About Us

Dennis Christiansen Binding WheatThe members of the Will County Threshemen’s Association continue to share their interest and passion for steam engines,tractors, and engines. Annually, we operate our show in late July so that you, our visitors, can see what the engines looked like many years ago, and how equipment has changed and farming practices modernized. Our area has a rich agricultural history; we invite you to the next show, near Manhattan, to come and share it.  See information elsewhere on this site for the current  Host farm location.

Our Club has been in existence for over fifty years. Threshing groups, though, harken back to the early 1900’s when the threshing circle traveled farm to farm to thresh grain. Many hands were needed to operate the huge steam engines. Everyone on the farm would heed the call when they heard, “The threshers are coming!”

Today, our members include descendants of some of the original club founders, as well as steamer/tractor owners and enthusiasts. You are also invited to join us, too, at our monthly meetings, the second Thursday of the month.

 
Officers:      
President:
Alan         Heatherwick
49 E. Bowen Street
Frankfort, IL  60423
(815)545-4928
Vice President:
Brad Eike
15415 S. Indian Boundary Line Road Plainfield, IL 60544
(815)436-9779
Secretary:
Charlie Kestel
10917 W. Steger Road
Frankfort, IL 60928

Treasurer:
Fred Lestina, Jr.
1100 Tracy Drive
Morris, IL 60450
(815) 942-9158
 
Directors:   Directors Emeritus:
Butch Brueggert
Dennis Christiansen
Brad Eike
Al Heatherwick
Lane Heatherwick
Charlie Kestel


Fred Lestina, Jr.
Larry Marek
Roger Rainford
Ron Schubbe
Connie Schuler

Norman Christiansen
In Memoriam 19??-2001

Cal Sorenson
In Memoriam 19??-2002

 
 


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