WHEN PINNED UNDER TRACTOR
I am trying to locate the farm of an uncle I used to visit when I was young. This uncle is deceased (d.1987). I have fond memories of the farm and just wanted to drive by and show my children if it is still in existence. I have done much research and am hitting a stumbling block.
My uncle’s name was James V. Wert. He bought land in the Sanford/Deposit area from an A. Cutting in approximately 1955. On March 16, 1957, his 11 year old son, James A. Wert, was killed on this farm in a tragic tractor accident (see clipping). Some of the papers say the accident was in Deposit, NY...other clippings say Sanford.
We called this Uncle "Ben" as he commonly/casually was known as "Ben Wert". But his full Name was James V. Wert. Both he and his 11 year old who died are buried in Hackettstown, NJ, at Union Cemetery.
I appreciate any help anyone might give me in locating James’ farm that I was so happy to visit as a child (p.s. It was a dairy farm with an old farmhouse and across the street-a long white barn).
--Kerri Nicole McCaffrey, 1 January 2020