Meidenbauer Log House

Photographed December 11, 2014
Erected 2011 by New Berlin Historical Society
New Berlin, Waukesha County, Wisconsin
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After leaving Germany, John Konrad Meidenbauer and his wife Catherine arrived in New Berlin, Wisconsin in July, 1848. They purchased an 80 acre farm located a mile northwest of here on Lawndale Road. The purchase price of $800 icluded 25 acres of cleared land with two log buildings, a cow, 4 pigs, a sheep, 12 chickens, a plow and a grindstone.

In a letter to his brother in Germany in 1833, J. K. Meidenbauer noted the construction of his new house was making slow progress. The new house was constructed of hand hewn logs and built upon a stone celler that would be used to store fruits and vegetables.

J. K. Meidenbauer's nephew, John Michael Meidenbauer purchased the farm in 1882. His 12 children were born in this log house. Arthur, his youngest son, purchased the farm in 1943. Arthur's four children donated the log house to the New Berlin Historical Society in 1986. It was disassembled, then reconstructed on this site in 1987.
The house and marker are located at New Berlin Historical Park on eastbound West National Avenue / County Road ES, just west of its intersection with West Batton Road, New Berlin, Wisconsin 53146.

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The log house is charming!

The house and marker are located at New Berlin Historical Park.

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