Thursday, November 26, 2015
Novella Morrison Cunningham with her daughter and nephews

Novella Morrison Cunningham with her daughter and nephews

Vintage farm photo, Brunner Farm

Dale Duerr submitted this photo of life on the farm, taken about 1918, in Guernsey County, near Antrim, Ohio.
In the photo Novella Morrison Cunningham, standing on the stump, is holding her nephew, Richard Morrison. Two other nephews, Ernest and Clancy Morrison, are standing on the horse, Doc. The little girl wearing the hat is Novella’s daughter, Ethel Cunningham, who later moved to Bolivar. Ohio, and married Robert Duerr. She spent the rest of her life on a dairy farm. Ethel Duerr, an avid Farm and Dairy reader, lived to age 100, and passed in April 2013. Dale Duerr is her son.

(Submitted by Art Smallsreed)This photo, taken in July 1942, shows the first combine on the Smallsreed farm, in Braceville Township, after years of using a custom threshing machine and help from neighbors. Glenn Smallsreed is on the tractor, Glenn’s children Miriam and Arthur (on seat) are on the bagging platform.
In 1963, Glenn and Arthur incorporated the farm business as Glen-Art Farms, Inc.
(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.