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BiMancastar Fanning, Saturday. May 22,1993
Since the Benner family has occupied the house for eight generations, the furnish*
Ings were never sold but placed In the attic when no longer used. Susan rescued these
antique pieces and numerous others from the attic In order to establish the history of
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as is the old-fashioned cookstove. Some of the
ceiling light fixtures date back to the 19205.
The barn has louvered vents, a wooden silo,
and a metal windmill that still pumps water
for bam use.
Although the Benners call the farm the
Benner Homestead Farm, it will be called the
Spangler-Bcnncr Farms on the National
Register because the house was built by
It's Susan who pushed to have the farm
approved for the National Register of Historic
Susan said the process to have the farm
approved for the National Registrar was a
detailed and time-consuming project. Pages
of details and pictures were required.
She said, “The honor of being on the
National Register goes to my ancestors who
had foresight to preserve the family farm.
They had many offers to sell because of its
valley setting, but it’s a home that we will
never sell but hope to preserve for future
In addition to farming, D. Edwin has a part
time job as sealer of weight and measures for
Adams County and is an auctioneer. He and
Susan are board member of the Adams Coun
ty Farmers’ Association .
Susan, who was a highly-involved 4-H’er,
was a former national winner in dairy foods.
As a national winner, she received a $l,OOO
scholarship, which she applied toward her
studies for a nursing degree from Messiah
Susan said that her husband took her
maiden name when they married. “It’s not
because I'm a woman’s libber, it was his
idea,” she said.
With a heritage like the Benners, it’s a
name worth carrying on. Daughter Heidi is
the eighth generation of Benners to live on the
This 1900 s wagon is still used on
the Benner farm.
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The dairy princess program of
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young persons to make a personal
contribution to the well-being of
the dairy industry by devoting
their time and talent to the promo
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For more information and ap
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Extension Office at (814)
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