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
[Wildwood farm], p. 13 PDF (415.7 KB)
Wildwood Farm was owned and operated in the late 1800's by the Anderson family. From about 1900 until 1945, this farm was home to Purlee and Marie Baker. Mr. Baker built the fine barn, silos and milkhouse that is in use today. He also built another house on this property. Margaret and Jimmy, their children, grew up here and helped their dad and mom on this farm. Marie's maiden name was Rees, she was born in Denmark and was a wonderful cook, The Danes are noted for their kringle. Mrs. Baker made coffee kuchen that was out of this world. It was the treat Jimmy and I often enjoyed as an afternoon snack when we were 10 to 12 years old. Doug and Ethel McKeen started their farm life forty years ago and their four sons and four daughters and grandchildren enjoy this picturesque farm. Today, the farm is a dairy farm with over three hundred acres of corn, hay, and grains managed by Sean and Karen McKeen. Charles and Lynn Mills own Wildwood and in 1990 built their home overlooking the pastoral homestead. Wendell E. Earle 13
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