I love reading the old copies of the British Colonist from 150 years ago.
I both understand and find it crazy that two German men would get into a knife about how to make bread. People from a English, Scottish, Welsh, or Irish background really do not understand how serious Germans take bread. When I lived in London in the early 1990s all us German types met we up would immediately talk about where one might be able to get a decent loaf of bread. My work required me to go to Germany a couple times a month so I could at least bring home a decent loaf each time.
Land was plentiful, so it does not surprise me that the value is what strikes me as a low, however I slice it, the cost of that house brought forward to 2012 is about $100,000