David E. Dunn, Georgetown, Ohio, passed away
March 8, 2003. He was born Dec. 19, 1912, near Mount Orab, Ohio,
and was the eighth of nine children.
David was an active member and former director of the Ohio
Valley Antique Machinery Show in Georgetown, Ohio. He also
exhibited his equipment at the Clinton County Corn Festival in
Wilmington, Ohio, and was a well-known participant in numerous
parades in the Brown County, Ohio, area.
In 1971 David bought and restored a 1931 19-65 HP
Keck-Gonnerman. This engine was the second to last one the company
built, and it was David’s pride and joy. He sold the engine in
In August 2002 David bought a half-scale 65 HP Case, and even
though his health was failing, he managed to go to his garage every
day to sit on the back of his new toy.
David owned several antique tractors through the years, and he
also restored machinery, including a Keck-Gonnerman separator and a
McCormick-Deering binder. David’s friendship and wisdom will be
greatly missed by all who knew him.
Submitted by Jay Hanselman, Highland Heights, Ky.
Kenneth Jerome Bratvold,Ashby, Minn., passed
away March 14, 2003. He was born Dec. 6, 1925, in Fergus Falls,
He married Margaret Ellingson on Aug. 25, 1949, and was a
lifelong resident of St. Olaf township, where he farmed for many
years. Kenneth also worked for the Ashby Creamery, Ashby Equity and
did custom carpentry and lumber sawing.
Kenneth truly enjoyed steam and gas engines, with a special
interest in sawmills. He was a founding member of the Lake Region
Pioneer Threshing Association, and was also a lifetime member of
Western Minnesota Steam Threshers Association of Rollag, Rosholt
Threshing Bee, Minnesota Steam Engine Association and a past member
of Pioneer Power. He enjoyed attending area threshing shows, farm
and toy shows, auction sales, and he enjoyed restoring
Submitted by Joe Steinhagen, Alex, Minn.