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Wilbert, Carl F. / History of the town of Mequon
([ca. 1990?])

Dairy farming in Mequon


Dairy Farming In Mequon
Theodore Lurtz at one time owned a farm in Sec. 3, R21E,
west of the Milwaukee northern R. R. And the north side
of Bonniwell Road on which he had a fine herd of Brown
Swiss cattle. Andrew Armbuster owned the farm immediately
west of the Kurtz farm. He specialized in the raising
and breeding of heavy Percheron horses.   The Henry Riemer
farm on the east side of the Wauwatosa Road, about 1/4
mile north of the Freistadt Road, had a fine herd of
Guernseys of about 50 to 60 head. Son Erwin eventually
took over the farm and purchased a farm on the Bonniwell
Road.
The Frank Weyenberg farm was owned by Frank Weyenberg
President of the Weyenberg Shoe Company. It comprised
of about 572.6 acres, all in Section 25-30 and 36, in
Range 22 E. On this farm he had a herd of Guernseys of
a very good breeding. Upon his retirement, he sold the
entire herd at auction. He also disposed of nearly all
of his land with the exception of the original farm that
he bought in the southeast quarter of Sec. 36, R22 E on
which he still resides. The North Shore Country Club
purchased a portion and Harry C. Formann, a builder and
investor, purchased the balance.
George O'N~eill of the O'Neill Oil Company of Miilwaukee
owned a Guernsey herd and a farm which is now known as
Country Club Estates and extends from the Milwaukee River
south to the Mequon Road and east to the River Road, all
in Sec. 23, R2lE.


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