Saturday, August 1, 2020 – Franziska F. Thaler Public Auction

Franziska F. Thaler



LOCATION: 562 Hill Church Road, Boyertown, PA 19512 (Bechtelsville – Pikeville – Landis Store Area)

Nearby St. Joseph’s Hill Church – Pike Township – Berks County


*Personal Property*












Saturday, August 1, 2020

Starting: 8:00 AM

Real Estate: 12:00 Noon

Approx. 20-Acre M/L Gentleman’s Farmette

2-1/2 Story Stone Stucco & Frame Sided House, Stone Gable & Frame Beam & Peg Bank Barn

Ideal for Horses & Small Livestock w/ Fenced-In Grazing Pasture w/ Flowing Stream

Stocked Spring-Fed Pond, Wooded Area w/ Trails

Plenty of Wildlife – Deer, Turkey, Etc.

(Pikeville – Landis Store – Bechtelsville Area)

Pike Township – Berks County

Oley Valley School District

“Highly Motivated Seller – Seller Has Relocated!”




Real Estate Details (House):

Lower Level:

  • Kitchen (16’5″ x 18’4″) – Twenty-Three (23) Handle Quaker Maid Built-In Cabinets w/ Center Island, Tile Backsplash, Tile Island Top, Frigidaire Two-Door Refrigerator, G.E. Microwave, G.E. Stone, Whirlpool Dishwasher, Recessed Lighting, Brick Tile Floor, Painted Walls w/ Wainscoting & Chair Rail, Exposed Beams
  • Living Room (12’2″ x 16’6″) – Painted Walls, Leaded Hanging Lamp, Wainscoting Ceiling, Yellow Pine Board Floor, Built-In Wall Cupboard (2’5″ x 3′)
  • Dining Room (13’5″ x 14’1″) – Painted Walls, Leaded Hanging Lamp, Painted Wainscoting Ceiling, Yellow Pine Board Floor, Service Door Access
  • Bathroom (2’5″ x 9’2″) – Shower, Tile Wall, Tile Floor
  • Den Area (11’7″ x 11’9″) – Painted Walls, Exposed Beams, Leaded Hanging Lamp, Yellow Pine Board Floor, Closet (2’7″ x 5’3″)

Upper Level:

  • Bedroom #1 (15’3″ x 16’2″) – Painted Walls, Wall-to-Wall Carpet, Built-In Bookshelf, Double Sliding Door Closet (2’3″ x 5’9″)
  • Bedroom #2 (12’9″ x 15’6″) – Painted Walls, Wall-to-Wall Carpet, Closet (2’5″ x 3’6″)
  • Bedroom #3 (10′ x 13’7″) – Painted Walls & Wainscoting, Yellow Pine Board Floor
  • Bedroom #4 (10’3″ x 13’6″) – Painted Walls, Yellow Pine Board Floor, Built-In Wall Cabinet (2’5″ x 2’8″), Double Sliding Door Closet (2’2″ x 6’3″)
  • Hall Landing Common Area (8′ x 8’5″)
  • Hall Closet (2’2″ x 5′)
  • Hallway (2’8″ x 13’8″)
  • Full-Size Bathroom (7’5″ x 7’8″) – Tiled & Painted Walls, Tile Floor, Vanity Cabinet Sink & Mirrors
  • Attic (18’7″ x 30’6″) – Unfinished Area, Storage Area


  • Front Basement (13’4″ x 14’3″) – Shower Stall, Double Sink Laundry Tub, Washer & Dryer Hookup, Storage Area, Painted Walls, Concrete Floor, Service Door
  • Rear Basement (12′ x 14’6″) – Painted Walls, Live Edge Exposed Beams, Vinyl Floor, Service Door Access To Rear Porch

Other Real Estate Details:

  • Brick Walkway, Front Porch w/ Brick (10’6″ x 36′), Rear Porch w/ Brick (15’9″ x 30’6″)
  • Asphalt Shingle Roof
  • Oil Hot Water Baseboard Heat
  • Water Pressurized System
  • Electric Hot Water Heater
  • 275-Gallon Oil Tank
  • 200-Amp Electric Service
  • Sand Mound System
  • Property ID #71538801083912

Bank Barn:

  • Upper Level – Two (2) Drive-In Bays, Two (2) Hay Mows, Granary Area (40′ x 57′), Corn Crib w/ Equipment Area (19’6″ x 40’2″), Frame Two-Bay Garage Area (20′ x 28′)
  • Lower Level – Set Up For Horses w/ Eight (8) Individual Stalls, Equipment Storage Bay w/ Sliding Door

Other Outbuildings:

  • Frame Hog Building (17’6″ x 23’5″)
  • Frame Garage w/ Service Door (14’5″ x 21′)
  • Frame Chicken House (17′ x 19′) – Two Levels
  • Frame 2-Story Summer House (13’6″ x 23’9″) – Butcher Furnace
  • Stone Smokehouse (6’4″ x 7’7″) – Slate Roof

Note:  All Measurements Are Approximate!



