Merestead Farms

Review the following to learn about the history of Merestead Farms:

  • 1818: Property purchased by Samuel Stover, the property's first farmer and builder of the original barn
  • 1849: Property purchased by Abraham Foust who continued to farm the land and built the homestead that exists today; he also leased a portion of the land to a local mining company
  • 1914: John Beese (grandfather of John F. Beese) purchased property and named it Merestead Farms
  • June 2, 2014: Land Patent Issued by President James Madison