The Century Farm Program

To qualify for the century farm designation, the farm must have been owned by the same family for 100 or more years by July 4, of the year.
The farm must contain at least 80 acres of the original farm and the present owner must be related to the original owner.
The century farm program is sponsored by the Farm Bureau and the agriculture department.
The owners receive certificates from the Iowa department of agriculture and markers for their fences from the Iowa Farm Bureau federation.
The deadline for farmers to apply for the designation is Dec.
31 each year.

~Facts gathered by volunteer, Mary Holub

 

~Above photo by Sharon R. Becker, IAGenWeb Volunteer

 

PLYMOUTH COUNTY CENTURY FARMS

~Source: 1998 Plymouth Co. Heritage Book

~Source: Additional Plymouth County Century Farms list for years 1998-2010

Deed Ownership - Mailing Address of Owners at the time of Century Farm certification
Yr Purchased
Yr Century Farm Certificate
Orig. Owner
Ahlers, Andrew & Angela - Remsen
1878
1979
Ahlers, John - LeMars 1908 2008  
Ahlers, Paul & Mary; Jim & Rosie; Nick & Deb Staab 1908 2011  
Ahlers, Robert - LeMars 1908 2008  
Ahrendsen, Marion & Melvin - Merrill 1906 2007  
Ahrendsen, Melvin - Merrill 1889 2003  
Albert, Daniel & Julie - LeMars 1906 2006  
Albert, David William - LeMars
1885
1985
Albert, Janice - Hinton
1870
1976
Albert, M. Janice - LeMars 1906 2006  
Allen, Mrs. Lois Harnack - Remsen
1879
1984
Arens, Mrs. Elvira - Remsen
1883
1983
Arens, Keith A. - Remsen
1894
1995
Ashlane Dairy Farm, Inc. - LeMars
1882
1982
Bailey, Hildred A. - Remsen
1881
1981
Bainbridge, Craig - Kingsley 1900 2005  
Barker, Norman - Ireton
1893
1983
Barkley, Laurence J. - Sioux City 1906 2006  
Bauer, Carl H. & Elsea - Pierson
1884
1984
Becker, Alma - Hinton
1870
1976
Becker, Dorothea - Hinton
1870
1976
Becker, Gene - Hinton
1870
1976
Becker, John - LeMars
1873
1976
Becker, Robert & Leona - LeMars 1906 2006  
Beelner, Cynthia - Kingsley 1903 2008  
Behning, Mary F. - Remsen
1881
1981
Beitelspacher, Dean & Diane - LeMars
1893
1993
Bergin, Ralph - LeMars
1867
1976
Binneboese, Harold - Hinton
1882
1985
Blackburn, Byron Wesley - Pierson 1908 2008  
Bleich, Dorothy - Remsen
1881
1981
Blighton, Carolyn Thomson - Kingsley
1887
1987
Bogenrief, James & Kathleen - Merrill
1871
1976
Bogh, Myrne - Remsen
1876
1976
Bohnenkamp, Robert - LeMars 1905 2005  
Bolton, Valaria - Kingsley 1907 2007  
Bonnes, Mrs. Gea - Hinton
1877
1985
Borchers, Mark Lynn - Akron
1882
1985
Brauch, Paul A. & Mary C. - LeMars
1877
1978
Brehm, James - Merrill
1873
1976
Britt, Joyce & Dennis - LeMars 1909 2009  
Brodie, Malcolm & Beverly - Akron 1911 2011  
Brown, Shirley - Kingsley 1884 2004  
Brown, Virginia - Merrill
1884
1984
Bruning, Darrell E. - Kingsley
1883
1984
Bruning, Terrance L. - Kingsley
1883
1984
Bunkers, Steve - Remsen
1893
1994
Burkard, Ronald & Delores - LeMars 1900 2007  
Carel, Barbara - Hinton
1884
1984
Carel, Rev. William - Hinton
1884
1984
Carlson, Arthur Bruce - Sioux City 1896 1997  
Clark, Pat - Akron
1888
1993
Connor, Katherine - LeMars
1871
1976
Conover, John - Ireton 1880 2011  

