John Weiers, Jr., is likely the only man living to identify the
people on the picture. They are as follows: Left to right on engine
Oscar Kummet, Ted Weiers, Jim Prochaska, Henry Hinderschied, Bill
Weiers, Albert Ambroz, Albert Weiers.
Left to right on ground Bill Weiers, Sr.; Charlie Mickus; Albert
Barta, keg beer?, Fred Ihrig; ‘Papa’ (John) Weiers, Sr.,
(Owner); Hanna Weiers (Grandma); Rosa Weiers; Dora Weiers; Hanna
Weiers; Mary Weiers; Wife of owner of steam engine; John Weiers,
Jr., son of ‘Papa’ Weiers, only one living; Gerhart
Odenthal; Max Mader (standing – water tank).
Left to right on separator Henry Mader, Joe Hoefley, Pete
Coffenburg, Jacob Odenthal.
The picture was reproduced by William Zigenhagen, owner of Livel
Return Flue Horse Shoe Boiler, the only complete one of its type in
the world, built by Ames Iron Works, Oswego, New York.
We are going to hold the 26th Original National Steam Threshing
Bee just 4 miles northeast of this place on October 8 and 9, 1966,
at New Prague, Minnesota.
Courtesy of Irvin G. Hoffman, R. D. 1, Box 31, Manheim,
Pennsylvania 17545 Here is a threshing crew. This was taken in 1964
on the A. F. Brandt farm, Elizabethtown R.D. This is a reunion at
the same time. Reading from left to right is Harry Derr;
Harry’s brother-in-law Irvin Hoffman; Arthur Hoffman; Charles
Hoffman from Pasadena California; Harvey-Hoffman, owner of 9 x 10
Frick; Jim Brandt; A. F. Brandt (just got a new Huber); Lester
Hoffman, son of Harvey; Bob Brandt, son of A. F. Brandt; Sol &
Phares Hoffman; wounder bull engine striker John Kauffman who
striped this engine’s fly wheel about 1960. Note brass rings on
boiler. Sorry that the cook is not on picture; Mrs. Brandt can make
the best Pot Pie in Lancaster County.