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       In the years 1940, 41 and 42, we had a home-made Ford tractor, a Model T Ford and a Model A Ford to help do work around the farm. A 1937 Plymouth Sedan Delivery was purchased and used as our first road vehicle in 1941, replacing the horse and wagon. By 1941, the family was taking produce to the farm market in Curwensville. The farm was a place to raise pigs, chickens, beef and milk-cows. Twelve acres of land provided space for a garden and some field crops. The soil was almost all rocks and clay. It took years to remove the stones and build up the soil for farm crops. Clearing the farm of trees and stumps was still in progress in 1950.
  Louis and Florence Hauck wanted the farm to be something that could be passed on to the children. The depression came at the same time they started a family, and life was an up hill grind in more than one way. The farm was on a hill and never had a good road. The drive from the main highway was steep, and in the winter, chains were required on a car to get up the hill.
       Louis died in 1964 from heart failure. He had several heart attacks and had reached the point where he would carry a chair half way to the barn so he could just see the barn. For the last few months he was bed-ridden. During his youth, Louis had rheumatic fever which was the cause of his weakened heart.
       Florence lived at the farm until the age of 90 when she suffered a stroke. She spent the last years in the Curwensville Nursing Home.
       A grandson of Louis and Florence, Kevin Carr, bought the farm at that time.

       Louis and Florence left a legacy of hard work and honesty to the family they raised.

Louise, Ernest, Dean, Fred; About 1937

Dean pictured here with his friend, Tony, in 1943

Gordon Knepp, a cousin, and Fred on June.  June was as gentle as any horse. I would walk under her belly to show off with no fear of injury.