|Partial Plat Map of 1887 Somers Township|
A few historical building photographs are shown below and are considered some of the oldest evidence of our historic settlement. Although the landscape and structures have changed, you can take a ride and see for yourself where our history began. I hope you enjoy finding the names on the map!
"Among the early settlers of Somers (1835) were Benjamin Felch, Hugh Longwell, Griffin and William Allen, Charles Leet, and William Smith. Jacob Montgomery and his two sons built a log cabin near the present site of E.G. Ozanne's residence, the first in the town and in the county. In the southeast part of the town Cephus Weed began his farming and on Pike River, Thomas Parsons built a sawmill (near Berryville). This early immigration followed the Indian Trail which later became the Green Bay Road. The plank road running from Racine and connecting with the plank road west out of Kenosha followed part of the old Green Bay Trail and ran near Petrifying Springs in Somers. A toll gate was placed near the present home of George Leet.