Century Farm Recipients

As part of Iowa's Bicentennial celebration in 1976, the Iowa Department of Agriculture and the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation sponsored and began the Century Farm program. In it's first year over 5000 certificates were distributed across Iowa.

Eligibility in this program is met by following:
Consecutive ownership within the same family for 100 years or more of at least 40 acres of the original holding of Iowa farmland.
Present owner must be related to a person who owned the land 100 years ago.

Recipients 1976 - 2017

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  Last Name First Name City Origin Award Year
1 Abbas Mrs. Millie Holland 1877 1977
2 Abels Henrietta Holland 1872 1977
3 Abels Robert J. & Patricia L. Holland 1901 2016
4 Abels Leola Holland 1874 1993
5 Alberta George Dike 1882 1983
6 Anderson John & Marie Aplington 1904 2004
7 Anderson George E. & Fannie Wellsburg 1868 1976
8 Ascher James A. Wellsburg 1890 1992
9 Aukes Children of John D. Wellsburg 1869 1989
10 Bakker Curt Dike 1917 2017
11 Bakker Mrs. Gerald (Grace) Steamboat Rock 1868 1977
12 Barfels Lester and Winona Reinbeck 1899 2001
13 Beeghly Dorothy A. Conrad 1894 2007
14 Behr Kenneth W. & Freda J. Aplington 1879 1979
15 Berg Margaret I. Sterns Steamboat Rock 1867 1976
16 Berghuis Harriet & Marlen Wellsburg 1892 1992
17 Bessman Mark Wellsburg 1915 2015
18 Best Nettie Aplington 1872 1976
19 Billerbeck John & Becky Reinbeck 1899 2015
20 Bine Arthur and Louise Beaman 1899 2003
21 Bockes Dale & Mary Grundy Center 1855 1976
22 Bowers Farm Limited LuLu Reinbeck 1905 2012
23 Bristley Francis W. & Harriett U. Conrad 1890 1992
24 Brown Gladys H. Grundy Center 1888 1989
25 Brown Gwendolyn Stout 1901 2007
26 Brown Mainard R. Grundy Center 1869 1977
27 Bruhn Larry D. Dike 1877 1988
28 Bruhn James E. Dike 1877 1988
29 Brunk LaDonna & Ronald Eldora 1883 1998
30 Buskohl Mark Grundy Center 1882 2014
31 Cheeseman Mrs. Elmer (Florence) Reinbeck 1871 1976
32 Cherney Eunice Runft Reinbeck 1875 1976
33 Claassen Beulah and George Eldora 1866 1977
34 Clarke Adeline M. Conrad 1884 1998
35 Cobie Bernard A. Ackley 1891 1996
36 Conrad William A. Conrad 1853 1976
37 Daggett Mrs. Raymond E. (Dorothy) Conrad 1867 1976
38 Davidson Victor R. Grundy Center 1890 1991
39 Davidson Gordon M. & Evelyn L. Grundy Center 1890 1991
40 de Neui Roy Wellsburg 1890 1992
41 DeBerg Elmer H. Dike 1891 1991
42 DeBoer Ronald Aplington 1890 2017
43 DeNeui Lizzie Wellsburg 1866 1989
44 DeNeui Renald (Mr. & Mrs.) Wellsburg 1875 1976
45 Dick Lynch, Inc.   Beaman 1896 2004
46 Dickey Harris Grundy Center 1876 1976
47 Diehl Homer E. Grundy Center 1871 1976
48 Dieken Lillian J. Dike 1888 1989
49 Dietrick Jean Cedar Falls 1894 2003
50 Dinnes John C Eldora 1883 2013
51 Dirks Floyd E. Holland 1901 2001
52 Doak Carroll and Pam Grundy Center 1884 1987
53 Dolmage Dennis and Nancy Plager Grundy Center 1902 2010
54 Doughty Linus M. Eldora 1866 1977
55 Draper Alice Mae Eldora 1907 2007
56 du Ford Marcelle Smith Wellsburg 1881 1982
