In 1921 Peter and Eva Wengryn purchased an 80-acre poultry and dairy farm in the New Center section of Hillsborough Township on Beekman Lane. Immigrants from Ukraine, the couple had been in the U.S. for about a decade. A "farm boy" back in his native country, Peter Wengryn spent his first years in America working for the Standard Oil Company but had always wanted to get back to farming.
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A few years after Peter Wengryn's death in 1949, some of his children, while still remaining connected to the family farm business, began to seek opportunities in other businesses. In 1954 some of the brothers were seeking to capitalize on a popular craze by building a bowling alley in Bridgewater on Route 22.
|9 September 1957 Home News|
When their plans were held up by zoning issues, they turned to their native Hillsborough with Myron Wengryn taking the lead. Once again, issues with zoning threatened to sink their plans for a 20-lane bowling alley on Route 206. The problem was that in 1955, land along Route 206 was zoned for residential and agricultural uses - not commercial. A proposed change by a planning expert was deemed to be too radical!
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