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Auer farm history, 1840-1949


Posted By: S. Ferrall (email)
Date: 7/25/2006 at 04:20:44

Family Lives on One Farm 109 Years
Des Moines, Iowa - (AP) - The Auer family has lived on the same farm near Garnavillo, Iowa, 109 years. The Auer farm of 240 acres is said to be one of the richest farming areas in Iowa. In 1840, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Auer left Germany and emigrated to America in a sailing vessel. Their son, Frank, Jr., took over operation of the farm at the age of 16. He died in 1925 and his sons, John and Oscar, have since operated it. The brothers have raised purebred Brown Swiss cattle. They bring high prices and some have been shipped ot Cuba and South America.

-Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune, November 21, 1949


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