Category Archives: farms
In the Spring of the year our thoughts turn to gardening.
Census records of 1920 show that there were quite a few immigrants living in the northeast Seattle neighborhood of Wedgwood that year. Germans who built their own houses and settled in Wedgwood included John Herkenrath, Gustav Morris, and William Voss, … Continue reading
It is hard for us to imagine the leap of faith made by people who immigrated to America a century ago. In the 1800s, without the aids of television or radio, immigrants could not get a very clear idea of … Continue reading
In Seattle in the 1870s it was still possible to obtain land in a homestead claim. Some who came to Seattle were young adventure-seekers, but many who came seeking land were older men who were trying to make a fresh … Continue reading
The Ihrig family were German immigrants who ended their westward migration when they came to Seattle in 1883. In 1852 Adam & Mary Ihrig had first settled in northern Illinois in a large German farming community. Adam & Mary decided … Continue reading
The Wedgwood neighborhood did not come completely into the Seattle city limits until 1954. The area retained some of its semi-rural character into the 1960s, such as the Picardo Farm which operated at 8040 25th Ave NE. The Picardo family’s long … Continue reading