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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)

[The Halverson house],   p. 57 PDF (326.4 KB)


Page 57


I Anna Evenson came to Racine
in the 1840's and bought land from
ernment along the Fox River in the
area. They built a cabin out of
*ak logs on their farm, By 1910,
y. one of their two children, had
Andrew Halverson and was living in
in with their seven children, Annie,
Etta, Elmer, Arthur, John and
e, Mr. Halverson decided the time
ne to build a new home for his fam-
red a German-American carpenter
rom Mukwonago and started work
Iwas to become a very beautiful
Ar. Halverson and three of his sons,
Clarence, John and Elmer, using their own
steam powered saw rig, cut the beams,
joists and rafters out of logs from the farm.
John Halverson and Elmer Halverson left
the home farm to go farming on their own
on nearby farms. Clarence, together with
Roland Drought (Etta's husband), ran the
farm and they had a fine herd of Hosteins,
quite a few brood sows and a large flock of
chickens. So the farm produced milk, eggs
and pork chops for many years. The grand-
son of Mandy Halverson Apple is now the
proud owner of this very well cared for and
beautifully maintained farm and home.
Wendell E. Earle
ROTH HEATING
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