Backstory and Context
Rau’s daughter, Elizabeth, married Ossian Strong in 1885 and the place eventually became theirs. She died at age 33 and left Strong with three young daughters. Strong lived in the home with his daughters, mother-in-law and parents. He died at age 72 in 1922. The home stayed in the family until 1986.
National Park Service website, accessed May 4, 2017. https://npgallery.nps.gov/NRHP/AssetDetail/42f2ba1c-0d4b-44ee-b717-f88ecd786dc1/?branding=NRHP