Sunday, November 29, 2015
First Combine on the Smallsreed Farm

First Combine on the Smallsreed Farm

Vintage farm photo, Brunner Farm

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 Art Smallsreed)Art Smallsreed submitted this photo of Eileen Schilliger with her father, Marion, on their farm in Ashley, Ohio, in the summer of 1943. Eileen is now Arthur’s wife, and their son, Steven, (fifth generation) currently operates the Smallsreed farm with help from his family.
(Submitted by Dale Duerr)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.ˆ