| September/October 1961

Simon Metzger

Simon Metzger, 65, retired Thresherman and lumber dealer, died June 23rd at his home in Poseyville, Ind. He and each of his five brothers owned and operated Keck-Gonnerman engines and separators. Also each owned and operated saw-mills all through Spencer and Warrick Counties in Indiana.

Mr. Metzger moved to Vanderburg County, Indiana, in 1924 where he operated a saw-mill and in 1935 he moved to Posey County and for many years threshed and saw-milled. In his last years he operated a retail lumber yard at Blairsville, Indiana, Posey County, until his retirement in 1960 after suffering a stroke.

Two steam engines still remain in the Metzger family. He attended many thresherman 's meetings through the country and was a member for several years. Mr. Metzger sold his last engine in 1960.

(Courtesy of Alta Metzger)

Loui August Budenski

Loui A. Budenski passed away at the Methodist hospital in Rochester Minnesota on June 15th after a lingering illness at the age of sixty three years and two days.

The son of Loui and Mary Riggers Budenski he was born in Vasa Twp., Goodhue County, Minnesota, on June 13th, 1898 and lived his entire life in Goodhue County.