Oliver Troyer Family 2, 1941, Illinois
Raising Family ! Large Farm s a Problem Oliver Troyers Recall Their Experiences What makes a typical farm family typical? Well, problems, problems, for one thing. No hardy, worthwhile American family ever had strictly smooth and unruffled sailing all along. They run into choppy waters and sometimes high waves. But thry don't go around them. They go through them and ever them. This is the first cf several stories telling how the Oliver Troyers, I'anta-praph I'anta-praph I'anta-praph farm family district winners, have come through with flying colors. Editor. of Kurcka and Mm. Verna Wood of Low l'oint are married. Farmed 14 Years. The Troycr family has lived on the present farm, 365 acres rented from the D. S. Otto estate, for the lst five years. The other nine years of their family life was spent on a 160 acre farm one and one half miles southeast of Danvers They also lived for short periods near Minier and Shirley. Mrs. Troyer was born and raised near Danvers and she met Mr Troyer there while he was work ing on a farm near her home. Mr. Troyer spent his boyhood on a farm 11 miles southwest of iowo. City. They were married Feb. 21 1912, at Danvers. Mr. and Mrs. Troyer received their start by borrowing the nec essary fund3 from the bank and then making good on their note. Like the majority of families, however, however, they were hard pressed during during the depression years. Buy as They Earn. "Now," reports Mrs. Troyer, "we try to buy as we go and hold down any borrowing to a minimum." Mrs. Troyer gives this reason ing as the experience gained dur ing their struggle beating the de pression. Watch your Pantagraph and find out how Mr. Troyer worked to provide for his family family during the short years after 'S9. BY TYPICAL FARM FAMILY CONTEST EDITOK. Tiaisir.g a famiy has its def inite problems" an American mother ence said. Mrs. Oliver Troyer, mother of the Typical Illi r.ois Farm Family from the Pantagraph Pantagraph district, says, "raising a family of 10 children definitely has its problems." Mr. and Mrs. Troyer, with their children, will go to the State Fair Saturday to compete with 14 other other district winners for the title of "The Typical Illinois Farm Fam ily." Cash awards and other prizes await the State winner at the Fair. Mrs. Troyer, In reply to questions questions concerning the biggest prob lem in raising a farm family of 10 said, "I found the hardest part rjTLr a D the job was keeping them cleaned I NlGG IxUNS up and always having enough on the table for them to eat." Only Five Home. With only five children at home row, Mrs. Troyer still finds it nec essary to do the washing at least twice and sometimes three times a week. In addition, she must do the ironing, regular cooking for the three meals a day and plan for baking at least twice a week. The children at home now include include Orville, 19; John, 18; Ruth, 15; Fern, 10 and Donald, 8. JVayne E., 21, works on a farm near Eureka Eureka and Oliver M. Jr. is stationed at Camp Lee, Va 2 a Firemen Make The fire department answered three alarms Sunday. At 1:55 p. m. they rescued a cat from a tree at 1517 West Mulberry street. It had been up there since Thursday At 4:05 p. m. they put out a trash fire at the rear of the Model laundry, 215 East Market street, after it had caught the side of the building afire. Damage was estimated estimated at $50 or $60. At 4:10 p. m. they extinguished a crass tire at the ttloominfrton Claude A. of Mir.ier, Robert E. Country club.