Farm Collector


By Staff

KENDALL D. KNARR, 70, Jewell, Kansas, died January 31, 1973
while vacationing in Rockport, Texas. His steam engine
‘career’ started at the age of 12, when he was water hauler
for the threshing outfit. By 16, he was running the steam engine
for the outfit. This enjoyment of steam engines continued
throughout his life and sparked many visits to Threshing Bees in
Minnesota, South Dakota and Kansas. His ‘Old Smokey’ was an
attraction in all the parades and Centennials in his community of
North Central Kansas.

Submitted by his daughter, Todee Snyder, Canby, Minnesota.

H. C. ETCHISON passed away March 24, 1973 after a long illness.
Age 76. Had owned 14 different steam engines. He was a devoted
steam operator.

Submitted by Mrs. H. C. Etchison, Route 3, Box 154, Savannah,
Missouri 64485

RAYMOND BECK, Pinckneyville, Illinois died October 18, 1973
after a short illness. He was a member of American Thresherman
Ass’n for many years and headed the antique department.

Submitted by George F. Bahre, Secretary, American Thresherman
Ass’n, Coulterville, Illinois

SAN CASLETON, St. Louis, Missouri died October 27, 1973. He
restored a number of steam engines and owned the 28 HP Minneapolis
that did the plowing at the American Thresherman show for a number
of years.

Submitted by George F. Bahre, Secretary, American Thresherman
Ass’n., Coulterville, III.

WARD (JACK) HEINSTAND of Martinsburg, Indiana passed away
suddenly on December 27, 1973. He was 72 years young. Jack, as his
friends called him, was a member of the Antique Steam and Gas
Engine Club Inc. of Booneville, Indiana and The Pioneer
Engineer’s Club of Rushville, Indiana. He was a steam engineer
for 50 years or more. He will be missed by everyone. We can be sure
he has gone to pull that golden throttle in a better land free from
all the worries and cares.

Submitted by Ira Simler, R. R. 3, Salem, Indiana 47167

GEORGE MEISTER, 78, of Batesville, Indiana died December 14. Mr.
Meister was a life member of the Pioneer Engineers Club as well as
a member of the Darke County Club and the Elwood Historical
Society. He exhibited his engines for mam years at the above shows.
His greatest love was for the Huber and Russell engines that he
owned. He will be greatly missed by all.

Submitted by Jerry Moorman, R. R. 6, Greensburg, Indiana

  • Published on Mar 1, 1974
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