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Farm Life

John Scholl died February 4, 1910. He owned a modest farm in Colfax,
where he'd raised his seven children. Below is the list of property
auctioned at public sale on Monday, January 23, 1911. It represents
what it took to run a farm in those days.

Wm. Scholl, Executor
Col. D.L. Brown, Auct.
J.L. Barnes, Clerk

19 HEAD OF HORSES
1 bay mare, 4 years old, in foal
1 gray mare, 3 years old, in foal
1 brown mare, 9 years old, in foal
1 black horse, 7 years old, broke single and double, 
   gentle for lady to drive.
1 black mare, 8 years old
1 black horse, 9 years old, broke single and double
1 bay mare, coming 3 years old
1 gray mare, coming 3 years old
1 gray horse, coming 3 years old
3 black mares, coming 3 years old
1 bay mare, coming 3 years old
4 bay geldings, coming 3 years old
2 suckling colts

4 HEAD OF CATTLE

2 black steers, 2 years old
1 Holstein cow will be fresh in March
1 yearling steer

27 HEAD OF HOGS

12 brood sows, bred
8 shoats
1 white boar
1 sow
5 pigs

FARMING IMPLEMENTS

1 Deering 8-ft. binder
1 manure spreader
1 corn planter with 160 rds. of wire
3 wagons
1 McCormick mower
1 hay rake
1 gang plow
1 sulky plow
3 cultivators
1 disc
1 oats seeder
4 sets of double work harness
1 four-section harrow
1 walking plow
1 stalk rake
2 1/2 tons timothy hay
many other articles

TERMS OF SALE

$10.00 and under, Cash. 11 months time. 6 per cent
interest from day of sale. 3 per cent discount for 
cash on time sales.

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