Creasey, Elaine - Kingsley

1884 2008  
Cronin, Paula - Remsen 1899 2007  
Cronin, Robert J. & Paula A. - LeMars 1901 2001  
Crouch, Lloyd - Westfield
1872
1976
Culler, Julie - Kingsley 1903 2008  
Davis, Sharon K. - Akron 1898 2002  
Delperdang, Donald - Remsen
1881
1981
Dolan, Jo Ann - Akron 1898 2003  
Dorr, Eugene L. - Remsen
1894
1995
Dry Farm - Merrill
1885
1990
Dugan, Marilyn A. - Kingsley
1883
1984
Elliot, G. Bruce - Hinton
1871
1976
Erichsen, George L. - Remsen
1886
1986
Feeney, Mary E. - Kingsley
1878
1984
Feller, Darlene Ruhland - Hinton 1905 2006  
Flannery, Arthur - Hinton
1872
1976
Flannery, Arthur - Hinton
1871
1988
Flannery, Tom - Hinton
1868
1976
Flannery, Tom Jr. & Kristy - Hinton
1869
1988
Flannery, Tom W. & Genevieve - Hinton
1869
1988
Freking, Gregg - LeMars 1905 2005  
Frerichs, Herbert & Margaret - Akron 1899 2006  
Frerichs, Kenneth & Arlene
1877
1977
Friedrich, Mrs. Herman C. - Akron
1883
1987
Gabel, Eva M. - LeMars 1910? 2010  
Gengler, Gerald & Jeanette Hohbach 1909 2011  
Grage, Lee - Remsen
1888
1988
Graham, Mr. & Mrs. Norman - Sioux City
1872
1983
Groetken, Mrs. Gerkard - LeMars
1875
1976
Groetken, Leo - LeMars
1876
1996
Groetken Farms Inc., Philip J. Groetken - Maurice
1891
1991
Grubb, Vernon - Kingsley 1884 1999  
Grubb, Vernon & Nancy - Kingsley 1900 2003  
Hahn, Samuel & Juanita - Merrill
1890
1995
Haines, Darlene - LeMars
1860
1978
Hansen, Allan E. - Remsen
1891
1993
Hansen, Curtis & Barbara - Remsen
1876
1992
Hansen, Kay L. (Vondrak) - Hinton 1884 1997  
Hardie, William D. Jr. - Pierson
1885
1986
Harlowe, Joan - Akron
1888
1993
Harms, Gladys - LeMars
1882
1984
Harnack, Vance A. - Remsen
1884
1984
Harpenau, Marlene - LeMars 1881 2005  
Harrington, Farrel & Tillie - LeMars
1883
1983
Harris, Stuart - Akron 1881 1999  
Hartman, Darvin - Merrill
1873
1976
Hartman, Floyd - Merrill
1873
1976
Hartter, Marie - Hinton
1876
1976
Hawkins, David & Judy - Orange City 1898 2007  
Hawkins, Richard H. - LeMars
1890
1992
Heeren, Norman - LeMars
1893
1995
Heimgartner, Duane G. & Lorna - Hinton 1899 1999  
Heimgartner, Harold D. - Hinton
1882
1991
Heimgartner, Robert - Hinton
1882
1991
Held, Clarence & Fern - Hinton
1866
1976
Held, Don - Hinton
1880
1985
Held, Elvin - Hinton
1880
1985
Hemenway, Beulah - Merrill
1878
1981
Hickey, Frances E. - LeMars
1882
1984
Hillrichs, Gary - Akron 1898 2003  
Hodgen, John & Pat - Remsen 1906 2006  
Hodgen, Martha M. - Remsen 1906 2006  
Hodgson, Clayton
1876
1977
Hoffman, George - Merrill
1874
1976
Hoffman, Ken & Katherine 1862 2011  
Hoffman, Thomas family - LeMars 1883 2003  
Holzman, Nancy & Leon - LeMars 1895 1997  
Homan, Mrs. Gerald - Remsen 1909 2009  
Jaminet, Helen - Remsen
1883
1983
Jauer, Gladys J. - Hinton
1880
1990
Jessen, Eleanore Delambert - Pierson 1903 2006  
Johnson, Alfred E. - Remsen
1887
1987
Johnson, Arthur H. Estate (Dale Johnson) - Remsen
1887
1987
Johnson, Bob & Sharon - LeMars 1900 2011  
Johnson, Doris & John H. - Merrill
1890
1990
