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Harrington, Farrel & Tillie Century Farm 1883-1983

REESE, SIEBENS, HARRINGTON

Posted By: Linda Ziemann, volunteer (email)
Date: 7/27/2020 at 16:24:32

A Century Farm

Farrel and Tillie Harrington, Route 3, LeMars, have filed for Century Farm recognition. Their Century Farm is located in Washington township.

Peter Reese, Mrs. Harringtonís grandfather, purchased the 200-acre tract from Iowa Falls and Sioux City Railroad Company in 1883.

Reese, like many of our early county settlers, was born in Germany. The farm was then owned by Tillieís parents, Gert and Annie Siebens.

Part of the original home is still in use.

Century Farm owners will be recognized at a special program during the Iowa State Fair.

They will receive a Century Farm marker from the Iowa Farm Bureau and a Century Farm Certificate from the Iowa Department of Agriculture.

To qualify as a Century Farm the land of at least 40 acres must be owned within the same family for 100 years. Deadline for filing for 1983 recognition is June 1. Application blanks are available at the Plymouth County Farm Bureau office, LeMars.

~Source: Farm Bureau Spokesman, dated Spring 1983
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This photo shows the Peter Reese family in front of the 1890s Victorian Italianate house on a historic farmstead. It has been in the family for four generations.


 

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