About the Inn
Dan and Bonnie Prohaska both grew up in Muscoda, Wisconsin. Later, while raising a family, working, and living in the Madison area, they never forgot the old Scherer family farm. In 1996 they purchased the farmstead spending weekends and vacations restoring its home and grounds. Dan and Bonnie retired from their respective jobs on the same day in 2006 and resettled in the country. (Click on any photo for slide show)
The Scherers valued their rich German heritage. Their Wisconsin Home was reminiscent of their previous house in Niederlinxweiler, Germany. Unlike that German town, their new setting featured wide-open hills and valleys, inspiring the family's artwork, particularly Emma's.
Emma painted landscapes in oils. Christopher photographed local people, scenes, and objects. He weaved baskets and constructed floor harps. Minnie and Lizzie painted on china, oversaw the flower gardens, and arranged flowers in the house. The Scherer parents and their six children gathered to play music, including hymns, with a variety of instruments.
The Scherers were members of the Pulaski German Presbyterian Church, built in 1874 just a couple miles down their county road. Emma was known in the area for her paintings in this and other churches. Local families commissioned Emma’s work for their homes.
While working on the Scherer place, we collected the family's own artifacts and those of their contemporaries to provide continuity from the original home to today's bed and breakfast.
We wish to share this special home and to attract visitors to its unique locale. The area's rich natural beauty and history reach into the many centuries before the arrival of the Scherers and the Prohaskas. We invite you to spend time with us at Sheer Memories Bed and Breakfast.
Dan & Bonnie Prohaska, Innkeepers