Hoosier Homestead Awards Honor Farm Families

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The Hoosier Homestead Award has been bestowed since 1976, more than 5,500 families have received the award. The Hoosier Homestead Award has been bestowed since 1976, more than 5,500 families have received the award.
INDIANAPOLIS -

Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch and Indiana State Department of Agriculture Director Bruce Kettler honored 88 families Friday with the Hoosier Homestead Award.

To be eligible for the Hoosier Homestead Award, farms must also consist of more than 20 acres or produce more than $1,000 of agricultural products annually. There are three categories for the award, including the Centennial Award for 100 years of ownership, the Sesquicentennial Award for 150 years of ownership and the Bicentennial Award for 200 years of ownership.

“I want to congratulate all of the recipients of this prestigious award,” said Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch, Indiana’s Secretary of Agriculture and Rural Development. “Our state, economically and socially, depends on our farming families, and we owe a great deal to the work they do.”

The recipients are:

County - Farm/Family Name - Homestead Date - Type of Award

Adams - Kruetzman - 1891 - Centennial

Allen - Bradtmueller - 1902 - Centennial

Allen - Yoder - 1918 - Centennial

Bartholomew - O'Neal - 1918 - Centennial

Bartholomew - Burbrink - Schroer - 1910 - Centennial

Bartholomew - Arnholt - Smith - 1890 - Centennial

Bartholomew - Reinking - Smith - 1856 - Sesquicentennial

Brown - Roark Brown County Family Farm - 1910 - Centennial

Cass - Cynthia Lynn (Smith) Beckom & Amanda Lynn Beckom - 1844 - Sesquicentennial

Cass - Green - 1918 - Centennial

Cass - Robert & Mary Apple Kitchel - 1917 - Centennial

Cass - McIntosh - McMillen - 1868 - Sesquicentennial

Clark - James A. Kruer - 1893 - Centennial

Clay - Groover - 1867 - Sesquicentennial

Clay - Schlegel - 1886 - Centennial

Clinton - Need Family Farms - 1916 - Centennial

Crawford - Perry Crecelius - 1918 - Centennial

Crawford - Crecelius - 1918 - Centennial

Daviess - Hunter - Nolan - 1818 - Bicentennial

Dearborn - Hartman - 1918 - Centennial

Decatur - Fry - 1887 - Centennial

Decatur - Jonathan C. & Sara A. Galbraith - 1848 - Sesquicentennial

DeKalb - Bowman & Bowman Farms, Inc. - 1873 - Centennial

DeKalb - Morr - 1900 - Centennial

DeKalb - Hines - 1836 - Sesquicentennial

DeKalb - Nelson Family LLC - 1868 - Sesquicentennial

Dubois - Victor A. Beckman - 1849 - Centennial & Sesquicentennial

Dubois - Joshua J. Himsel - 1887 - Centennial

Dubois - Weisman - 1866 - Sesquicentennial

Franklin - Burk - 1918 - Centennial

Franklin - Obermeyer - 1891 - Centennial

Franklin - Siefert - 1869 - Centennial

Franklin - Stenger - 1901 - Centennial

Fulton - Kline - Wagoner - 1876 - Centennial

Hamilton - Flanders/Sheller Farms - 1865 - Sesquicentennial

Hamilton - Joseph Wheeler - 1851 - Centennial & Sesquicentennial

Hamilton - Haughey - 1882 - Centennial

Hancock - Garst - 1918 - Centennial

Harrison - Chuck & Sandy Hess - 1854 - Centennial & Sesquicentennial

Harrison - Deatrick/Lind - 1915 - Centennial

Henry - Kautz - Query - 1918 - Centennial

Howard - Eller - 1905 - Centennial

Howard - Fisher - 1847 - Sesquicentennial

Howard - E. Wesley Smith - 1848 - Centennial & Sesquicentennial

Howard - Tarkington - 1918 - Centennial

Jackson - M & M Wischmeier - 1915 - Centennial

Jasper - Putt - 1902 - Centennial

Jasper - Guth/Waibel - 1899 - Centennial

Jennings - Graham - 1815 - Bicentennial

Jennings - Horstman - 1878 - Centennial

Johnson - William O. Canary - 1898 - Centennial

Kosciusko - Whetstone - 1842 - Centennial & Sesquicentennial

LaGrange - Robert Thompson - 1885 - Centennial

LaPorte - Hickory Grove Farm/Mohlke Family - 1918 - Centennial

LaPorte - Thomas - 1918 - Centennial

Lawrence - Robert G. Stipp - 1849 - Sesquicentennial

Madison - Ashton - 1864 - Sesquicentennial

Madison - James Steven Doty - 1868 - Sesquicentennial

Madison - Jarrell - 1917 - Centennial

Madison - Marshall & Margaret Gwinn Farm - 1917 - Centennial

Madison - Sandra S. Swindell -- W.H.S. Farm - 1908 - Centennial

Marshall - Gottschalk - 1858 - Centennial & Sesquicentennial

Marshall - Sahlhoff - 1887 - Centennial

Martin - Billings - 1918 - Centennial

Montgomery - Moser Farm - 1917 - Centennial

Noble - Frank E. & Evelyn J. Evers - 1854 - Sesquicentennial

Noble - The Scheurich - 1866 - Centennial & Sesquicentennial

Ohio - Dennis - 1868 - Sesquicentennial

Ohio - Sommer - 1918 - Centennial

Orange - David & Jessica Watts - 1860 - Centennial & Sesquicentennial

Pulaski - Jarman - 1901 - Centennial

Randolph - Jordan - 1834 - Sesquicentennial

Ripley - Kegley - 1865 - Sesquicentennial

Ripley - Brunsman - Moster - 1905 - Centennial

Rush - Gray - 1863 - Sesquicentennial

Shelby - Weintraut - 1891 - Centennial

Spencer - Seger - 1915 - Centennial

Sullivan - Davis - 1918 - Centennial

Tipton - Achenbach - 1918 - Centennial

Union - Hawley - Brookbank - 1865 - Centennial & Sesquicentennial

Wayne - Alexander - 1897 - Centennial

Wayne - Martin - 1909 - Centennial

Wells - Minnich - 1872 - Centennial

Wells - Powell - 1916 - Centennial

Wells - David Werling - 1916 - Centennial

White - Lemming - 1894 - Centennial

White - Humphreys - 1883 - Centennial

White - Sheets - 1918 - Centennial

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