Johnson, John; William & Irene, Samuel, Mark Philips 1893 2011  
Joy, Don LTD. - Merrill
1885
1986
Juhl, Dale - Remsen 1897 1998  
Junck, Bernice - Hinton
1872
1976
Junck, Irvin - Hinton
1872
1976
Junck, Rick & Theresa - Hinton 1894 2008  
Kass, Joe - Remsen
1892
1993
Keffeler, Donald - Remsen 1908 2008  
Keffeler, Norma A. - Remsen 1906 2006  
Kellen, Del & Lori - LeMars 1908 2011  
Keunen, Jeannine - Hinton 1905 2006  
Kilker, Dorothy - LeMars 1901 2006  
Kleihauer, Gerhard Otto - LeMars
1884
1995
Klemme, Daryl & Louise - Akron
1881
1988
Klemme, Leslie A. & Florence - Akron
1880
1985
Klohs, Murle W. & Dolores C. - Remsen
1887
1988
Kluver, Arlan & Christine - LeMars
1892
1992
Kluver, Herman E. - Remsen
1892
1992
Knapp, Barry E. & Carolyn L. - Westfield 1893 1998  
Knapp, Cyrus - Westfield
1873
1976
Knapp, Cyrus P. - Hancock Twp 1880 1980  
Koch, Charlotte - Remsen
1885
1985
Koch, Melvin & Jeanette - Remsen
1885
1985
Kohler, Kenneth - Remsen
1881
1981
Konopasek, Sylvia & Donald -Remsen
1879
1988
Konz, Jane Frances - Remsen
1883
1983
Kounkel, John & Connie - Merrill 1909 2009  
Kramer, Dorothy Ann - LeMars
1877
1978
Krekow, Lois C. - Remsen 1900 2000  
Krogman, Pearl L. - Remsen
1893
1993
Kruse, Alfred - LeMars
1885
1995
Kruse, Claus John - LeMars
1888
1994
Kruse, Donald - LeMars
1884
1996
Kruse, Mrs. Louis - LeMars
1885
1985
Kruse, Ralph - LeMars
1885
1985
Kruse, Wendal - Remsen
1885
1985
Kuehn, Elmer & Lorine - LeMars
1882
1982
Lamoureux, Betty - Hinton 1900 2001  
Lang, Harold E. - LeMars
1878
1979
Lang, Samantha Lois - Oyens 1881 1997  
Langel, Joann - Hinton 1905 2006  
Larson, Niels - Remsen
1894
1995
Laude, LeRoy Vincent - Kingsley
1883
1984
Laughton, George L. - LeMars 1904 2007  
Lembcke, Clay - Hinton
1873
1976
Letsche, Vernon L. & Rita Kay - Remsen
1885
1985
Lewis, Eleanore M. - Akron
1888
1993
Lilly, David - Westfield
1887
1993
Lippke, Elvin & Naomi - Merrill 1899 2000  
Loutsch, Anthony P. - Remsen 1891 1997  
Loutsch, Bob & Leslie; Earl Loutsch - Remsen 1898 2012  
Lubben, Emma T. - LeMars 1900 2000  
Ludwigs, Harry J. - LeMars
1882
1983
Luken, Dorothy Marguerite - LeMars 1887 1998  
Lundgren, Allen - LeMars
1881
1982
Lundgren, Robert - LeMars
1882
1984
Maass, Arnold & Kenneth - Remsen
1887
1987
Malone, Mary R. & Odessa L. Ofstad - Westfield 1900 2012  
Manz, Pearl - Merrill
1876
1976
Marienau, Evelyn - Akron
1888
1996
Marienau, James - LeMars 1902 2002  
Marienau, John H. - LeMars
1892
1995
Marquis, Vance B. - Remsen
1882
1987
Martin, Thomas Louis - Westfield
1893
1993
McDermott, Lawrence W. - Kingsley 1901 2001  
McDougall, John - Struble
1870
1976
McFarlane, Elaine - LeMars
1885
1985
McPherson, Elizabeth - LeMars
1860
1978
Meehan, Susan - Kingsley 1903 2008  
Menke, Marlene F. - Kingsley
1883
1984
Mocider, Daniel P. - Kingsley 1888 2000  
Mocider, Paul R. & Nancy - Kingsley 1888 2000  
Mocider, Robert P. & Mary Lou - Kingsley 1888 2000  
Mohning, Arnold - LeMars
1875
1976
Mohning, Stanley & Blanche - LeMars 1891 1999  
