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The History of Jewell's "Plowman" House


Jessie Eilert

Jada Eilert, daughter of Jason and Jessie Eilert, stands in the open staircase of their Jewell home. The 119-year old home was originally built by Edgar and Emma Haskins Young but is known to many as the "Plowman" house. Photo courtesy of Jessie Eilert.

The home at 518 Broadway in Jewell, the "Plowman" house was built in 1901 by Edgar and Emma Haskins Young. The 119-year old home is currently owned by Jason and Jessie Eilert.

The builder and first owner, Edgar Young, came to Jewell County from Livingston, Ill. Clippings from local newspapers indicate he was teaching in county schools by 1887. A younger brother joined him in Jewell County in the late 1890s but the majority of his family remained in the Livingston, Ill. area.

The Haskins family arrived in Jewell County in 1874. Emma's parents, Joel and Susan Mitchell Haskins, homesteade...

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