Backhaus Estate

Backhaus Estate (HMWIS)

Location: Kewaskum, WI 53040 Washington County
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Country: United States of America
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N 43° 31.881', W 88° 14.102'

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Kewaskum, Wisconsin

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 They lived in an unfinished log cabin that has long since been replaced by this Victorian, 3-story cream city brick residence constructed in 1895 by Gottleib and Anistina's son, Otto.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.

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Washington County, Wisconsin
Marker Number00-001
Year Placed2001
Placed ByWashington County Landmarks Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 at 9:54am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 400205 N 4820563
Decimal Degrees43.53135000, -88.23503333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 31.881', W 88° 14.102'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 31' 52.86" N, 88° 14' 6.12" W
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Area Code(s)262, 920
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 9376-9498 Old Fond Du Lac Rd, Kewaskum WI 53040, US
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