Movie Trailer – To Make a Beginning

Our movie is the quintessential American story of making a dream in the wilderness, leaving one’s stamp on their surroundings and in turn, their surroundings influencing them.  Though set 200 years in the past, the story has relevance ever more so today. This is a movie about dreamers. […]

About the Movie – To Make a Beginning

Drum roll please! Our film about the first family who lived in the Venoge Cottage is nearly complete. It’s been over a year in the making, so we thought it was time to rewind the tape and tell the story of how this production began. Looking back on […]

Will of Louis Gex Oboussier, 1820

Louis Gex Oboussier            Louis Gex Oboussier (1771-1845) was born in the canton of Vaud in Switzerland. He came to this country in 1804 with his wife and family. He purchased 319 acres along Indian Creek, renamed Venoge, by the Swiss after a river […]

Probate Inventories

Jacques David Golay (David Golay) was an early Switzerland County, Indiana  farmer and vintner and as we can see from his inventory below quite well off. He was born in Switzerland in 1761 and married Louise Marie Golay in 1782.  They emigrated in 1802 from Switzerland to Rosendale, […]