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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)

[Wildwood farm],   p. 13 PDF (415.7 KB)


Page 13


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
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