Almaguin Highlands Digital Collection
The Wurm Farm, Magnetawan


Description
Creators:
Unknown, Photographer
Gayle Robertson
, Author
Media Type:
Image
Text
Item Type:
Photographs
Description:
A two page document which includes three photographs and a brief description of the history of the Wurm Farm. The first photograph, black and white, shows the Wurm's homestead including the farmhouse, the barn and some of the fields. The picture was taken from the top of a hill looking down.

The other two pictures, are in colour and how the farm house in 2005. One shows the front the other the back. The farmhouse is now surrounded by trees. The house has been painted white with red trim. The building does not look like it has been lived in for a while.
Inscriptions:
The Wurm Farm
Lot 26, 27 Con.3 Chapman Township
Waterfront land on Con. 4

Julius Wurm came here from Kitchener, Ontario with his mother and stepfather, Mr.& Mrs. Wm. Hoerner, in 1877. When he turned 18 the next November, he obtained a grant for Lot 26, and the next year acquired Lot 27. This lot had already been granted to the Lutheran Church but they didn't build there. Instead they built on property donated by Wm. Hoerner back on Hungry (Horner) Lake Road because it was handier to their community. They had already established a cemetery on Lot 27, and so it remains, the last known burial was in 1966.
Julius married Charity Morris from Port Carman in August 1887 and they raised a family of eight children on this farm.

Before his death, Julius had acquired land in Con.4 along the shore of Lake Cecebe. When the farm was sold to Mrs. Marszewski, this property was subdivided. She later married Rev. Plueffer and the farm went under that name. It now belongs to her daughter, the only bit left in the Wurm family is Pine Point on Wurm Road owned by grand-daughter Marie Lowe. The house is currently rented to Mr. & Mrs. Davis.
Date of Publication:
1877
Date Of Event:
circa 1877 - 2005
Dimensions:
Width: 6.5 in
Height: 2.75 in
Subject(s):
Collection:
Gayle Robertson Collection
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    fltLatitude: 45.66681
    Latitude: 45.66681 Longitude: -79.64966
Donor:
Gayle Robertson
Creative Commons licence:
by-nc-nd [more details]
Copyright Statement:
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
Terms of Use:
For Educational Purposes
Reproduction Notes:
For Educational Purposes
Contact
Magnetawan Public Library
Email
The Wurm Farm, Magnetawan
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The Wurm Farm, Magnetawan


A two page document which includes three photographs and a brief description of the history of the Wurm Farm. The first photograph, black and white, shows the Wurm's homestead including the farmhouse, the barn and some of the fields. The picture was taken from the top of a hill looking down.

The other two pictures, are in colour and how the farm house in 2005. One shows the front the other the back. The farmhouse is now surrounded by trees. The house has been painted white with red trim. The building does not look like it has been lived in for a while.