Thursday, May 30, 2013

Living Hasseman House History

We were blessed this year to have a stop in from Mark Hasseman. Mark is from Colorado and is the son of Doyle Hasseman, one of the three children of William and Olgerita "Olgie" Hasseman. The other son's name was Thereon and their sister was Rhea. All three Hasseman children have passed on.

In the above picture Mark Hasseman stands in front of a picture of his grandparents

Mark was thrilled to take a slow reminiscing tour of the house and we could tell it sparked a lot of fond memories. He talked about the great times he had visiting his grandparents when he was young. He was so exited to see how the house has been restored and is serving guests from around the world with a wonderful stay in Amish Country.

The Hasseman House was built in 1900 by the French Serquet (Sirkay) brothers from France and was at that time the largest house in Holmes County. Both the Serquet's and the Hassemans, who bought the house in 1919, were dairy farmers on the 300 acres of lush land.

There is so much history in this house and it was great to meet a living part of it in Mark Hasseman.
If walls could talk..................................................

1 comment:

  1. Love that story! And I love your "about me" profile info on the left :-)