Jewell's Oldest House
May 7, 2020
"Jewell – We've Got A Story To Tell" and one story is about the house on the southeast corner of Main and Sheridan. It is thought to be the oldest house in the community. Records and newspaper items point to it being built in 1884 by J. S. and Susan Wise Fisher. The Fisher's were from Rock Grove, Ill., and moved to Jewell around 1883.
The Fisher's first visit to Jewell was recorded in the Sept. 8, 1882 Jewell County Republican. He and his wife, in the company of a sister, brother and sister-in law, came to visit "their numerous friends and acquaintances." The group stayed about ten d...