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Mystery Place: 1845 Silas Ingalls farm divvied up among his progeny
Mystery Place: 1845 Silas Ingalls farm divvied up among his progeny
The 1845 farm of Silas Ingalls was in Section 19 of the town of Linn. The 1857 plat map shows a small section was also in Section 18.  
Mystery Place: Tracing farm's ownership complicated due to spellings
Mystery Place: Tracing farm's ownership complicated due to spellings
The McClellan farms are located in Sections 10, 11 and 14 in the town of Darien. The current acreage being farmed, including rented fields, totals 3,000 acres. Tom McClellan is the farm manager along with his partner, Wes Hopkins.
Mystery Place: Town of Walworth home to Featherstones since 1900
Mystery Place: Town of Walworth home to Featherstones since 1900
The Featherstone farm is located in Section 8 in the town of Walworth. You can see this well-kept farmstead easily as you drive southeast on U.S. Highway 14 between Darien and Walworth.
 Mystery Place: Farmer donated land for school, ran county poor farm
Mystery Place: Farmer donated land for school, ran county poor farm
Walworth County's history includes individuals doing their part to provide needed services for its population. T.W. Hill was one of these — donating land for a school and acting as superintendent of the poor farm.
Mystery Place: School named for landowner of deeded property
Mystery Place: School named for landowner of deeded property
Rouse School District No. 2 in the town of Geneva was located just east of the junction of Springfield and Bowers Roads on the northeast corner. The land deed for the school property was given by Patrick Boyle and dated Dec. 4, 1844.  
 Mystery Place: Women held ownership of this farm since 1913
Mystery Place: Women held ownership of this farm since 1913
The Pearson farm is located at W9411 Cemetery Road in Section 30 in the town of Sharon. According to the 1857 plat map, the land now encompassed by their farm was owned by John Allen in one plot and Anton Guile in another. The 1873 plat book indicates...
Mystery Place: Seven Oaks School was in the town of Lyons
Mystery Place: Seven Oaks School was in the town of Lyons
The Raduenz farm is located at 5260 Wisconsin Highway 50 almost at the east end of this county, in Section 36 in the town of Lyons on the north side of the road.  
Mystery Place: One book doesn't always tell the whole story
Mystery Place: One book doesn't always tell the whole story
The J. and E. Simons farm is located off Potter Road near the community of Vienna, at N6292 Paradise Drive in the town of Spring Prairie. You will see a “no outlet” sign at the road, but drive ahead a short distance and you will see the...
Mystery Place: Tracing farm ownership requires some conjecture
Mystery Place: Tracing farm ownership requires some conjecture
The Eugene and Jane Ruenger farm is located at N7537 McCabe Road in the town of Whitewater, Section 36. Their barn quilt is called “Acorn's Promise.” The Ruengers have been at this location since at least 1970.
Mystery Place: Three adjoining farms share borders, not owners
Mystery Place: Three adjoining farms share borders, not owners
The Scurek farm is located at W3510 County Highway A in the town of Troy with land in Sections 26, 27, 33, 34 and 35. The farmstead is located in Section 34. Their barn quilt is titled “Peppermint Twist.”