George Sartorius of Hancock County, Illinois, is encouraging his fellow farmer to sow ten acres of spring wheat in this 1918 letter. His reasons are two fold: the weather has hindered the winter wheat and grain is needed for the war effort.
George is a first cousin of my great-grandmother, Tena (Janssen) Ufkes [1895-1986]. They were grandchildren of Hinrich Ameling and Trientje (Behrens) Sartorius of Adams County, Illinois.
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