Sunday, September 26, 2021
Charles and Mary Freitag Tomer with sons Charles and John

Charles and Mary Freitag Tomer with sons Charles and John

Vintage farm photo, Brunner Farm

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.