Thursday, January 19, 2017
Floyd Baumgardner driving a Farmall H 1944

Floyd Baumgardner driving a Farmall H 1944

Vintage farm photo, Brunner Farm

Nancy Bricker, of Bolivar, Ohio, submitted this photo of her father, Floyd Baumgardner, driving a Farmall H 1944. The photo was taken in 1951. Floyd and Florence operated a dairy farm from 1947-1968.Florence raised acres of sweet corn and other vegetables, which she sold at the farm and the Dover farmers market.
Florence still lives on the farm, and rents the land out for corn and soybean crops.

(Submitted by Nancy Bricker)Nancy Bricker submitted this photo of her grandparents, Charles and Mary Freitag Tomer, with sons Charles and John, in 1918. Charles was born on the family farm in 1867. The farm was on Strasburg-Bolivar Road, which is now Fort Laurens Road, in Bolivar. The family raised sheep, cattle and chickens and sold milk, butter, eggs and vegetables. Three more children were born later — son Bill and daughters Margaret Bair and Florence Baumgardner.
John R. Dutton Sr., of Mineral City, Ohio, shares this photo c. 1914 that shows a full lineup of family members and others. With the side-delivery rake, pulled by horses Don and Roy, is E.C. Dutton; in the carriage is Harriet Edna Ryan Dutton, and children Evangeline, about age 4, and Dwight “Tom”, about age 3; and the other individuals’ identity isn’t certain, but John R. Dutton Sr. writes they may be: E.G. Dutton, Harrison Romig, Jim Romig, Henry Sproul and Geroge Hina.
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