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Family Farmers: 1939

Family Farmers: 1939

October 1939. "Family of Fred Schmeeckle, Farm Security Administration borrower, on their dryland farm in Weld County, Colorado." Medium format acetate negative by Arthur Rothstein for the FSA. View full size.

 

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Schmeeckle family

Fred Carl Schmeeckle was born in Eustis, NE, on Feb 28, 1887. He homesteaded in the Stoneham area of Weld County, CO, in 1910 and, on Jun 17, 1914, married Anna (or Anny) Louise Hanson, who was born in Norway on Sep 9, 1892. They had 5 children:

Leonard H. Schmeeckle - Sep 1, 1915 - Aug 1, 1972 (age 61)
Ruby Schmeeckle Patrick - Oct 3, 1919 - Sep 10, 2003 (age 83)
Floyd Lester Schmeeckle - Dec 8, 1924 - Jan 28, 1997 (age 72)
Glenn O'Neil Schmeeckle - Jun 13, 1927 - Apr 23, 1997 (age 69)
Julius "Jay" Schmeeckle - Mar 23, 1931 - Sep 29, 2016 (age 85)

Anna died on Dec 23, 1953, at age 61. Fred married again, to Christina Lee Carlson on Valentine's Day 1960, and retired from farming. He died in a nursing home in Sterling, CO, on Jul 29, 1975, at age 88. His second wife died 2 1/2 years later.

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