Benjamin Baumer was born in Missouri in June 1866. His wife, Elizabeth (Lizzie), was also born in Missouri in December 1866. They were married in 1891 at the age of twenty-six (26),purchased eighty (80) acres along Strecker Road, and built the first portion of this dwelling. Benjamin and his son, Irvin, farmed the property for several decades, with Benjamin and Lizzie retiring by the age of sixty-three (63).
The home has been altered several times over the years due to room additions and other improvements.