PAUL J. UHLENHAKE, 62,650 N. Mill St. Celina, Ohio passed away
January 22, 1990. He is survived by his wife; four sons; three
daughters; six grandchildren; two brothers; two sisters. He was
preceded in death by two brothers and a sister. Mr. Uhlenhake was
retired from Goodyear, St. Marys, Ohio. He was a member of the
Mercer County Historical Society and the Rockford Old Fashioned
Farmers Association. He was an excellent mechanic and had restored
several antique tractors and farm machinery. He delighted in
exhibiting his 40 KW McCormick Deering tractor which was restored
in mint condition. He also enjoyed attending public sales and swap
He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and its
Men’s Society. Services were held at the church with the Rev.
James McCabe officiating. His memory will long be cherished in our
Submitted by: Merlin C. Wine, 1202 Nagel, St. Marys, Ohio
BERNARD GROVE, age 60, of Barnesville, Ohio passed away December
4, 1989 of a massive heart attack. The son of the late Earl &
Hazel Grove, he was born December 27, 1928.
He is survived by his wife, Carol Wyatt Grove whom he married on
January 3, 1954, two daughters, one son, eight grandchildren, 2
sisters and one brother.
He was a member of the Barnesville First Methodist Church,
Midwest Toll Collection Assoc, Stump town Steam Threshers and was
active in the Barnesville Pumpkin Festival. He was retired from
Consolidation Coal Company but worked part-time in a wood working
shop in Barnesville, Ohio.
Bernard will be sadly missed by his family and many friends.
Submitted by William Flowers, Sec. Stump town Steam Threshers
ANTON ‘TONY’ ROHBOCH, 76, of Orem Utah died November 24,
1989 in Sandy, Utah. He was born In American Fork, a son of Carl E.
and Anna Rohbach.
Tony was a member of the Utah Antique Machinery Association, and
was considered the father of the organization, or the top authority
when it came to restoration of old machinery. Tony was collecting
and restoring old machinery long before the club was organized. He
was always willing to help anyone and loved to show his machinery
to anyone interested. He personally hosted live steam shows just
for grade school children.
Tony owned and operated ‘Tony’s Floral and
Greenhouses’ in Orem until 1970. He also worked as a machinist
at railroad and machine shops over the years. He retired at age 62,
but he owned and operated his machine shop services in Orem until
Tony was also a skilled boiler maker and blacksmith and an
expert with steam engine repairs and restored many
turn-of-the-century steam engines, steam tractors and other
machinery. He worked as a volunteer for a number of years at the
Jensen Historical Farm in Cache Valley restoring its machinery. In
1976 Governor Calvin Ramton presented him with the Governor’s
Craftsman Award honoring him for his abilities.
In working to preserve our heritage, Tony became a legend. He
will not be forgotten.
Submitted by. Birk Petersen, 557 E. 3460 North, Provo, Utah
Two well-known members of the Old Timers Club of Greene County,
Ohio passed away in 1989. RAY McDUFFORD, a long time member of the
Old Timers Club of Greene County, Ohio, passed away on June 29th at
the age of 79. Ray was a fine friend, a great engine mechanic, who
always greeted you with a smile. He was Chaplain of the ‘Old
Timers’ for many years and served the club in many ways. He
collected Fuller & Johnson and in later years, when his
eyesight failed, Johnson Iron Horse engines. He knew these so well
that some members claimed he could smell them at the shows. He
would grin and say, ‘go over there and look, you’ll see
one.’ His pleasant nature and gentle manner will be sorely
In December, the Old Timers Club lost another member, JERRY
KATHE, aged 54. He passed away on December 10, 1989. Jerry was a
toy tractor and model car enthusiast. During the time he was a
member, he became the club expert on John Deere ‘B’
tractors. He located and restored the same ‘B’ he drove as
a teenager on his grandparents’ farm in Greene County, Ohio.
Jerry was a great organizer. For the last three years he planned
and promoted the tractor displays at the Old Timers Festival to
where it became a successful and popular part of the show. His
friendly attitude and helpfulness will be greatly missed by all who
Submitted by: Old Timers Club, Greene County, Ohio, Richard
We in the Southern Tier Gas and Steam Engine Club lost a great
companion this last summer. We called him the ‘Briggs and
We are going to miss you, WARREN HOW.
Submitted by: Everett E. Schermerhorn, Ford Hill Road, Box,
Whitneypoint, NY 13862.