Weller House
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member brwhiz
N 35° 23.535 W 119° 01.251
11S E 316465 N 3918418
Quick Description: This is one of many historical interpretive signs on the grounds of the Pioneer Village at the Kern County Museum in Bakersfield.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 11/6/2013 5:08:21 PM
Waymark Code: WMJE43
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member MrsMcFly
Views: 1

Long Description:
Weller House

In the decades after the end of the Civil War, an unstable economy created economic and social turmoil in the United States. People looking for opportunity migrated to the West.

In 1898, William and Irena Weller migrated from Michigan to Kern County with their children, Amos and Alma, settling in the rural farming community of Rosedale. William and Irena lived in this board and batten style house originally located on their farm west of Bakersfield.

In 1899, Amos Weller purchased a store dealing in general merchandise from W. R. Sheppard for $1.00. By 1910, William worked as a clerk in his son’s store while Irena tended to their home.

Raymond F. Stockton and Marjorie M. Stockton, William and Irena Weller’s granddaughter, donated this house to the Kern County Museum in 1957.

Group that erected the marker: Kern County Museum

Address of where the marker is located. Approximate if necessary:
Kern County Museum ~ Pioneer Village
3801 Chester Avenue
Bakersfield, California

URL of a web site with more information about the history mentioned on the sign: Not listed

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