Commented on 26-FPI-34Piatt County, IL
This is the home place where my grandparents moved in the early 1930's. Clarence and June P (Webb) Simpson. Here they raised their 6 children;Eugene, Charles, Martha, Carol, Nancy and Leslie. Eugene and Charles farmed alongside their dad. CE Simpson and Sons. They raised corn and soybeans, Angus cattle and had an excavating business. I moved to this farm in 2000 with my husband, and twin boys after Eugene's death in 1999. We continue to manage the farms and raise our 6 children here. Ed and Tammy Simpson Potter, Jameson, Calen, Sierra, Erika, Alexandra and Benjamin.
Commented on 18-FDW-20De Witt County, IL
This is farmed owned by my grandfather, Clarence E Simpson. This is a picture of what is now (2019) our grain bin site. I'm not sure who lived in that old house located in the trees. I know we called this the Sievers farm and the newer house east of this lane and older home was where i grew up with my parents, Charles and Arvilla (Dawson) Simpson. My dad, Charles; his brother Eugene; farmed with their dad, Clarence E Simpson. They were corn, soybean farmers, raised black angus cattle, and as a side job they had an excavating business. Some of their contributions to Farmer City included the building of the Farmer City Raceway tracks, High school football field, and numerous jobs cleaning out drainage ditches.
Commented on 18-FDW-21De Witt County, IL
My grandfather, Clarence E Simpson owned this farm we referred to as the Sievers farm. Charles, Arvilla (Dawson) Simpson and I, (Tammy Simpson Potter) lived there. Mom and dad were married in 1954 and they moved in then. Mom recently passed away in 2017 and still lived in this home although remodeled in 1980's. My father, Charles, was killed in a farm accident on this farm back by the gravel pit. He was cutting down a tree along the salt creek and the tree kicked back and killed him. 1996.
Commented on 18-FDW-16De Witt County, IL
This was one of the farms my dad and uncle (Charles and Eugene Simpson) owned. We called this the Herrick farm and our hired man Bill Sievers lived in that older home. Shortly thereafter.... State built Interstate 74 and split this farm in 2+tracts. At the end of this lane is now a barrow pit that was used for gravel in building the interstate.