Circa 1892 photo of the family of Joachim Christian Hinrich Schroeder, Augusta, and son David Schroeder of Hopedale.
The photo was submitted around 2004 by Joachim’s great-grandson Father David Klein, SSC of Fort Worth, Texas.
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The Holt Manufacturing Company came to East Peoria (Tazewell County) to build earth moving tractors in 1909. Holt Manufacturing was the first company to successfully manufacture a continuous track tractor. Holt changed the name of the company to Holt Caterpillar Company, although he did not trademark the name Caterpillar until 1910. The company would be renamed to the Caterpillar Tractor Company in 1925.
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