Saturday, July 11 – 12:00 Noon to 2:00 PM

Saturday, July 18 – 12:00 Noon to 2:00 PM

Or Contact Auction Firm for Appointment (717-665-5735)

Realtor/Broker Participation Offered

Terms of Real Estate: 10% Down Day of Auction With Final Settlement Within Forty-Five (45) Days From Day of Auction

Financing Available Through: 

First Citizens Community Bank, Jessie Schwalm (717-202-3930)

Fulton Bank, Adam Montepit (717-291-2770)

Fulton Bank, Christopher B. Karshin (717-682-0693)

Loan Depot, Mark Pontz (717-475-4444)

(Be Sure To Arrange Your Financing Now and be Prepared to Bid and Buy at this Public Auction!)

Note:  The Above Information Provided Is Believed To Be Accurate But Not Guaranteed!

























Antiques/Personal Property: Very Nice Collection of Blue Swirl Agateware & Graniteware (Double Handle Dish Pans, Kettles, Lids, Berry Pails, Teapots, Mugs, Bale Handle Buckets, Lidded Kettles, Handled Kettles, Roaster, Coffee Pots, Double Boiler, Colander, Milk Pails), Very Early German Style Spinning Wheel w/ Flax Holder, Various Prs. and Other Leaded Shade Table Lamps, Enterprise Sausage Grinder, Barn Lanterns, String of Sleigh Bells, Meerschaum Horse Final Pipe w/ Case, Varied Collection of German Style Smoking Pipes, Stoneware Base Lamps, Handled Redware & Stoneware Crocks, F.H. Cowden 3-Gallon Crock, F.H. Cowden 4-Gallon Double Handled Crock, C. Hart Sherburne Blue Slip Decorated Floral Crock, Blue Brush Decorated War Bonnet Stoneware Storage Vessel, Cobalt Brush Decorated Tulip Stoneware Crock, Cobalt Blue Slip Decorated #2 & String Decoration Stoneware Crock, German Blue Decorated Stoneware Handled Crocks & Jugs, German Blue Decorated Stoneware Handled (Tankard, Pitchers, Prs. of Shakers, Miniature Crocks), Various Size Crocks & Jugs, Ironstone Pitcher & Bowl Sets, Late 1800s German Bibles & New Testaments, Various Tin Graters, Sterling Flatware Set (78 Pcs.), Sterling Silver (Compotes, Prs. of Candleholders, Prs. of Shakers, Toothpick Holders), Copper Gooseneck Tea Kettle, Holmes & Edward Silverplate Flatware Set, Miniature German Pewter (Tankard, Mugs, Tray, Figurines), Copper & Brass Handled Kettle, Wrought Iron (Skimmers, Ladles, Flesh Forks, Pouring Ladles), Marquis Waterford (Vase & Plate, Stemmed Goblets & Wines, Champagne Flutes, High Balls), German Blue Decorated Stoneware Cups, Copper Wash Boiler, Wooden Cylinder Butter Churn, Wooden Butter Bowl, Table Top Coffee Grinder, Wall Mount Coffee Grinder, #1 Cast Sausage Filler, Hanging Scale w/ Tin Scoop, Ironstone China (Teapot, Sugar & Creamer, Handled Creamers, Covered Tureens, Plates, Cups & Saucers, Bowls, Platters)Ladies Costume Jewelry (Necklaces, Earrings, Bracelets, Horse Pins), Wooden Plane, Wooden Genesee 12 Horse Ale Wooden Crates w/ Lids, Wooden School Desk, Decorated Baby Cradle, Wooden Croquet Set, Collection of Rug Beaters, Ice Tongs, Tinware (Funnels, Pails, Cookie Cutters, Cake & Bun Molds), Chocolate Molds (Rabbit, Bunnies), Copper Bun Molds, Express Train Chocolate Mold, Ertl Farm Country Machine Trailer, Farm Toys, Collection Of Hard Plastic Horses & Work Horses, Horse Harness & Collar Mirror, Folk Art by Menno (Barnyard w/ Animals, Pigs), Fox Hunt Print, Prints & Pictures, John Deere & New Holland Equipment, Leaded Stain Glass Panel, Tin Match Holder, Halloween & Christmas Decorations, Hallmark Tree Ornaments, Seasonal Decorations, Longaberger Handled Picnic Basket, Various Baskets w/ Liners & Protectors, Mrs. Smith’s Butter Pretzels Tin, M.I. Hummel Figurines, Breyer Carolers Figures, Hess Trucks, Hot Wheels & Carrying Case, Lionel Train Sets, Cabbage Patch & Raggedy Ann Dolls, Stuffed Animals, Wooden Masher, Wooden Slaw Board, Collection Of Wooden Handle Wire Rug Beaters, Varied Assortment Of Poland Dinnerware (Console Bowls, Lg. Bowls, Assorted Bowls, Rolling Pin, Wooden Butter Print Rolling Pin, Teapots, Platters, Creamers, Cups, Square Serving Bowls, Cow Creamer, Handled Water Pitchers, Covered Casseroles, Canister Set, Utensil Holders)Igloo Coolers, Buddha Figurine, Lg. Terra Cotta Pot, Wooden Birdhouses, Sets of Luggage, Various Quilts & Bedspreads (Double Wedding Ring), Oriental Rugs (Room, Area, Throw, Runner), Collection Of Cook Books, Kitchen Utensils, Small Kitchen Electrical Appliances, Kitchen Aid Mixer, Pots, Pans, Kettles, Mixing Bowls, Stock Pots, Everyday Dishes, Plasticware & Bakeware Tins, Flat & Sleeve Steam Irons, Lg. Assortment Table Linens, Towels, Bedding, Fitted & Flat Sheets, Plus Many Other Items










