Wayne & Mary Groweg

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Wayne & Mary Groweg

Wayne and Mary Groweg are Buckeye Oliver Collector and HPOCA members. They live on Wayne’s family farm near Gibsonburg, Ohio. They are the 5th generation living on this 120 acre farm which has been in the family since 1883. This farm is registered with the State of Ohio as a century farm. Wayne has lived on this farm his entire life and been farming it since his dad passed away when he was a junior in high school. Wayne and Mary have been married 48 years with three sons; Bob, John, and Dan, and five grandchildren. The boys help with the farming along with their own farms.

Wayne has 10 Oliver tractors and many one and two bottom plows and other implements. His 77 is a tractor that his dad bought new in 1949. The 88 is a 1952 his dad bought in 1954. These two are his favorites. Also in his collection are a Super 44, 550, 99, 1600, 1800, 1855, and a 2-105. All are used on the farm, some more than others.

This past September Wayne and Mary were honored to have a 9/11 Memorial painted on their century old barn. Scott Hagan (AKA the Barn Artist) did a superb job with this mural. The barn has been bringing folks from near and far to see this touching tribute to those who give and have given for our safety. Check out the video on facebook under “the Barn Artist” and click on videos to find it.

This would be a great afternoon drive to see this beautiful tribute. Thanks Wayne and Mary for all you do, for your family, friends and community.

John Martin – Oliver 2255

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Here are some photos we have of our Oliver tractors. Our family photo was taken on John’s 60th birthday, on our 2255 Oliver. The photo was featured in the December edition of Ohio Farmers Fastline magazine as the cover tractor of the month. It is a 1974 Oliver 2255, restored by John Martin of Attica, Ohio. It was captioned “For this is where he planted his dreams…and set the foundation for a strong, hardworking and dedicated family.”

I have also included some pics of our tractors at the annual July/October Oakridge Festivals in Attica, Ohio. The show features tractor shows and pulls. Go to www.oakridgefestival.com for more information.

John Martin

419-426-1695

metjohn@woh.rr.com

Jim & Janet Fox – Cletracs

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Left to Right: 1944 AG-6,   1941 HG-68,    1937 E62

At 75 years of age, I am a 5th generation and still enjoy actively farming a modest 200 acre grain farm in what historically was called the Northern Ohio Great Black Swamp land.

As farming changed from the horse to early heavy iron tractors, there was a need for a replacement to allow early season spring working of the soil without compaction.

Crawler type tractors were very popular locally and our extended family farmed using six Cletracs during the 1930s thru the 1970s.   My Dad was the last in our family actively using Cletracs for muck-farming potatoes in the Homer, MI area.  The family members would make their Cletracs available to my Dad for parts to keep ours working.   When my Dad died in 1997, I found five Cletracs in various disrepair and brought them home to enjoy as four of them survived.   Three are show tractors and #4 is a stationary flag pole in my front yard.

Jim and Janet Fox

830 S. Yondota Rd.

Curtice, Ohio  43412

419-836-9617