Pioneer Norwegian Log Home

Pioneer Norwegian Log Home (HMTBB)

Location: Chippewa Falls, WI 54729 Chippewa County
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N 44° 57.181', W 91° 24.19'

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This log house, constructed of hand-hewn White Pine logs, was built by Norwegian immigrant Ole Pederson Bjerke about 1881. Ole and his wife Mari had three sons: Gus, John, and Charles.

Around 1880, Ole had applied for a Homestead in the Chippewa County township of Colburn, nine miles east of Cornell. The log home was built at that site and lived in by Ole and Mari until their deaths in 1905 and 1908. Their descendants occupied it until 1953.

In February of 1979 the Clement Bayerl family, a great-grandson of Ole Bjerke, donated the log home to the Chippewa County Historical Society. It was moved to this site by the Mitchell House Moving Company and restored to pioneer standards by Mike Young. The CC Historical Society furnished the log home and in 1987 donated it to the City of Chippewa Falls for Irvine Park.

Chippewa County Historical Society
Marker Sign #24
Marker Number24
Placed ByThe Chippewa County Historical Society
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Date Added Friday, October 17th, 2014 at 5:46am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15T E 625957 N 4978971
Decimal Degrees44.95301667, -91.40316667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 57.181', W 91° 24.19'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 57' 10.86" N, 91° 24' 11.40" W
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Area Code(s)715
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 117-123 Erma-Tinger Dr, Chippewa Falls WI 54729, US
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