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[The Bieneman farm],   p. 8 PDF (326.3 KB)

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The Bieneman (German meaning bee-
keeper) Farm on Bieneman Road was pur-
chased from the Jakely family by George
H. Bieneman in 1913. He and his wife Emilie
(Meugler) Bieneman raised nine children.
Anna Bieneman Cramer is still alive and
well today. George H. Bieneman was
Burlington's pioneer milk distributor in 1917,
starting with horse and wagon and chang-
ing to a truck in 1919. His two sons, George
and Edward took over the business In 1927
and proudly boast they never missed a
day's milk delivery even though spring flood
waters flooded the road and there were
times when they were snowed in, The milk
route was sold to Philip Warren in 1944.
In 1945, the farm was purchased by a
daughter Lorretta (Bieneman) Zelenski. The
Zelenski's farmed it until it was condemned
under Eminent Domain for the Burlington
airport, This left fifty acres along the White
River with the buildings.
It was then purchased by the Experimental
Aircraft Association headed by Paul
Poberezny, World War II transport pilot and
engineering officer, for the Wisconsin
National Guard. They moved to Oshkosh
and sold the farm to Mr. Robert Cerwin and
he in turn sold to Matt Lamb, the present
owner. It is rumored this site was a landing
point for the Indians and traders, being
where the White River and Honey Creek
meet. In 1841, it was known as "The
Robert Zelenski

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