Tue Dec 01, 2009 8:38 pm
Pic taken in 1925 on my grandpa's family homestead. He was 8 at the time of this pic and is not in the pic, just his older brothers and a cousin. Russel, the youngest brother in the Wohlt clan, was only 5 when this pic is taken. He's the last living brother and still lives on the farm (he still has 2 M's on it but they have not run for over 10 years).
They farmed with horses, and this was their first tractor according to Russel. There has always been a McCormic / Farmall on the farm since this pic. They also had an A that was sold about 25 years ago.
I think this is a McCormic 10-20 Edgar Wohlt is driving. Pic was on the cover of Wisconsin Farmer this April
Last edited by ToddW on Tue Dec 01, 2009 10:30 pm, edited 2 times in total.
Tue Dec 01, 2009 8:49 pm
Todd , that is an awesome piece of family history . Good luck with the M's.
Tue Dec 01, 2009 9:21 pm
Todd, that is a piece of family history to be proud of. Hope you manage to keep the M's in the family.
Tue Dec 01, 2009 9:56 pm
Thanks guys. It is a great family picture.
I get over to see Russel several times a year, but I did not see this pic on the cover of the magazine until I was there last weekend. The picture really floored me how far back that property has been in the family. The barn still looks to be in great shape now, much like in the pic back then.
August Wohlt (my great grand-father) bought the land and built the farm in the late 1800's.
I do really need to acquire at least one of those M's before they are gone. I'll deal with finding where to keep it later. Russel and his daughter's know I'm interested, but they say they have no idea why I need something that big like the M. When Russel saw my cub he said he'd trade one of the M's for it..I said no way!!
Tue Dec 01, 2009 10:09 pm
Get them both, Todd. You won't regret it.
Tue Dec 01, 2009 11:37 pm
great photro and story. thanks for sharing it, i enjoyed it.
Wed Dec 02, 2009 9:11 am
Great story. Thanks for sharing it with us.
Wed Dec 02, 2009 10:50 am
Great piece of family history, sure hope you can work out something on those M's too.
Thu Dec 17, 2009 9:57 am
Is there any chance you could work out something for the whole farm in order to keep it in the family?
I know that you had mentioned something about living out in the country a while back, and maybe this would be the ticket!
Mike in La Crosse, WI
Thu Dec 17, 2009 10:04 am
I've buy a lotterey ticket every now and then. Winning Powerball would do it
Russel's 2 daughters are in their 60's, and know what the land will sell for to an interested developer. It's going to go in the 7 figures when it sells
Good for them, but out of my budget
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