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Eigenbergs find land of opportunity on the prairie

June 27, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Julie Buntjer and Alex Purdy

Daily Globe

HERON LAKE — Cousins who grew up side by side in Section 30, Springfield Township, Cottonwood County — one in the southwest quarter and one in the northwest quarter — are celebrating this year a…continue reading on

Dundee farm settled by Gehls in 1901

June 27, 2014 in Uncategorized

DUNDEE — The Elden Gehl farm of rural Dundee is one of multiple area properties being recognized as a century farm this summer.

In 1901, the Gehl ancestors relocated to the Nobles County area. “They originally came from Germany, and I think th…continue reading on

Aielts family overcomes hardships to reach Century Farm status

June 26, 2014 in Uncategorized

WORTHINGTON — Walter and Vera Aeilts had been married for 23 years when they purchased a quarter section of land northwest of Bigelow in March 1914. The couple — natives of Emden, Germany — emigrated to the U.S. with their daughter, Minnie, and…continue reading on

From Norway to Minnesota:

June 28, 2013 in Worthington Daily Globe

KENNETH Many immigrants to the United States brought not only their culture and language from the old country with them, but also their profession. Continue Reading

Putting down roots: Vosberg family celebrates farm’s 100 years

June 28, 2013 in Worthington Daily Globe

DOVRAY When Gordon and Linda Vosberg’s farm in rural Dovray received Century Farm recognition, the couple decided not to let the milestone go by without a celebration. Continue Reading

Sells family celebrates 104 years on Beaver Creek farm

June 28, 2013 in Worthington Daily Globe

BEAVER CREEK Lining a wall inside the Spencer and Pam Sells home in rural Beaver Creek is a pictorial history of a family farm that has spanned five generations and more than 100 years. Small, black-and-white images depicting a farm house are placed amid a collage showing progress, from cattle feedlots in the 1950s to swine confinement barns of the 21st century. Continue Reading

Rentschler family farms in Rock County for 100 years

June 27, 2013 in Worthington Daily Globe

HILLS The 80 acres of southwest Minnesota farmland now owned by the Ronald W. and Lori L. Rentschler Revocable Trust is another of the several area properties celebrating a century of family ownership this year.
Located on 11th Street in Hills, and within Rock County’s borders, the land was first purchased by R.L. Rentschler and his wife in June 1913 from Lars Engebretson. Continue Reading

Pankonin farm reaches century status

June 27, 2013 in Worthington Daily Globe

SANBORN When the Pankonin family built a new barn in 1941, George Pankonin remembers the carpenters looked to the east over the land that frequently flooded and asked, “Do you think you’ll ever make a living on this farm?” Continue Reading

Alpha farm in Ambrose family since 1893

June 27, 2013 in Worthington Daily Globe

ALPHA The Ambrose farm has been in the family for 120 years. The land, originally owned by G.A. Albertus and Geo. R. Moore, was purchased by John Ambrose in 1893 for the sum of $12 an acre $1,920 for the 160 acres. The Ambrose family’s roots are in Czechoslovakia, although not much more is known about their heritage. Continue Reading

Fresk family farm near Hadley celebrates 100 years

June 26, 2013 in Worthington Daily Globe

HADLEY Steve Fresk remembers his mother telling him, “Don’t be a farmer. You don’t want to work that hard.”
Today, he thinks farming is like golf. Continue Reading

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