By Staff

JOHN KONNECK, 83, passed away April 10, 1972. He was a steam
engineer for many years in Granville, Illinois.

Sent in by Mrs. John Konneck, Granville, Illinois.

FRANK L. CHARD, 75, died at his home in Brock, Nebraska. He
owned and operated various kinds and sizes of steam engines and was
a familiar figure at the Thresher reunions.

Sent in by Bruce McCourtney, Syracuse, Nebraska.

OLIN EVERETT SMITH, 88, departed this life, May 23, 1972. He
will be remembered by his many friends as a top operator of steam
engines at the Antique Engine and Threshers Association show held
at Bird City, Kansas. He loved farming and was interested in
improved methods of agriculture. During his life time he owned and
operated different tractors, including steam engines and fuel
burning tractors. His hobby was threshing rigs with cook shacks and
bunk houses.

Sent in by Melvin Wright, Bird City, Kansas.

IREL E. ASHBAUGH, 64, passed away in a Toledo hospital. He was a
member of the National Threshers Association and Auglaize
Historical Society.

Sent in by Ilva Hoffer, Toledo, Ohio.

JOHN W. ROBERTS, 71, died May 16, 1972. He was interested in
engines and sawmills and spent his leisure time reading and writing
about them.

Sent in by Mrs. J. W. Roberts, Anderson, South Carolina.

NETTIE BOLLMAN, 73, of Everett, Pennsylvania, passed away April
25, 1972.

Sent in by Meal Bollman, Everett, Pennsylvania.

WILLIAM C. BENNER, 84, of Route 2, Clayton, Ohio, died May 5,
1972 at the Hillhaven Convalescent Center after an extended
illness. Mr. Benner, who was born March 12, 1889, was engaged in
farming in the Clayton area. He served in World War I with the
Army. He was a Charter and Life member of The National Threshers

Sent in by Ilva Hoffer, Toledo, Ohio.

OTTO ZWICKI, a well known member of the Mid-West Old Threshers
& Settlers Association of Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, passed away at
the Washington County Hospital. Otto had farmed and operated a
machine shop near Ainsworth, Iowa, for many years. ‘Ott,’
as he was known to his friends, attracted much attention at Mt.
Pleasant and other celebrations in the area with his model steam
engine, farm wagon and other equipment.

Sent in by Stanley J. Mouser, Wellman, Iowa.

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