Darien farm houses third generation of Meyers
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The Timothy and LaDawne Meyer farm is located on U.S. Highway 14 just east of the village of Darien. If you drive past the farmstead you will see one of the many barn quilts scattered around Walworth County. Their barn quilt is called “No Place Like Home.”
The 1857 plat book indicates that this farm was first purchased by C.P. Soper. Charles P. Soper came to Darien Township from central New York by 1843, according to Beckwith’s History of Walworth County. He had two wives. His first wife, Harriet C., died in 1846.
Soper died in 1879, but he was survived by his second wife, Wealthy I. Gallup, who died in 1910. In 1891, the farm was listed as the Soper Estate in the plat books. In 1900, the farm owner was listed as Jas. Soper Est. In 1907 it was shown to be C.P. and F.C. Soper. The 1930 plat book listed the owner as Duncan McFarlane. The next owner shown was Jennie A. Horlon in 1936.
Albert Meyer bought the farm in 1944. The Meyers brought their cows up to the farm from Arlington Heights, Ill.
The Albert Meyer family lived here and milked cows until 1957.
Ron and Wilma Meyer then lived here and milked cows on this farm from 1957 until 1985.
Tim and Dawn have lived here since 1985.
This is the third generation of the Meyer family on this land. The barn was built around the turn of the last century and was used to house dairy cattle until 2008.