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Historic places and people in the land of milk and honey: Wisconsin's treasure: a tribute to our past, a celebration of the present and our commitment to continue the good life
(1998)

[Sunnyside farm],   p. 16 PDF (374.5 KB)


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Benjamin and Joanna Hoyt, brother and
sister, came from Vermont in 1835 so that
they would be here to claim farmland that
would be available in 1836. They first
claimed land in the community of Honey
Creek, township of Rochester and together
with his sons Gilman and Avery owned land
about one half mile west of Honey Creek in
Walworth County. Avery eventually
became owner of four hundred and four-
teen acres from Bell School Road on the
east and Colbo Road to the west. This farm
was known as Sunnyside Farm and a real
showcase farm in Walworth County. The
farm of four hundred fourteen acres was
divided up with Nathan Schmitters, Orlie
Miller and Charles Palmer getting land from
the farm. The original buildings and what
was left, some one hundred twenty acres,
was purchased by Barnis Rose. George
Aspinall and later on his son, Allen, ran the
farm for many years having a very fine herd
of Registered Holsteins under the name of
the original Sunnyside Farm. The house and
some acreage is now owned and very well
kept by Carlice and Henry Czarnecki.
                        Wendell E. Earle


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