Trinity-Freistadt Historical Site: 13 Klumb-Beuscher Bake Oven

© Photographed July 16, 2016
Erected by Trinity Historical Society
Mequon, Ozaukee County, Wisconsin
43.233936, -88.046221 
43° 14.031′ N, 88° 2.799′ W
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The History of the Bake Oven
This working Bake Oven, constructed between 1840 and 1844, was originally located in Rockfield (about 5 miles northwest of Freistadt) on Rockfield Rd. It was used before the popular wood-fired kitchen stoves were available.
What was a Bake Oven used for?
Used for baking, it was originally constructed inside a stone building which also contained a large cauldron that was used for laundry and during butchering. The entire structure was attached to the house. What a convenience for the farmer's wife! Her weekly baking and laundry could be done at the same time. The cauldron needed at butchering time was close by.

Having the building attached to the house was practical in winter but still kept the heat from the main part of the house in summer.

The Bake Oven was donated by Helen Beuscher in 1996 and moved brick by brick to this location and rebuilt.

Baking demonstrations are held during the 4th of July celebration.
The marker is located at Trinity-Freistadt Historical Site, and is accessible from southbound North Church Place, south of its intersection with West Freistadt Road, at or near 11705 North Church Place, Mequon, Wisconsin 53097.

Unfortunately, the Facebook Page does not post hours that the location is open.

See also, Marker 85: The Oldest Lutheran Church in Wisconsin, a short distance from the Trinity Freistadt Historical Site.

 The marker is affixed to the facade, to the left of the entrance.

Freistadt (literally "Freetown") is today located in the
postal area of Mequon, Wisconsin.

 Klumb-Beuscher Bake Oven is located at
Trinity-Freistadt Historical Site in Mequon, Wisconsin.

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