Settled in 1909 located in Woodrow/Washington County.
Addison Thoma was raised in Ohio but at age 43 moved his wife Catherine and two daughters, Bertha and Merle, to Washington County. The family settled on a land homestead which was entered at the Sterling Land office in October, 1909. A few years later son Olen Dave Thoma was born in 1914. Addison died in the late1950’s but Olen remained on and worked the land with his wife Alice. During this time Olen acquired more land and built a bigger place, establishing irrigation and introducing cattle, in addition to raising three sons; Rodney, Rusty and Niles Royce. Olen died in 1980. Presently Rusty lives on the farm, and with the help of his late wife Donna, he has worked the farm for 40 years. His daughter, Emma, helps out when not attending college.