Furniture: Softwood Country Step-Back Cupboard (Two (2) Upper Doors Over Two (2) Lower Doors), Softwood Country Corner Cupboard w/ Panel Doors (Cornice, Blue Paint Interior), Softwood Country Two (2) Door Cupboard w/ Cornice, Paint Decorated Three (3) Tombstone Softwood Wood Box w/ Turned Feet, Softwood Country Open Washstand, Country Panel Two (2) Door Softwood Cupboard, Refinished Softwood High Top Dry Sink (Top Part – Two (2) Panel Doors, Lower Part – Two (2) Panel Doors, Three (3) Drawers), Tulip Paint Decorated Three (3) Panel Taller Blanket Chest w/ Bracket Feet (J. Hoover Ephrata, 1980)Paint Decorated Kindling Box w/ Bale Handles, Three (3) Board Scrub Top Farm Table, Blue Paint Taper Leg Country Table, Softwood Three (3) Board Pegged Top Country Harvest Table w/ Utensil Drawer, Wooden Butcher Bench, Softwood Encircled Star & Four (4) Star Corner Punch Tin Two (2) Door Pie Safe w/ Lower Drawers, Softwood Mirror Door Medicine Cabinet, Ladder Back Reed Seat Rocker w/ Acorn Finials, Set Of Four (4) Floral Painted Half Spindle Plank Seat Bottom Chairs, Paint Decorated Wooden Foot Stool, 4-Pc. Bassett Pine Bedroom Suite (Dresser w/ Mirror, Pr. Nightstands, Chest of Drawers), Softwood Two-Door Wardrobe w/ Cornice, Pr. Pine Single Beds, Pr. Iron & Brass Single Beds, Pr. Painted Bombay-Style Nightstands, Brass Double Bed, Pr. Mahogany Single Beds, Painted Oak Dresser Base, Primitive Child’s Rope Bed, Child’s Table & Chair, Corner Settee Table & Chairs Set w/ Four (4) Chairs, Lg. Country Softwood Heart Cut Lift Lid Settee, Grain Decorated Lift Lid Feed Chest, Wrought Iron Baker’s Rack, Pair Modern Nite Stands, Modern Dresser w/ Mirror, Chest Of Drawers, Hanging Curio Shelf, Leaded Shade Floor Lamps, Small Modern Pine Dry Sink, Modern Oak Corner Entertainment Cabinet, Two (2) Piece Modern La-Z-Boy Upholstered Sofa & Loveseat, La-Z-Boy Leather Recliner, Set Of Five (5) Modern Chairs, Modern Office Desk & Swivel Office Chair, Life Time Circular Patio Table, Patio Table & Chairs, Pedestal Oscillating Fans, Bravos MCT Washer, Estate Dryer, Frigidaire Two (2) Door Refrigerator, Idylis Chest Freezer, Samsung Flat Screen Television, Cross Walk 325 Treadmill, Wooden Clothes Dryer, Window Air Conditioner, Other Items



