Marion County’s Petersheim Log Cabins is expanding its reach

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One local man’s labor of love can be found around the United States. Petersheim Log Cabins are made by hand and built to be transported on semi trucks. The roof and porch fold up. These cabins can be seen from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan to the mountains of Tennessee.

“I train horses and I build cabins,” said Henry Petersheim, an Amish man living on the edge of Marion County near LaRue.

He moved to Marion County 15 years ago from Mt. Victory when he met and married his wife, Lydia, who grew up here. They have six children. The oldest, Miriam, and their youngest son are at home while their scholars rode horses to school. There are nine Amish church districts and about 160 families in this area.