Martin Ballweg Farm, ca. 1901

May 15, 2022
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Martin Ballweg is shown in front of his barn in 1901. Ballweg was born in Germany in 1843 and came to the United States with his parents and two brothers in 1852. They settled in Wisconsin. Ballweg eventually settled in the Mansfield-Cedar Hill area. His barn was a landmark with his name "M. Ballweg" on the tin roof.

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Photo courtesy of the Mansfield Historical Society.

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