From "A Standard History of Portage County" (Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago, 1919):
"Henry Eichhorst is a member of the Eichhorst Brothers, a firm of progressive and enterprising farmers adjoining Stevens Point who for a number of years have operated a large dairy that is one of the important souces of milk supply in the county seat.Their farm adjoins the city limits and they run a herd of from thirty-five to forty cows annually.
The Eichhorst family came to Portage County about fifteen years ago.Mr. Henry Eichhorst was born in Illinois December 28, 1874, son of William and Sophia (Hultz) Eichhorst.His parents were both natives of Germany, the father born in 1840 and his mother in 1850.They married in the old country in 1871 and their wedding tour brought them to the United States.They made their home in Elgin, Illinois, for nearly thirty years but in 1902 came to Stevens Point and bought a large and well-improved farm of 300 acres situated in Hull Township, adjoining the city of Stevens Point.Their home was in the city itself, surrounded by two and one-half acres of land.The father lived here only a short time, being accidentally killed in 1903.The widowed mother is still living with her children.The sons are Henry, William, Charles and Albert, while the daughters were Ricke, Mary (now deceased), Sophia Annie and Ida.
Henry Eichhorst was reared and educated in Elgin, Illinois, and was early trained to the vocation of farming.Since coming to Stevens Point in 1902 he and his brothers Albert and William have ioperated the old farm, though seventy six acres have been sold.Mr. Henry Eichhorst is a Republican and a member of the Lutheran Church.
[On] August 1, 1905, he married Miss Gertrude Winger, who was born in Germany February 20, 1888.Her parents died in Germany when she was a child and in 1904 she came with her father's sister, Mrs. Anton Alker, to Chicago.Her aunt died in that city in 1910, at the age of forty-two.Mrs. Eichhorst was educated in German schools.They have one son, Henry, born February 10, 1909.
Mr. Eichhorst's brother William married Julia Nugent on November 30, 1916.She is a daughter of Richard Nugent, one of the pioneer settlers of Portage County."
The 1915 plat book of Portage County shows the location of the Eichhorst farm - or the portion remaining at that time - in Section 28.This area is now within the city of Stevens Point, along both sides of modern-day Stanley Street (WI Hwy. 66) and east of Michigan Avenue.Roughly speaking, it's the area between the University of Wisconsin - Steven Point along Hwy. 66 towards the Municipal Airport and I-39.A hundred years ago, this was farm land, but it's now in the middle of the northeast section of the city.