"In the summer of 1847, Nicholas and Susana Hilbrich came to America from Germany and settled in an area of Lake County, Indiana, which is now known as Schererville. Upon arrival, Nicholas Hilbrich built a log home from 8” x 12” hand-hewn oak logs. Through the years, the home was added on to and remodeled, but the original log home remained in the center of the house. One would not know driving by the house in subsequent years that a “log cabin” was hidden inside. Ownership of the home and property remained in the Hilbrich family for generations until it was sold in 2007."
500 East Joliet Street, Schererville, IN 46375