57 Dufel Shirley M. Hudson 1910 2015
58 Eberline Orene, Jerry Wellsburg 1878 2003
59 Eckles Nylene Elvira Beaman 1882 1982
60 Eiten Harvey George Wellsburg 1875 1976
61 Emmert Mrs. Bernice Reinbeck 1877 1979
62 Engelkes Marian R. Holland 1892 1993
63 Engelkes Paul Jay Holland 1892 1993
64 Essig Thresa M. Eldora 1873 1977
65 Essig John M. Grundy Center 1874 1977
66 Everts James W. & Brenda S. Parkersburg 1891 2017
67 Everts Trust William & Carrie Parkersburg 1899 2016
68 Fisher Amelia (Mrs.) Ackley 1872 1976
69 Flater, Jr. John Holland 1882 1982
70 Fogt Jack W. & Joan L. Reinbeck 1876 1976
71 Frantz ImoJean Sheller Grundy Center 1876 2001
72 Freese Ella Meinta & Diederick Steamboat Rock 1871 1976
73 Frei Farms, Inc. William Frei Reinbeck 1893 1993
74 Frerichs Trinkie Holland 1882 1986
75 Frerichs Allen F. & Laura I. Grundy Center 1882 1989
76 Geerdes Gratus J. Wellsburg 1868 1977
77 Geiter Ralph and Betty Grundy Center 1904 2004
78 Grady Estate Mary E. Grundy Center 1873 1976
79 Grances John E. Grundy Center 1873 1976
80 Griffiths Doris A. Bawn Parkersburg 1855 1976
81 Groote Benjamin E. and Viola Holland 1874 1984
82 Gutknecht Lori Jean Dike 1909 2013
83 Harberts Edwin D. Holland 1871 1977
84 Haren N.R. Grundy Center 1868 2000
85 Harms Royce E. & Anna D. Wellsburg 1876 2005
86 Haupt Ralph & Ginny Wellsburg 1900 2004
87 Haurum Arthur & Gladys Cedar Falls 1876 1977
88 Hawk Martin Vincent Conrad 1888 1989
89 Hayden K. Kitzman, V. Gilson, J. Sievers, R Beaman 1893 1994
90 Hedgespeth Josephine Brown Grundy Center 1888 1989
91 Heetland Arlene J. Ackley 1883 2003
92 Heikens Donald D. Wellsburg 1867 1977
93 Henning Harold W. Parkersburg 1876 1976
94 Henningsen Richard Grundy Center 1914 2014
95 Henningsen Betty J. Beaman 1900 2016
96 Henze William A. Holland 1891 1992
97 Hertema Lorraine Beaman 1895 1998
98 Hess Vail H. Grundy Center 1877 1978
99 Heyenga Johanna Oelmann Parkersburg 1891 2000
100 Hitch George H. & Ruth A. Union 1875 1976
101 Hoffa Earnest Ray & Roberta Grundy Center 1867 1976
102 Holm Kenneth V. Cedar Falls 1876 1976
103 Hook Roger James Grundy Center 1874 1991
104 Hook Roger James Grundy Center 1869 1991
105 Hooper George & Barbara Conrad 1869 1977
106 Hughes Jack L. Conrad 1876 1976
107 Humke Paul & Mildred Ackley 1866 1976
108 Humke Paul Ackley 1881 1982
109 Humke Paul F. and Mildred F. Ackley 1901 2002
110 Hurlbutt Glenn R. & Neva Conrad 1875 1995
111 Jansonius Lester Ackley 1873 1976
112 Jaspers Family Farm Partnership   Ackley 1911 2017
113 Johnson Viola Wellsburg 1884 1988
114 Johnson Helene Cedar Falls 1868 1976
115 Johnson Huberg Gail Dike 1917 2017
116 Junker Joe & JoAnn Holland 1893 2015
117 Katzer Russell M. Conrad 1904 2004
118 Katzer Lois Johnson Grundy Center 1908 2015
119 Kitzman Clifford and Sarah Beaman 1908 2010
120 Kitzman William H. Beaman 1908 2015
121 Knock Bena J. Rasmussen Cedar Falls 1900 2007
122 Kuhl David Beaman 1914 2016
123 Kuper Rick & Barb Ackley 1911 2012
124 Ladehoff Roger and Nancy Beaman 1900 2004
