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FRANK MILLER, Route l, LaCrosse, Indiana. The death of Frank
Miller leaves saddness to many hearts and terminates the expansion
of what is perhaps one of Country’s largest privately owned
museums, which included about 250 old tractors and collectors items
of every sort. He was born June 20, 1900, and passed away at his
home of a heart attack on January 21, 1968. He was past president
of The LaPorte Steam Show. Six members thereof, acted as pall
bearers. Funeral services were held on January 24 at the Wiesjahn
Funeral Home at Wanatah, with Rev. Joseph Haney officiating and
burial at Graceland Cemetery, Valparaiso, Indiana. Sent in by Mr.
Gilmar Johnson.


Lawrence Lynas, born Aug. 12, 1889, who passed away Jan. 3,
1968. He was one of our faithful workers, always ready to take any
job. He leaves us with one thing, of which we are very grateful
for. He decided we needed a flag-pole in the center of the ground,
and with the help of his wife, Peral, they took some pipe, some
rope, an old croquet ball for the top, and some Aluminum paint made
one. With help of some of the members it was set up before our show
last year. At 10 o’clock each morning, he made sure the flag
was hoisted to its top, and lowered each evening at 5 o’clock
by the American Legion Post of Elwood.

We, the members will miss Lawrence, hustling along through the
grounds doing his part. I, the writer, will not forget him calling
me last Nov. asking if he could fire my Case engine once more on
the sawmill. On Saturday we sawed walnut lumber all day. He never
mentioned he was sick at that time, and neither did I know, that
would be the last time, we would work together. Sent in by, Rudolph
Shinholt, Secy, of Elwood Historical Club, Inc.

This is sent by Pearl Lynas, in memory of her husband Lawrence.
Again the Angel of death has entered and taken from us, one of our
members. We are grieved by his departure, and in solemn accord we
give thanks, that we had the privilege of having him as a member of
our Club, and as a friend. We shall always remember him as he
really was, a true friend, who was dependable, and always willing
to help. But he grew tired, and weary, so it was time for him to
rest. Thru an open gate at the end of the road, we each must go
alone, and there in a light, we cannot see, Our Father claims his
own. Beyond that gate our loved ones finds happiness and rest. So
there is comfort in the thought, that a loving God knows best. He
giveth and He taketh away. By Pearl Lynas, Vice Pres. of the Ladies
Auxiliary, of the Elwood Historical Club, Inc. Elwood, Ind.

F. J. FREIMUTH, of Torrington, Wyoming, passed away October 19,
1967, at the age of 75. He was very active with his Case
’65’ Engine, taking part in many, many county fair parades,
several American Legion Convention parades, and just about any
other occasion ‘to fire-up’ the old engine. He was the
prime ‘commencer’ for a large threshing bee held on his
farm in 1959, using the Case Engine, his Case Threshing Machine,
and threshing oats bound up with his Case Grain Binder. Suffice to
say, Mr. Freimuth and his Engine held a high state of popularity in
the Community and the surrounding area.

Sent in by Mr. Gene F. Arp.

The members of the Elwood Historical Club, Inc., mourn the loss
of three of their members, in less than one year. In memory of
Walter Carr, who was 83 years of age, and had been made an Honorary
Member of the Elwood Historical Club, passed away on April 9,

Robert J. Jackley, age 61, passed a-way Sept. 4, 1967. Bob, as
we all called him, borrowed a Public Address System, from a
minister in Elwood and mounted it in his Cadillac, the speaker on
top of the car, Announced who was and what we were doing at our
first threshing bee;

This was on the Harold Wilburn farm north of Elwood, Ind. We had
two engines, a 22 hp. Keck-Gonnerman owned by Mr. Wilburn, a 40 hp.
Case, owned by Rudolph Shinholt, of Jonesboro, Ind. and a 22′
Case Separator, owned by J. Scott Campbell, R.R. 4, Elwood. The
year 1959. No club yet.

From this event, Bob, and others of those present that day, we
decided to organize a club. In early spring of 1960, we did so.
Bob, became a charter member, and was elected our first President,
and M.C. This job he held each year, and was also elected Vice
Pres. in 1967. We, the members, will miss his clear and pleasant
voice over the Microphone.

He was an Under-taker, in Elwood, and furnished one of his
ambulances for any emergency, for which we are thankful in not
having had to use.

Sent in by, Rudolph Shinholt, Secy. of the CLUB.

Matt Ludwig died at the Veterans Hospital at Wood, Wisconsin
March 4th, 1968 after ailing for about two years.

Matt was born on a farm south of Union Grove, Wisconsin on May
8th, 1890. He served in the Army during World War 1 and saw quite a
bit of action. He was a thresherman in his neighborhood for over
forty years. He spent some of his younger years as an engineer in
North Dakota.

In his collection he had five steam engines, a saw mill, gas
tractors and quite a few small gasoline engines.

Matt was well known and liked to attend steam engines shows. His
greatest enjoyment was to go to Justin Hingtgen’s show and fire
the 110 Case pulling the fourteen bottom plow.

Sent in by Clarence Mirk, 2362 No. 85th Street, Wauwatosa, Wis.

Samuel R. Redd, a descendent of one of the first families to
settle in Fallow-field Twp., died in Washington Hospital, Pa. on
February 22, 1968. He lived at Maple Creek Road, Fallowfield Twp.,
Charleroi, Pa. R.D. 2.

He was born in Twilight Borough on May 25, 1896, and had been a
resident of Fallowfield Twp. for many years. He was a former road
supervisor for 18 years and former owner of Redd’s Beach. He
supplied and hauled water from the wells on his farm to homes in
the surrounding area. He also drilled water wells.

Mr. Redd was a member of Grace Methodist Church and a life
member of Fraternal Order of Eagles, Charleroi Aerie. He was also a
member of the Tri-State Historical Steam Engine Association,

He was the owner of a 110 H.P. Case traction engine and a Size 3
Steam Traction Keystone Well Driller, and had exhibited them at
recent reunions of the steam engine association at Burgettstown,

Among survivors is Dean E. Redd, also fo Fallowfield Twp., a
nephew, who is an active member and exhibitor of the steam engine

Sent in by Paul F. Crow.

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