used for?
Used for baking, it was originally constructed inside a stone building which also contained a large cauldron that was used for laundry and during butchering. The entire structure was attached to the house. What a convenience for the farmer's wife! Her weekly baking and laundry could be done at the same time. The cauldron needed at butchering time was close by.
Having the building attached to the house was practical in winter but still kept the heat from the main part of the house in summer.
The Bake Oven was donated by Helen Beuscher in 1996 and moved brick by brick to this location and rebuilt.Baking demonstrations are held during the 4th of July celebration.
Erected by Trinity Historical Society. (Marker Number 13.)
Topics. This historical marker Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1840.
Location. 43° 14.025′ N, 88° 2.789′ W. Marker is in Mequon, Wisconsin, in Ozaukee County. Marker can be reached from Church Place, 0.1 miles south of Freistadt Road, on the right when traveling south. Marker is located in the Trinity Freistadt Historical Site. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mequon WI 53097, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mueller Machine Shed (a few steps from this marker); Trinity Horse Shed Reconstruction (within shouting distance of this marker); Teacherage Summer Kitchen (within shouting distance of this marker); Gierach Smokehouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Trinity School Woodshed (within shouting distance of this marker); Baeseman Log Cabin (within shouting distance of this marker); Vogt Woodshed/Radue Gas Engine (within shouting distance of this marker); Radue Chicken Coop (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mequon.
Credits. This page was last revised on May 10, 2022. It was originally submitted on July 8, 2016, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 191 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 8, 2016, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.