125 Lane Elsie H. Cedar Falls 1869 1976
126 Lane Mrs. Marion Sargent Conrad 1859 1976
127 Langden Lyle B. and Lester D. Conrad 1868 1977
128 Lebeda Glenna Grundy Center 1883 1985
129 Lechner Oscar A. Cedar Falls 1869 1976
130 Lindaman Gregory A. and Kimberley S. Wellsburg 1901 2002
131 Lupkes Jimmy U. Dike 1907 2014
132 Lynch Richard V. & Betty L. Beaman 1893 1994
133 McMartin Donald H. Beaman 1859 1976
134 McMartin Frank E. Beaman 1855 1976
135 McMartin Mrs. Barbara Wood Grundy Center 1881 1985
136 McMurray Edna Holland 1868 1976
137 Meester Andrew Holland 1876 1976
138 Meester Harold J. Holland 1869 1976
139 Meester Donald J. & Mary Lou Holland 1868 1976
140 Meester Harlyn Duane Holland 1873 1976
141 Meints Vernon James Wellsburg 1871 1976
142 Merritt Wilbur M. Grundy Center 1880 1981
143 Meyer Myles D. & Julie Holland 1881 2013
144 Meyer Eilert J. Wellsburg 1882 1982
145 Meyer Myles D. & Julie Holland 1882 2013
146 Meyer Boyd K. Wellsburg 1887 1988
147 Meyers Anna M. Grundy Center 1892 1993
148 Miller Walter H. Reinbeck 1893 1993
149 Miller Farm, Inc.   Beaman 1867 1976
150 Moeller Leon & Jvonne (Franken) Holland 1880 1996
151 Moon Robert G. & Marilyn R. Whitten 1888 2007
152 Mooty Charles Jr. & Helene Grundy Center 1907 2007
153 Mooty William L. Reinbeck 1892 1992
154 Mooty Charles & Pamela J. Grundy Center 1891 1993
155 Muller Harvey J. Ackley 1880 1984
156 Muller John F. and Sophia Parkersburg 1894 2000
157 Muller Eilard J. Ackley 1871 1976
158 Murphy Laurence Reinbeck 1867 1976
159 Murphy Luke & Ralph Reinbeck 1853 1976
160 Murphy Joseph C. Reinbeck 1867 1976
161 Myers Keith E. and M. William Beaman 1891 1991
162 Nason Donald L., Kenneth E. Conrad 1901 2001
163 Nederhoff Marvin D. & Verone S. Wellsburg 1893 1996
164 Nederhoff Ted Wellsburg 1866 1976
165 Nederhoff Carl H. Wellsburg 1875 1976
166 Neessen Richard Holland 1872 1977
167 Neessen Paul F. Holland 1885 2001
168 Neymeyer Lester E. Aplington 1889 1990
169 Nickerson John Henry Beaman 1895 1997
170 Ohrt Mr. & Mrs. Richard & Dorothy Reinbeck 1875 1976
171 Olmstead Lyle Conrad 1871 1976
172 Oster Merrill J. Cedar Falls 1897 1998
173 Oster Larry Cedar Falls 1897 1998
174 Partnership Longacres Conrad 1866 1983
175 Paterni Jake Wellsburg 1893 1994
176 Pence Mrs. Dora Marie Eldora 1876 1978
177 Plager Mrs. Jeanne Conrad 1874 1977
178 Porter Paul D. Reinbeck 1875 1976
179 Porter, Jr. James A. Beaman 1873 1988
180 Primus Herman & Lois Wellsburg 1864 1976
181 Ramsey Elmer L. Reinbeck 1877 1977
182 Rathman Pearl Edna Grundy Center 1868 1976
183 Reeder Mr. & Mrs. Tom Eldora 1866 1976
184 Reynolds Kay & Margie Grundy Center 1885 1986
185 Rickert William J. Reinbeck 1887 1999
186 Riekena Harlyn & Mrs. Helen Wellsburg 1873 1976
187 Riekena William P., Gladys P., and Grace P. Wellsburg 1868 1977
188 Roadman Irma, Dawn, Larry & Karen Dike 1875 1976
189 Roberts Chris Jay Reinbeck 1885 1993
190 Ruter Eugene Wellsburg 1894 1999
191 Ruter Eugene and Thelma Wellsburg 1898 1999
192 Sansenbach Cora Mina Parkersburg 1869 1976
193 Schafer Richard Allan Wellsburg 1870 1976
