It’s a dream-come-true for Len Dickinson and Jule Goeller. They are carrying on their family heritage and history in the ancestral home of Jule’s family, which dates back over 100 years to 1908.
Jule is a Pilger native and a 1971 graduate of Wisner-Pilger High School. Len and Jule lived in Lincoln where they both received their degrees from UNL and pursued their careers. In 2002, they were urged by Jule’s mother, Mardelle Goeller of Pilger, to move from Lincoln to the picturesque wooded acreage west of Wisner. She reminded them her mother had been born in the house and she hated to see it abandoned. The house had sat empty since 1999. Len made some repairs to the home and put in indoor plumbing. The house was small and they planned to put on an addition to the west some day. It was Len’s dream to have it be a timber frame addition and he even made a scale model he had on display in their home for the past 15 years.
The couple started Sand Creek Post & Beam out of this house in 2004. The company designs and manufactures old fashioned post and beam barns and barn homes, and ships them as kits.
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