Kinney, Thomas P. / Irish settlers of Fitchburg, Wisconsin, 1840-1860
Irish arrive in Fitchburg, pp. 28-41 PDF (6.3 MB)
The transition from log cabin to frame house was a welcome event for nineteenth-century pioneers, although the cabin might remain for many years in silent testimony to earlier days. This 1911 photo of the Kinney farm on Irish Lane includes the "upright and wing" frame house with Queen Anne ornamentation that burned in 1920 and was replaced with the present house.
Copyright 1993, 1998 Thomas P. Kinney