Spring Valley Cheese Factory
Operated: <1888 - >1954
Cheesemakers: Joseph Wels (1928); Rudolph and Rosa (Mauer (Maurer)) Schwarz
Patrons: On farm originally owned by Sigmund and Catherine Fischer. John McKinley, mgr.
Notes: Biennial report of the Dairy and Food Commissioner of WI: Perry PO 1888, 1896, 1903; Mt. Horeb 1901, 1913; Blue Mounds 1906; Mt. Horeb RD 1 1916; RD 4 1922, 1930.
Information given to us from Rudolph Schwarz's grandson, Russ Schwarz:
"Rudolph Schwarz, immigrated from Switzerland in 1902, and became cheese maker at Perry Cheese Factory. His fiancée Rose (Maurer) Schwarz, followed him from Utizgen, Switzerland a year or two later. We were told that a fire destroyed the factory when my father was a baby (born 1909) and his cries awakened and saved the family.
In the 20’s, grandpa Rudy and Rose bought a farm from the Fargo Family in section 30 of Springdale township. They farmed for 20 years until Dad (Walter Schwarz) left the Evans Creamery in 1940. "
Wisconsin Historical Society, Wisconsin Architecture and History Inventory- Architectural Style: Side Gabled. Converted into a residence since 1977.
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