Sunny's Logging - Francis Zwilling

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Date: 1968 to 1997
Location: Minnesota, United Statesmap
Surnames/tags: FRancis_Zwilling Sunnys_Logging
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A little back story to the business DAd created when we were kids....

In 1968 He sold the Whitney farm place (1960-1968) and moved to watab township where he started working for Jack Frost. We would pick about 30,000 eggs per day and one of 4 automated chicken barns in the area at the time....

The house and barn sat on one side of the road and then he bought another 2-5 acres across the road and that's where he set up his sawmill business....henceforth "Sunny's Logging" was born and he would raise his 13 kids with it along with the chicken barn and picking all those eggs daily - (mom's persay job)

I've included an aerial view of the homeplace in the years...

When we lost Dad in 1997, Our brothers Mark and Chuck continued running the sawmill for MOM under the new name "Z- Log-N-Saw" and ran it from 1997 - 2003 when Mom had decided to "auction" of the business as she was to marry to Jerome Cichon in May.

At the auction then another brother of ours bought it from her and decided to keep it in the family persay .... His sawmill business was then called "B and S Wood Products" which he still operates today just in a diffrent location to Bertha, Mn. where he works with thee Amish.

His son Joey purchased the land from his father at thee orignal sawmill place in Sauk and is raising his family there now along with sawing once in awhile just for the heck of it :)

Recap 1969 - 19997 Owner Francis Zwilling started Sunny's Logging 1997 - 2003 His Son's Mark and Chuck Owners of Z-Log-N-Saw 2003 - Sawmill / Real Estate Auction 2003 - 2014 Another Son of his Brian ran it as B & S WoodProducts

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Bell Wood Products (aka: T & Z Wood Products), Cold Spring (MN), 1953-1990

Subject: Businesses--Minnesota--Cold Spring ~ Businesses--Wood Products ~ Bell, Nick (1903-1990) ~ T (Theisen, Francis) & Z (Zwilling, Francis) Wood Products. Notes: In COLD SPRING Business section.

(Note: Bell Wood Products was started by Nick Bell in 1938 and ran under that name until 1976 when partners Francis Theisen and Francis Zwilling (T & Z Manufacturing, originally) bought Mr. Bell out and continued the business as T & Z Wood Products until 1980.)

Genre: Clippings(newspaper), Obituary.

Content Sources: Railroad's Misfortune Is Cold Spring Man's Fortune (St. Cloud Daily Times, 9 February 1953) -- Nic Bell Sells Business Here (Cold Spring Record, 2 Sep 1976).

posted 2 Apr 2022 by Lori Zwilling   [thank Lori]
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