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J.W. Sandrock Farm Records (Reynolds Township, Lee County)


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J.W. Sandrock Farm Records (Reynolds Township, Lee County), 1937-1992 | Northern Illinois University

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Collection Overview

Title: J.W. Sandrock Farm Records (Reynolds Township, Lee County), 1937-1992

ID: RHC/RC/233

Extent: 1.5 Linear Feet

Date Acquired: 07/09/1998. More info below under Accruals.

Subjects: Agriculture, Family farms, Farm life, Lee County (Ill), Sandrock Family

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The J.W. Sandrock Farm records date from 1937 to 1990 and contain reports for the farm located in Reynolds Township, Lee County, Illinois.  There is a gap in the records from 1975 to 1988.  The Farm Account Books include inventories, summaries, purchases, and sales of land, farm improvements, machinery and equipment, crops, and livestock.  The Illinois Farm Business Records located in boxes 2 and 3 may also contain farm business analysis and  annual reports of the Illinois Farm Bureau Farm Management Service.  These records contain similar information as the Farm Account Books.

The addendum dates from 1975 to 1992 and fills the gap in the Illinois Farm Business Records from 1975 to 1988 and 1991.  Also included are soil test reports, tax assessment, acreage allotments, and a purchase contract for soybeans.

Collection Historical Note

Martha E. Thiele and George Sandrock married June 6, 1857 and lived in Reynolds Township, Lee County, Illinois.  They farmed in Reynolds Township until George died of lung fever on March 7, 1872 after which Martha and her five children, George, Charles, Christina, Annie C., and William took over responsibility for the farm.  William married Anna C. Kersten in 1893 and farmed the family farm.  Joy William Sandrock was born January 13, 1906 to William and Anna Sandrock.  He grew up and eventually took responsibility for the family farm.  He married Mary Caroline Currens of Dixon, Illinois on August 19, 1934.  They had three daughters Norene, Nancy, and Verla.  Norene A. was born April 12, 1936 and married Melvin C. Tews; Nancy L. was born November 1, 1939 and married Jon S. Reed; and Verla R. was born August 17, 1943 and married Joseph J. Mantegna.  Joy William farmed the land until his death on October 28, 1992.  His wife Mary died August 4, 1997.  The farm still remains in the family belonging to the three daughters.  The land is rented to a local farmer.

Subject/Index Terms

Family farms
Farm life
Lee County (Ill)
Sandrock Family

Administrative Information

Repository: Northern Illinois University

Accruals: An addendum was added on September 6, 2002.

Access Restrictions: There are no restrictions on access to the collection.

Use Restrictions: Property rights in the collection belong to the Regional History Center; literary rights are dedicated to the public.

Acquisition Source: Verla Mantegna, Norene Tews, and Nancy Reed

Acquisition Method: Verla Mantegna, Norene Tews, and Nancy Reed donated the J.W. Sandrock Farm Records to the Northern Illinois Regional History Center on July 9, 1998.

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Folder 1-3: Illinois Farm Account Books, 1937-1945

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