Margaret Hertha House
615 Emery Street
Landmark Designation: 1986
Construction Date: 1883
Architectural Style: Edwardian
Margaret Shilling Hertha was born in Germany in 1813. Along with her husband
and first son John, she moved to the United States in 1840. Her family eventually
settled in Illinois, where her husband died in 1874.
In 1868, Margaret's two oldest sons, John and William, moved to Longmont.
John homesteaded a farm in 1868, where the Great Western Sugar Factory now
stands. By 1892, John was recorded as owning 125 acres and a successful feed
mill. In addition, he did custom thrashing for the Boulder County farmers.
William moved to a small mining town in the County, where he worked and lived.
When John's first wife died in 1875, Margaret Hertha and her youngest son,
Henry, moved to Longmont so she could care for John's six children.
The entire Hertha family are considered part of Longmont's original Chicago-Colorado