Family Threshing with an Advance Steam Engine

The Somerville family of Mason, Michigan threshes with an Advance steam engine

| September/October 2000

  • Cousins Jakob (5) and Dale (4) Somerville enjoy a ride on a 1906 16 HP Advance steam engine owned by Jakob's dad
    Cousins Jakob (5) and Dale (4) Somerville enjoy a ride on a 1906 16 HP Advance steam engine owned by Jakob's dad, Tim Somerville of Mason, Michigan.
    Photo by Jodi Somerville
  • Threshing wheat on the Somerville Farm in Mason, Michigan, are four generations
    Threshing wheat on the Somerville Farm in Mason, Michigan, are four generations: great-grandfather P.J., father Lange, with his sons Scott and Tim, with their sons Dale and Jakob Somerville in October 1998.
  • Jakob Somerville and Keith Grosshans on Keither's Russell
    Jakob Somerville and Keith Grosshans on Keither's Russell at the Michigan Steam Engine and Threshers Club Show, July 30, 1999 in Mason.

  • Cousins Jakob (5) and Dale (4) Somerville enjoy a ride on a 1906 16 HP Advance steam engine owned by Jakob's dad
  • Threshing wheat on the Somerville Farm in Mason, Michigan, are four generations
  • Jakob Somerville and Keith Grosshans on Keither's Russell

Here are some more pictures of the Somerville family whose 16 HP Advance steam engine appears on the cover.

Threshing wheat on the Somerville Farm in Mason, Michigan, is done by four generations: great grandfather P.J., father Lange, with his sons Scott and Tim, with their sons Dale and Jakob Somerville. They use a 16 HP Advance steam engine and an Advance-Rumely separator.