11640 West Emerick Road West Milton, Ohio
Mrs. Hissong chose this pattern to represent her husband, Dale and their three daughters, Kathy, Cindy, and Shari. After selecting this pattern she found that a close friend & classmate was the person who used this pattern in a quilt she made in honor of a relative. The quilt square is in honor of “Lydia and Rachel”.
The barn is a pole barn style, built from wood and aluminum siding. In 1980 the wood barns on the property were replaced, and the old windows from the shop were used in the replica of the Quaker Church on Garland Rd. The farm has been in the Hissong family for 81 years, dating back to 1905 when Arthur & Neva Hissong purchased it from Henry Seeker. The farm is believed to be over 122 years old, when it was owned by John Spitler prior to 1885 when he sold it to B.F. Spitler.
Potsdam is located on the far west edge of Miami County (west of West Milton). The property is located at the intersection of Emerick Rd. and Rt. 721. West Milton is located on Rt. 48 and Rt. 571 intersects at north edge of town. Take Rt. 571 west for a short distance and turn left onto Milton Potsdam Rd., continuing until you reach Rt. 721. Turn left (south) and continue until you see Emerick Rd. Turn right and the property is at the intersection on the left hand side. Visitors can pull into the barnyard and even walk in the yard.
Sponsor: Mark Earhart
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