Don Haubenschild of Princeton left mark on agribusiness
When Don and Myrtle Haubenschild loaded up their truck and moved from Ellendale to Princeton, it was not only a life-changing experience for the young Haubenschild family — but for rural Princeton, too.
Little did Don and Myrtle know that when that 1927 Cannonball truck pulled up to the 128-acre homestead and house with one wire for an electric light, that the farm would someday be generating electricity and powering not only the farm, but its neighbors. Nor did they know that the one Jersey calf they brought with them from Ellendale would be the start of the Haubenschild Farm.
Don Haubenschild passed away Thursday, July 26 at the age of 87 — 60 years after he and Myrtle made that fateful trip from Ellendale to rural Princeton. See more in Editor Jeff Hage’s Princeton Union-Eagle story.