Conrad and Mabel Firestien

Peter & Sophia's oldest son, Conrad, married Mabel Sitzman (1899-1990) in 1922. They were married on the farm and had six children who all grew up on the "home place". Their children were Wallace, Wynona, Wilbert "Chuck", David, Shirley and Gerald. All of the children were born in the stucco farm house except for the youngest, Gerald and the oldest, Wallace.

Conrad and Mabel (Sitzman) Firestien

Conrad originally farmed with his father, Peter. After marrying and living on a nearby farm, possibly near Severance, he and Mabel returned to the home farm and he took over the farming and feeding operations.

Conrad's sons farmed with him for many years. His oldest son, Wallace, was killed in action on Okinawa in 1945. Conrad's next oldest son, Chuck, was hesitant to marry, as his brother, Wallace, had been engaged when he was killed. Eventually, he did marry Ruth Brug in 1952. Conrad told the Von Trotha brothers, "Chuck's getting married and he needs a house". The brothers responded by moving a house in from an adjacent property. After returning from the Army, Chuck and Ruth lived in the house for over 50 years, raising their two children, Roger and Judy there. Ruth still lives in the house today.

Conrad's youngest son, Gerald "Jerry", and Conrad's grandson, Mark, still farm the 40 acres of farmland. The Firestien family has lived on and farmed the Von Trotha-Firestien Farm at Bracewell for at least the last 97 years, from 1917 to present day.