Bio: Schlinsog, Herman A. and Louise Handt
Surnames: Schlinsog, Harding, Retta, Heimke, Snyder, Wutke, Heiroke, Sutherland, Handt, Schmitz, Foemmel, Lee, Bohy
----Source: Greenwood Public Library, original copy owned by Jean Rolstad
Stevyn Schlinsog Farm
The Herman A. Schlinsog farm in the town of York, Section 12, 1/2-mile north on "1-r. and 1/2-mile west of the Meridian Road was always known as the Joseph Sutherland place. It consisted of 32 acres. Eight acres of the 40 belonged to the son, Walter Sutherland. This was during the late 1880's and early 1890's. During this time, Mrs. Sutherland was killed by lightening. The second wife, who had the house remodeled, decided soon after to have the farm sold, Roswell Harding, the new owner, lived here only a few years. They moved to Oregon after selling the farm to Herman A. Schlinsog, son of August Schlinsog, in the year 1899. Herman lived here as a bachelor, until Nov. 8, 1905, when he married Louise Handt. Herman purchased 8 more acres from Walter Sutherland another 40 from Carl Retta it 1899.
Four children were born to Herman and Louise:
Lillian, 1906; Alma, 1909, Harold, 1914; and Esther, 1916.
Lillian married Hans Heimke, 1927; Alma married J. Vere Snyder, 1931; Harold married Ruth Snyder, 1940; Esther married Ardath Wutke, 1948. Herman Schlinsog died Dec. 25, 1944. Then Lillian and Hans Heiroke purchased the farm from her mother in 1953, and lived on the farm from 1930-1959. Their three children, Harlan Gerald, and Lillian Betty Lou were born on the "home farm". Hans and Lillian sold the fare in 1959 to Marlin Schmitz and moved to Grantor. Hans passed away there in 1961, On May 7, 1962, Stevyn Schlinsog, grandson of the original owner, Herman Schlinsog, purchased the east forty acres of this land from Marlin Schmitz and started farming. He and his wife, Carol Jean Poen-inlet had Scott, born in 1960. Their next child, Londe Lee, was born on this farm in 1963. In 1965, Steve and Carol purchased an adjoining 80 acres from Donald Bohy. In 1967 they sold one of these forties to Albert Byrd, a retired veteran. Stevyn did general dairy farming until just recently, and presently does crop farming and drive a gas trust for Standard Gil. He now rents out the home and has bought a new home in the town of Freemont.
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