Molzen, Harry - Akron
1881
1983
Molzen, Leonard - LeMars
1878
1995
Moore, Marcella - LeMars
1860
1978
Morrissey, Ruth Sitzmann - Kingsley 1908 2008  
Morton, John W. & Mildred L. - LeMars
1881
1982
Moser, Jerry & Linda - Marcus 1910? 2010  
Muecke, H. Ford - Hinton
1876
1976
Muller, Francis & Mary Lou - Remsen 1899 1999  
Murphy, John - LeMars
1891
1995
Murray, Alice C. - Kingsley
1895
1995
Murray, Dale F. & Betty J. - Kingsley
1886
1987
Muth, Vincent - Hawarden
1873
1979
Nafe, Verlyn - Kingsley 1895 1997  
Nanninga, Rae - Hinton
1870
1976
Neunaber, Donald J. - Akron 1901 2003  
Neyens, Marvin - Hinton
1884
1990
Nielsen, Darlis - Akron 1898 2003  
Nilles, Lorne G. - Remsen
1879
1993
Oetken, Freda J. - Akron
1888
1996
Oetken, Sheryl M. - LeMars 1888 1997  
Ortmann, Cathy Carel - Hinton
1884
1984
Osterbuhr, Helen
1872
1977
Paramore, Richard - Westfield
1887
1993
Parker, Wilma - LeMars
1860
1978
Pauling, Judi - LeMars
1874
1991
Perier, Cleone - Kingsley
1873
1976
Petersen, Marcella - Hinton
1880
1986
Petersen, Stanley - Sioux City 1898 2008  
Pfaffle, Wayne & Janice - Remsen 1884 2008  
Phelan, Leland
1872
1977
Pittman, Steven & Kathy - Kingsley 1894 2006  
Pittman, Jim - Kingsley 1894 2006  
Plendl, Robert D. - Kingsley 1910 2012  
Plueger, Lucille M. - LeMars
1893
1995
Plueger, Melvin & Joan, Helen Plueger - LeMars 1900 2013  
Poeckes, David & Becky - Remsen 1908 2011  
Porsch, John F. - Kingsley 1892 2001  
Portz, Orville & Joan - Remsen
1878
1979
Prairie Fields, Inc. 1910? 2010  
Puhl, Roseen M. - LeMars
1878
1978
Radloff, Larry D. - LeMars 1896 2012  
Raetz, Margaret - Remsen
1882
1983
Raveling, Hildegarde Estate - Remsen
1890
1995
Reichel, Anna Catherine - LeMars
1892
1992
Reinking, David & Peggy 1912 2012  
Renken, Walter & Edith - LeMars 1899 2004  
Richards, Reginald R. Jr. - LeMars
1882
1984
Richards, Reginald R. Sr. - LeMars
1882
1984
Richards, William - LeMars
1882
1984
Richardson, Keith M. & Marilyn - Kingsley 1914 2014  
Riediger, Warren - Hinton
1875
1976
Roepke, Eldon & Rowena - Kingsley 1899 2000  
Rolfes, Kenneth C. - LeMars
1889
1995
Rolling, Jerry & Eilene - Remsen 1910 2014  
Ross, Leo J. - Akron
1877
1983
Rowe, Dean & Jean P. - LeMars
1886
1995
Ruba, Roman & Harold - Remsen
1887
1988
Ruhland, Blue - Hinton 1905 2006  
Ruhland, Ellen, Douglas & Susie - Remsen 1908 2013  
Ruhland, Norbert - Hinton 1905 2006  
Russell, Eugene & Edna - LeMars 1906 2006  
Sayre, Susan K. Greenwald - Hinton 1892 2002  
Scheel, John - Remsen 1881 2000  
Scheitler, Bill Jr. & Dorothy - LeMars
1881
1991
Schiltz, Donald - Remsen
1887
1987
Schmidt, Russell & Donna - Ireton 1890 2011  
Schneider, Donald - Hinton
1856
1976
Schneider, Dwight - Merrill
1864
1976
Schneider, Glenn - Hinton
1864
1976
Schneider, Harold - Hinton
1866
1976
Schneider, John A. - LeMars
1884
1985
Schneider, Sylvia - LeMars
1884
1985
Schnepf, Loren & Sandy - LeMars 1907 2009  
Schnepf, Robert & Marie - LeMars 1897 1997  
Schoenrock, Jerry, Phil, Douglas - LeMars
1883
1983
