My gr.gr.grandparents came to the U.S. from Denmark in 1885. They met, married and settled in the midwest. My family joined many other families who cleared and settled homesteads on unappropriated federal land that had been granted to them. The following photo was taken in 1890.
This family built their next house just five years later which indicated their financial success in their new land. I shared the following photo in my recent post Home Restoration :