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Town of Frankfort centennial
(1890-1990)

Settling the township: early life in the Town of Frankfort,   pp. 27-39


Page 33

Circa 1900 Straw burner steam engine used for power to operate the threshing machine owned
by Eggebrecht & Hamann Company. Straw on the wagon was used as fuel to fire the steam engine.
The engine was pulled by horses. Straw was moved on the threshing machine on an elevator as it
had no straw blower.
1909-1910: Threshing crew on the John Eggebrecht farm. No. 1-John Eggebrecht, 2. Mrs. John
Eggebrecht, 3. Charles Schmirler, 4. Henry C. Eggebrecht, 5. Joel Carpenter.
Threshing at the Ernest Hoernke's in the 1940's.


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