It is beyond incredible for us to be living in a house that was built in 1830. Wisconsin wasn’t a state yet, Andrew Jackson was president and Manifest Destiny was in full force. My Uncle didn’t believe us, he told my Aunt “come on, there was no running water then!” But yes, it’s true, the main part of the house was built in 1830 according to all of the information we have and eventually pieces and parts were added on, including running water. The picture above is of our property in an 1873 plat book . Below are more (somewhat small) photos of our home throughout the years.
When the home was turned over to us, the former owners graciously left two albums with photos of the home throughout the years, as well as two gorgeous shadow boxes documenting the same. We will be sharing many of those images with all of you in later days. If you are interested in learning more about the history of our farm, you can read more here: Edwards-Yurs Farm History
All photos courtesy of Laura Yurs