Well, after posting this, I called up my aunt and she told me what she found out about the house. Apparently in the 1940’s there was a German immigrant family that lived there. There was a wife, husband, two daughters, and a dog. Well, the family needed help to run the farm because the husband and the wife couldn’t do it themselves, so they hired a farmhand, who was Native American. The area wasn’t a very friendly place if you weren’t white in those times (it isn’t really ethnically accepting now, I’ve seen first hand). After a few years, the family started to leave their young daughters at home alone when they went into town for groceries or supplies. The farmhand apparently had been sexually molesting both of the young girls for some time now. I think he thought they were going to tell the parent’s and he killed both of the girls with a hammer and hid their bodies in the cellar. There was a two day search for the girls and they found the bodies when the dog came upstairs with one littlest ones blood soaked doll. They later found the hammer and the farmhand’s blood stained clothes in the field. I don’t know what happened to the guy after that.
That is just a summary of what happened. We had a conversation that lasted a few hours about it this afternoon, so I thought I’d pass it on to you guys.