This is a winter scene of the John S. Martin Home in Rock Island, Illinois. The Martin farm was located in Bowling township, Rock Island County, Illinois. It was near the town of Milan.
This was where Elmer was born and grew up as a young boy.
The picture below was labeled as the Martin farm where Elmer grew up in Illinois. Elmer was the oldest son of the family and grew up working along side of his father and two younger brothers.