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Larpenteur property.

Circa 1900, click to enlarge.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This early market garden farm was settled by an early Rose Town settler named Jacob Ellwanger during the 1860's. Jacob was active in the early Rose community, in 1872 and again in 1877 he served as a town supervisor, he was also on the school district #10 (formerly # 2, or Lake Como district) board as treasurer in 1881.

The House, Barn and Windmill were built in the 1870's.

The 1880 agricultural census shows the following: 40 acres, farm value of $6,000.00, equipment value 150.00, livestock value 175.00, wages paid to include board in 1879 of 75.00, estimated earnings for 1879 1300.00, 3 horses on hand, 3 milk cows, 1 calve dropped, 600 lbs. of butter made, 1 swine, 20 poultry with 100 dozen eggs laid, 5 acres of Indian corn producing 175 bushels, 3 acres of oats producing 159 bushels, 18 acres of wheat producing 362 bushels, 1 acre of potatoes producing 200 bushels, value of produce sold at market garden in 1879 1000.00. He had 8 children living at home at the time ages 4 - 17, 4 sons & 4 daughters.

Property circa 1915-1918, click to enlarge.