Schorg, Gerald - Remsen 1908 2013  
Schroeder, Irvin & Silverius - Remsen
1881
1981
Schrooten, Roiden - LeMars
1884
1986
Schultz, Marvin M. - Merrill
1878
1981
Singer, Dora - LeMars
1874
1991
Sitzmann, Annette - Hinton 1905 2006  
Sitzmann, Dolores - Hinton
1893
1996
Sitzmann, Dolores, Earl & Olive - Kingsley
1896
1996
Sitzmann, Emmett & Lucy - Kingsley 1908 2011  
Sitzmann, Lew & Jean - Kingsley 1899 2008  
Skotvold, Aurel Jean - LeMars 1897 1997  
Smith, Virgil J. & Mary O. - Akron
1887
1988
Southwick, Emma R. - Kingsley
1884
1984
Spiecker, Elaine C. - Remsen 1881 2000  
Spies, Dwight - Merrill
1874
1976
Spies, Fern - Merrill
1874
1976
Spies, Leland - Merrill
1874
1976
Staab, Ervin - Remsen
1881
1983
Staab, Joseph - Remsen 1878 2002  
Steffen, Anna M. - Remsen
1883
1983
Steffen, Anna, Orville & Roy - Remsen
1883
1983
Stephens, Lyle R. - LeMars
1883
1985
Sudtelgte, Dale B. - Remsen
1878
1986
Susemihl, Arnold & Leora - Merrill
1885
1986
Swanson, Janice Carel - Hinton
1884
1984
Taylor, Harvey S. - LeMars
1880
1981
Taylor, Janet Gabel - Merrill 1902 2004  
Taylor, Victor - Akron
1870
1976
Tentinger, Michael A. & Rochelle - Remsen
1895
1995
Tentinger, Roman - Remsen
1882
1982
Thompson, Iola - Kingsley 1899 2005  
Thompson, Tommy - Kingsley 1899 2005  
Thoms, Maynard - LeMars
1893
1996
Thomson, James - Kingsley 1903 2008  
Thomson, (L.E. Joyce) - Kingsley 1903 2008  
Thomson, Randall - Kingsley 1903 2008  
Tindall, Adam Jr. - Akron
1880
1982
Tindall, Clark & Nancy - LeMars 1908 2011  
Toben, Gene & Connie - Akron
1885
1986
Treinen, Bernard J. - Remsen
1881
1981
Treinen, Helen F. - Remsen
1881
1981
Treinen, Hugh - Remsen
1881
1981
Treinen, Merle & Wilma - Remsen
1881
1981
Treinen, Norman - Remsen
1891
1992
Truesdell, Jane - Kingsley
1878
1991
Utesch, Paul Max - LeMars
1884
1996
VanBuskirk, Beverly L. - LeMars 1893 1996  
VanNatta, Delores J. & Joyce V. Loutsch 1901 2012  
Vondrak, Joseph & E. Irene - Hinton 1890 1999  
Vondrak, Larry & Peggy - Sioux City 1897 2006  
Voss, Arthur J. - Akron 1897 1998  
Wagner, Dan - Remsen 1909 2009  
Wales, Ruth M. - Akron
1885
1987
Weber, Walter J. - LeMars
1873
1992
Weidauer, Carol - LeMars 1903 2003  
Weidauer, Lloyd A. - LeMars 1903 2003  
Weidauer, Timothy O. - LeMars 1903 2003  
Weishaar, Roger & Sharon - LeMars 1893 2002  
Weisser, Donna - Kingsley 1894 2006  
Welch, Steven & LaNay - Westfield 1888 2003  
Wendt, Ralph - LeMars
1880
1983
Westhoff, Louis - LeMars 1880 1999  
Whitmer, Delia - Merrill
1874
1976
Wiersma, Rebecca E. - LeMars 1903 2003  
Wilhelm, Hope - Sioux City 1898 2008  
Willer, John L. & Dwain J. - Akron 1912 2014  
Wilsbacher, Mr. & Mrs. William - Hinton
1872
1976
Winquist, John M. - Akron
1888
1993
Winter, Rudolph - Sioux City
1869
1976
Witt, Dale - Remsen
1891
1995
Wolf, James L. - LeMars
1882
1994
Woll, Lawrence T. & Jeanne M. - LeMars
1887
1989
Woockmann, Ruth - LeMars
1874
1991
Woolworth, Douglas Lee - Hinton
1889
1994

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