Life on the Farm

June 20th, 2012

Plan a visit to Old World Wisconsin, this summer, to experience Life on the Farm–in 19th Century style!  Costumed interpreters will introduce visitors to the Kruegers who emigrated from Pomerania to Dodge County, Wisconsin in 1851. In addition to meeting the family, visitors will be able to lend a hand to some of the daily farm chores.

The Kruegers carefully documented their farm experience in photos, assorted papers, and stories.  Today, that collection of materials is maintained by the Wisconsin Historical Society Archives.  The family’s story has also been chronicled in the book Six Generations Here: A Farm Family Remembers by Marjorie L. McLellan, Wright State University.  Find the book in campus libraries.