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This farm was originally owned by Fritz Pfister, then handed down to his son Fritz. In 1965, Fritz Jr. retired and put the farm up for auction. My father, Duane P. Frey, purchased the 200 acre farm in April 1965. I was born in October and the farm had a small rock quarry on it. The quarry operated until the late 1920's. My father fenced in the whole farm and ran hogs on the entire place after the crops were off. I purchased the farm from my parents in 1994. There is no livestock anymore but we raise corn and soybeans. A lot of changes in the last 46 years...

—Matthew E. Frey

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