194 Schlampp Lester H. Ackley 1871 1976
195 Schlampp Winfield (Mrs. Anne) Ackley 1871 1976
196 Schmidt George Holland 1882 1984
197 Schmitt Samuel & Etta Dike 1908 2009
198 Schuck Mrs. Earl A. Parkersburg 1876 1976
199 Schultz Estate Dale Ackley 1891 2014
200 Schwyhart Robert, Elizabeth & Winston Grundy Center 1891 1991
201 Severance Judson Grundy Center 1855 1977
202 Sharp Charles & Rosaline H. Conrad 1872 1976
203 Sheller Glen L. Eldora 1866 1976
204 Sheller Howard & Katherine Eldora 1876 1976
205 Sheller Charles H. Eldora 1865 1993
206 Shumway Thelma Reinbeck 1875 1976
207 Sieh Alfred M. Reinbeck 1868 1976
208 Simms Paul & June Beaman 1890 1992
209 Simms Edward K. Beaman 1883 1983
210 Slifer Ivan Wellsburg 1871 1976
211 Smit Henry J. Holland 1873 1976
212 Smith Bordie T. and Viola H. Grundy Center 1882 1983
213 Steelsmith Mr. & Mrs. Glenn Conrad 1866 1976
214 Stephen Mr. & Mrs. Robert Reinbeck 1872 1976
215 Stewart Herschel and Merl   1874 1979
216 Stewart Mrs. Milford D. Dike 1869 1976
217 Strohbehn Frederick Reinbeck 1888 1989
218 Stubbs John W. Conrad 1879 1979
219 Tack Kenneth A. & Beulah M. Wellsburg 1892 1992
220 Tapper Lillian H. Bakker Dike 1882 1985
221 Tapper Estate Otto Parkersburg 1883 1983
222 Terfehn Fred Holland 1903 2005
223 Thede Robert & Lucille Reinbeck 1904 2005
224 Thorman Goldie I. Conrad 1875 1976
225 Thuesen Neal & Jeanne Dike 1898 2004
226 Thuesen Ralph G. Cedar Falls 1876 1976
227 Thuesen Ralph G. Cedar Falls 1874 1976
228 Trousdale Elmer B. & Jean C. Grundy Center 1875 1989
229 Uhlenhopp Maurice E. & Marcia Aplington 1874 1977
230 Van Deest Linda L. Wellsburg 1866 1985
231 Van Deest Sophie Dike 1894 1994
232 Van Hauen R. M. Parkersburg 1900 2003
233 VanDeest Life Estate Linda L. & Theodore W. Holland 1892 1998
234 Vantiger Ruth Louisa Eldora 1867 1976
235 VonLackum John & Joyce Grundy Center 1867 1980
236 Voss Carl & Alvina Parkersburg 1903 2004
237 Walters Mary Wellsburg 1875 1978
238 Weseman Mrs. Tena Grundy Center 1874 1976
239 Wheelock Calvin & Florence L. Conrad 1867 1976
240 Wiarda Paul R. Ackley 1866 2012
241 Wilhau L.F. & John Grundy Center 1892 1993
242 Williams Edyth Bowers Eldora 1882 1983
243 Winslow Francis E. & Dorothy E. Grundy Center 1892 1994
244 Wolff Berdena Aplington 1905 2005
245 Wood Richard C. & Janet S. Reinbeck 1899 2005
246 Wood Roy T. & Donna M. Reinbeck 1883 1993
247 Zink Trust Reuben E. Beaman 1868 1976

Recipients 2018

Last Name First Name Farm Address Farm City Origin Award Year
Heinrich Bernice, Lavonne Eckhoff 17855 I Avenue Holland 1913 2018
Kruger Kurt M Ave. & 150th St. Parkersburg 1896 2018
Meester Donna 160th Street & L Avenue Holland 1917 2018
Meester Farms L.T.D. Leon & Jean Meester, Russell & Joan Meester 19745 - 150th Street Holland 1913 2018
Schwarck Ida Marie & Victor L. Schwarck 25971 C Avenue Eldora 1901 2018
Severance Janet Helitbridle 22682 - 250th St. Grundy Center 1909 2018
Tammen Trust Daryl D. 22310 - 150th Street Holland 1879 2018

--Source: Iowa Department of Agriculture