LATTER DAY IMAGES OF THE FARM

Contents©2017 by Harold Pfohl

Author’s note:
Photography has been a passion of mine since the mid-1950s.  The play of light is magic and capturing that magic has always been a fascinating challenge.
At the farm the further challenge and pleasure has been to gather the essence of the place, a bit of the human touch.  The connection with the past generation fades gradually with time but the photos capture and preserve a moment. 
In photographing, observing, and contemplating, there is no sense of reverence; nothing is an icon.  Rather, the masonry, the tool, the furrow, the stone fence where generations labored, the old horse barn…these things when studied provide an understanding of those who worked and lived here that fleshes out the data on a tombstone, or a genealogical record.
Knowledge of the history and the content of the photo combine to provide a feeling for those who peopled this place. 
That has provided great pleasure and has been most intriguing for many years.
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The intent of this blog was to provide a profusely illustrated overview of the German-American emigration and settlement in the rural upper Midwest through a personal history to which other descendants of that ethnic group could relate.  
Many thanks to all of you who have visited this tale.  As of the publishing of this post the blog has received nearly 20,200 views and 6,200 visitors.  That is most encouraging, and hopefully, the original intent has to some extent been achieved.
Again, thank you.
Harold Pfohl
All photos by author except as noted.

NEARLY A CENTURY AGO – MID 1920s

BRIDGE ROAD 1926 AT LUEDER’S FARM – 3 MILES WEST OF CEDARBURG

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Source – family photo

BRIDGE RD – TODAY

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AERIAL VIEW OF THE FARMSTEAD – 1940s

 

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Source – family photo

MID 1970s – EARLY 1990s

THE LAND

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Viola Lueder Graese with great grandchildren Charlie and Annie Krueger

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THE PASTURE

The farm ceased dairying operations in 1976 when Harold Lueder died.  Edgar was 76 years old and was no longer able to cope with the required labor in Harold’s absence.  The pasture was left to grow and has become a forest over the past 40 years.  The photos below were taken in the early 1990s.

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THE ORCHARD

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THE BARN

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THE FARM YARD

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THE MACHINE SHED

1890s – AS A HORSE BARN

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1927 – HORSE BARN CONVERTED TO A MACHINE SHED

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LATER YEARS – 1980s – 1990s – MACHINE/TRACTOR SHED

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VIGNETTES FROM AROUND THE FARM

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Edgar and Gerald Lueder

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Elda Lueder

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Cordelia Lueder Pfohl

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VIELEN DANK FÜR DEN BESUCH

MANY THANKS FOR YOUR VISITS

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4 thoughts on “LATTER DAY IMAGES OF THE FARM

  1. Harold,
    This is Scott Pfohl (Erwin Pfohl’s grandson)…Its been awhile since we had communication.
    Your website is great!!….. I really like the pictures of the Farm & how it has changed over the years.

    I am curious as to whether or not you have any more information regarding “Fritz” Pfuhl and/or any more regarding St. Peter’s Walmore……Thanks

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    1. Scott – just now saw this. I’ve finished the blog so I’m not visiting it as often as I did. I’ll collect what I can find on Fritz Pfuhl. He was one of four lay leaders in the “Old Lutheran” movement and therefore an important figure albeit farmer in the early immigration. more soon.
      Who was Erwin’s father? I think my Dad’s uncle Tony? and my Dad. John Pfohl, was Erwin’s first cousin.
      BTW – if you aren’t familiar with the Haseley family website check it out. the work done by my cousins Fred and Ron Haseley is enormous and detailed. You’ll find as much geneology on the Pfohl portion of your ancestry as there is available.
      Harold

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