Farm Related Antiques: Early Mintzer & Kneisler Sausage Press, Dr. Barker’s Horse Liniment Thermometer, Wooden Barrel, Wooden Chicken Coop, Wooden Tool Carrier, Wooden Saddle/Leathermaker’s Bench, Cast Iron Hog Trough, Sheet Metal Running Horse, Vale Andes Foundry Leacock Cast Iron Pump Trough, Pr. Early Bobsled Running Gear, Early Wooden Straw Cutter, Wooden Rake & Three (3) Prong Shaking Fork, Wooden Grain Flail, Early Grain Cradle, Children’s Wooden Sleds, Wrought Iron Fence Gate, Early Pitcher Pump, Beam Scales w/ Weights, Wooden Pulleys, Many Other Items










Shop Equipment/Tools: Stihl MS270C Gas Chainsaw w/ Case, Two (2) Stihl 031AV Gas Chainsaws w/ Cases, Bosch Hammer Drill, Star Belt Driven Metal Lathe w/ Base, Shopcraft 10″ Table Saw, Craftsman 1-HP Upright Drill Press, Chicago Chop Saw, Porter Cable Sawzall, Fein Multi-Tool, Chicago Chainsaw Sharpener, Central Pneumatic Air Nailers, Chicago Electric Grinders, Several Double Wheel Bench Grinders, Fein Multi-Master Sander, 14″ Cutoff Saw, Campbell Hausfeld 2-HP Portable Air Compressor, Sears 1-HP Portable Air Compressor, Emglo Air Compressor (Honda Engine), Electric Pressure Washer, Craftsman & Williams Mechanic Hand Tools & Wrenches, Sockets, Hand Files, Drill Bits, Craftsman Bench Vise, Electric Circular Saws, Century Battery Charger, Scrapers, Files, Craftsman Socket Set, Tap & Die Sets, Drill Bit Index, Various Chucks, Pipe Wrenches, Hammers, Open End Wrenches, Screwdrivers, Varied Assortment of Hand & Mechanic Tools & Shop Tools, Lg. Amounts of Nuts, Bolts, Nails, Galvanized Cattle Water Tub, Lincoln Ideal Arch 250 Welder, Welding Rods & Helmet, Cement Mixer, Rolls of Electric Fence Wire, Various Gas Powered Weed Eaters, Worx Electric Weed Trimmers, Roll of Woven Fence Wire, Windows, Firewood, Rubber Tire Wheelbarrow, Metal Wheelbarrows, Horse Halters & Bridles, Lead Ropes, Hereford Western Horse Saddle, English Horse Saddle, Three (3) Horse Saddles, Pr. Horse Hames, Acetylene Torch Set, Large Anvil, Hein Werner 1-1/2 Ton Hydraulic Bumper Lift, Shop Vac, Aluminum Extension Ladders, Homelite Water Pump (Gas Powered, On Trailer), Rolling Floor Jack, Two-Man Saws, Animal Traps, 1/2- & 3/4-Ton Chain Hoists, Tin Corn Dryers, Various Log Chains, Rolling Steel Work Bench Cabinet, Push Brooms, Wooden Picnic Table w/ Benches, Wood Porch Benches, Wooden Park Bench, Acetylene Tanks, Emergency Roadside Kits, Various Grinding Wheels, Plastic & Metal Gas Cans, Scythes, Axes, Post Hole Digger, Masonry Hand Tools, Grease Guns, Air Hose, Hand Trimmers & Pruners, Varied Assortment Long Handled Garden Tools, Pipe Bending Tools, Giant Nutra Men’s Bicycle, Wicker Rockers, Galvanized Tubs & Sprinkling Cans, Plastic Outdoor Flower Planters, Aluminum Folding Ladder, Gas Grill, Bird Bath, Many Other Items 




Large Equipment: Ferguson 30 Wide-Front End Tractor (Loader, Forks, Tire Chains, 3-Pt. Weight), 3-Pt. 6″ Snow Blade, I-H McCormick Single Axle PTO Manure Spreader, One-Bottom Plow, Scag Walk-Behind/Ride-On Mower (Kawasaki FC 420V Engine), FMC Bolens G8 Riding Tractor, Winco Generator on Cart (PTO, 62.5-Amp, 15,000-Watt), Two-Wheel Pull Behind Trailer, John Deere RX75 Riding Mower, Gravely Super Sickle Bar Cutter, Early Walk-Behind Cultivator, Spike Harrow,  White LC40 Power Mower, Lawn Roller, Lawn Two-Wheel Cart, White Snow Boss 850 Snow Blower, Gas Powered Rototiller, Other Items

Auction For:

Franziska F. Thaler

Roland A. Thaler, POA


Auction Conducted By:


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