17410 Heim Road Chelsea, MI, 48118
Back Forty Acres is at the Doll family’s Centennial Farm, located in Sylvan Township, southwest of Chelsea, Michigan. The homestead was built in 1850 and purchased by Simeon Weber in 1864. It is surrounded by 180 acres of cropland, hardwood forest, ponds and streams. Two huge barns, built of hand-hewn logs, fieldstone and milled timber, are still in use today.
Otto Weber, 80, of Manchester and a nephew and his wife, the Donald Dolls, own one of Washtenaw's centennial farms at 17410 Heim Road, Chelsea. Weber also has a home in Manchester where he spends some time. Otto's grandfather, Simeon Weber, bought the farm and it has been in the family ever since. They estimate the double brick house to be about 115 years old. The huge Scotch Pine in the yard is about 106 years old.