Blausey Family Creates Opportunity in Ottawa County
One of 15 children, William Blausey moved from his native Germany to the U.S. to find a future for himself and his family. His Ohio Century Farm story began in 1892, when he purchased 40 acres in Clay Township. This action proves to be a successful step for himself and his descendants.
William and his wife Augusta added acres and buildings, including a barn built in 1896 that still stands today. He lived to age 98, when his son, Wilson, took over the farm. Wilson continued improvements, including the addition of tomato crops in 1951.
The Blausey farm was 300 acres in 1963, when Wilson’s son, Paul and his wife Sandy, took over operations. Under their management, the farm is a family business operated by their son-in-law and two grandsons. They farm 2,400 acres with a rotation of hay, corn, soybeans, and wheat. Their hay goes to horses in Florida and to Churchill Downs in Kentucky.
Family members are active on and off the farm. Between them, they are lifetime FFA Alumni members, hold a State FFA Degree, received awards from the Soil and Water Conservation Board, and have served on the FSA Committee, and as president of the Tomato Growers Board.