| July/August 1966

  • Leonard Kinzinzer

    Leonard Kinziner
  • John L. Vieley

    John L. Vieley

  • Leonard Kinzinzer
  • John L. Vieley

CHESTER B. NEVINGER, 65, of Orangeville Rd., Warsaw, New York was stricken with a heart attack in his home February 15 and passed away a short time later in the Wyoming County Community Hospital. Mr. Nevinger, a thresher for 50 years, was the youngest member of the Threshermen's Association to own , and operate his own equipment. He also owned a sawmill which he operated at Gainesville, New York and was a reputable mechanic. He leaves his wife, the former Iva Waite, and a brother Frank of Warsaw. Funeral services were held in the Weeks Funeral Home with interment in Warsaw. The Rev. Harold Burlin game officiated.

HERMAN CHRISTANSEN, 69, passed away suddenly on April 11, 1966. He was secretary of the Will County Threshermens Association. He was a retired farmer and very active in old time threshing and antiques.

LEONARD KINZINGER of Carlock, Indiana recently passed away. He was 75 years old. Mr. Kinzinger was born at Carlock, Oct. 3, 1890, the son of August and Minnie Rhodovi Kinzinger. He married Bernice Irvin, May 23, 1915. She died August 2, 1961. He then married Mabel Bischoff, July 30, 1964. Surviving are his wife; two brothers, Earl, Minier: Dale, Bloomington; one sister, Mrs. Elva DonLouie, Roseland, Florida. One brother and two sisters preceded him in death. Mr. Kinzinger was a charter member of the Carlock Mennonite Church. He was past president and director of the Thresherman's Reunion at Pontiac and was superintendent of the Carlock water works at the time of his death.

CHARLES MATTHEWS of Lang staff, Ontario, Canada died suddenly March 16 at York Central Hospital, Richmond Hill. Survivors are his wife, Mona Thompson, and two sons, Charles H. and Roger. He was a contractor and house mover for many years. Mr. Matthews had an outstanding collection of early machinery and each year of the Steam-Era brought one or two 'showpieces' to Milton for display. Some of his collection included vintage farm implements, steam engines, locomotives, sewing machines, fire engines, bicycles, buggies, a complete blacksmith shop, etc. He was one of the earliest owners of hard tired chain drive trucks and among the first to own a steam shovel in Toronto.

JOHN L. VIELEY, a member of Central States Threshermen Association, passed away September 21, 1965 at the age of 79. Primarily a farmer, John, in his later years of farming operated a portable sawmill. He also ran a blacksmith shop shortly after taking residence in Pontiac. John took an active part in the Central States Threshermen Association until the time of his last illness and was one of its directors at the time of his death.                                   


WALTER EDWARD KIENOW of Randolph, Wisconsin, passed away on February 12, 1966, born February 23, 1914. Passed away at the Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, Hospital and was buried from the Methodist Church at Randolph, Wisconsin, on February 17, 1966.


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