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Ross, James, 1830-1884 / Wisconsin and her resources for remunerating capital and supporting labor
(1871)

Houses and building material,   p. 19 PDF (232.7 KB)


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farms. John Klickman of the same town, has a large farm and
handsome house in the place of the log house first built. The
Semple brothers haxe exchanged the primitive log house for the
more comfortable, large and handsome farm-house, and have
superior farms on the banks of the Wolf river, and raise large
quantities of grain and hay and count their weelth by tens of
thousands. G. Hikman, a Hollander, was the first settler in the
southwestern portion of the county, who with his sons, William
and Jack, are the owners of nearly a section of land, and have
seventy-ive acres cleared and under cultivation. C. R. Kliber-
sadel, in the same town with the Hikmans, owns a section of
land and has about forty acres cleared. August Koeppen has
two large farms and is chairman of his town. William Wolf
has & large farm and is town clerk. Frederick Mallow has a
beautiful farm and with his son-in-law, A. Morika, A. Shopker,
and F. Fruze, constitute a quartette that would do much to de-
velope any town. Julius Schilling, once a poor German emi-
grant, now owns a handsome farm and is chairman of Pell.
Joseph Maurer has cleared up a beautiful farm and erected good
farm buildings, and owns a large quantity of land, and is a man
remarkable for his integrity and honesty of purpose-has filled
the responsible position of county judge. John Holm, a Nor-
wegian, has a handsome and productive farm in Waukeehon
where quite a number of the same nationality have settled.
               HOUSES AND BUTILDIG MATERIAL.
  After a few years residence in this county, the immigrant be-
comes comparatively wealthy and builds a more costly house,
the old log house gives way to a more pretentious building, and
in the cheapness of lumber, the abundance of stone andgravel,
while the beds of clay furnish the best material for brick, which
can be manufactured at comparatively small cost in every neigh-
borhood, and the many ledges,.d limestone show that the build-
ing material is abundant, easily amoessible and cheap, and by the
ad4i*ou of labor can be e.*y maufactured into comfortablp,
complete and -beautiful houses.


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