Real Estate & Personal Property


Began: 03/31/18 at 9:00 AM EDT
Location: 1326 Somerlot-Hoffman Rd E, Marion, OH 43302

Items belonging to the late Wilbur and Magdaline Flach will be offered for public auction.  The Seiter and Flach families have lived on this land since immigrating in 1855.  The house is full of many nice antiques, collectibles and household goods. 

Located: 1326 Somerlot-Hoffman Rd. East Marion, Ohio. 43302. Signs posted on SR 423 South, SR 529 and Richland Rd., approx. 2.5 mi. S. of Marion, Oh. and 10 mi. N. of Waldo, Oh.


PARCEL 1:  Large two-story (2520 sq. ft.) residence. Built by Hank Bell custom built home on 1.056 acre country lot with apple trees, concrete driveway, vinyl fence, lg partial basement and crawl space, natural gas boiler heat (Lenox boiler is less than 2 yrs old), partial central air, well and water softener.  Home has 3 bedrooms and two full baths upstairs w/ lots of closet space and hardwood floors.  Downstairs has a large foyer with slate tiled floor, lg combination living room and dining room, kitchen w/ built-in range, oven and desk area, 24’x13’ family room w/ wd burning fireplace, vaulted ceiling Florida room with knotty pine paneling and stained glass window, half bath and two car garage. 10’ x 14’ yard shed. This home is very clean and well maintained.  Taxes are 1,526.98 per yr. Terms: $4,000 down (non-refundable) with balance due in 45 days. Taxes will be prorated to closing date. Sells in as-is condition. Pleasant School District. To view please call office.

PARCEL 2: 37.393+/- mostly productive tillable acres with 688.68 ft. road frontage on Somerlot-Hoffman Rd. E. Taxes to be determined.

PARCEL 3: 8.069+/- mostly tillable productive acres with 639 ft. of road frontage on Richland Rd, around the corner from parcel 1 and 2. Taxes to be determined.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS: The successful bidder(s) will be required to enter into a purchase contract at the conclusion of the auction. A deposit (non-refundable) in the following denominations (Parcel 1 will require $4,000, Parcel 2, $10,000, Parcel 3, $5,000 down or $20,000 as a whole shall be due at the conclusion of the auction with the balance due in 45 days. Your bidding is not conditional upon financing, inspections or appraisals. Be sure you have arranged financing, if needed, and are capable of paying certified funds at closing. Assignments of any purchase contracts are conditional on the bidder remaining jointly liable on the contract with the assignee. Taxes pro-rated to closing date. Property being sold in as-is condition with no warranties of any kind. Parcels selling subject to all legal highways, easements, restrictions, agreements and right-of-ways of record, and any lease, grant, exception, or reservation of coal, oil, gas and other mineral rights and interests previously transferred or reserved of record, if any. Farmland is under CAUV. If buyer changes usage, any recoupment will be at the buyer’s expense. Announcements made day of auction take precedence over printed material. New surveys will be paid by sellers if needed. The purchaser will be responsible for the cost of title insurance or other type of title evidence if the purchaser(s) elect to acquire such title insurance/title evidence. Acreage and frontage are subject to final survey if applicable.

BIDDER NOTICE: We will be using the multi parcel auction method. Parcels 1 trough 3 to be offered individually in combination or as a whole 46.5 acre farm. Selling in the manner that brings the most money. All bids will compete and remain open for bid advancement until auctioneer announces property sold.

DISCLAIMER: Information contained in this brochure and all related materials is based upon information available at time of listing and are believed to be accurate, but is subject to verifications by all parties relying on it. No liability for its accuracy, errors or omissions is assumed by the sellers or Auction Company. Parcel acreage, dimensions, aerial photos and boundaries are approximate and are taken from County & FSA Agency records. The potential Buyers hereby stipulate and agree that they have examined the property. Relying solely upon such examination with reference to conditions, Buyers agree to take such property “AS IS” without any expressed or implied warranties by Seller or Seller’s agent. Any inspections desired by the Buyer shall be prior to the auction at Buyer’s expense.

Antiques, Primitives-Glassware, Collectibles and Clocks: Wlnt 6’ blind door step-back cupboard; burled front washstand; oak parlor stand; 4 prsd bk oak chairs; rocker w/ reed seat and back; Eastlake uphl platform rocker; wicker rocker; mahog. 6’ corner cupboard; mahog. Duncan Phyfe china hutch, drop leaf table and chairs; mahog. prsd bk caned rocker; wlnt parlor chair; wlnt settee; Taylor writing desk w/ leather inserts; Empire cherry 4 dr chest w/ mirror; dep era open bookcase; library table; 4 pc Heywood Wakefield bedroom suite, not marked; Ruby oak treadle sewing machine; chrome dinette table; 50’s red 2 pc sofa; wicker planter; granite top kitchen table; 1855 stenciled German immigrant trunk; 12’ store counter w/6 drwrs; ptd washstand asst. glassware to include (milk glass, gr & pk depression, Fostoria, Fenton, pressed, and pattern); amethyst berry bowl set; aqua canning jars, Mason 1858, Standard, amethyst Ball pt jar, amber Lightning qt jar, amber Mason’s 1858 jar; milk bottles ( Isaly’s Borden’s-Marion, Ideal Dairy, Parish-Marion, Moores and Ross-Marion); gl coffee canister; gl baskets;  kero. lamps; sev nice hand ptd bowls and plates; Pyrex bowl set; red Pyrex mixing bowl; Desert Rose pcs; Cameoware; Goofus glass bowl; Roseville 6” Foxglove bowl; 2 Hull pcs; stoneware pitcher & bowl; Majolica plate; Fostoria stemware; salt dips; etched caster set; Wm Rogers flatware set in case; misc. flatware; lg egg collection, glass, porcelain, Fenton, marble, Lenox; perfume bottle; pop bottles, King’s Beverage-Marion, Marion Coca Cola bottling (rare); Silver Streak child’s sled; lg butchering planks; Ohio Art top; Replogle air-race globe; steamer trunk; child’s teeter totter -Delphos, Ohio; yarn winder; bentwood high chair; #2-4 gal butter churn – Bent Wood Churn Co. Wapakoneta; footstool w/ ci legs; slaw cutter; ci dinner bell from old Shroats 1 Room School, on Richland Rd. ; hand well pump; Dazey #40 butter churn; foot warmer; tin candle mold; ci bank; stereoptic w/ cards; vintage Halloween décor.; reverse painting, lighthouse, picts.; graniteware; prim. kitchen utensils;  44” Flax wheel, floor lamp made from flax wheel parts; brass bucket; lg copper apple butter kettle; kettle stirrer; crock bowls; crock jugs; 8 gal bee sting crock; 3 leg ci pot; sugar bucke;, sewing basket; Derby hat; old ladies hats & boxes; 4 quilts; quilt rack; afghans; comforters; child’s rocker; 1800’s child’s rocking horse; old drafting table; dolls; old pennants; baskets, incl. 11 Longaberger; Marion Power Shovel invoice tags; Dresser safety helmet; Royal black typewriter; Robert E. Lee steamship model; children’s books; 1859 German Encyclopedia; 1894 German Farm Reference book; JW Pepper #26447 coronet; milk cans; harpoon hayforks; PTO belting; crosscut saws; buggy box w/ folding top (rough); Gale 1 btm steel beam horse plow;  lg prim. childs sled w/rope; prim ladder made from saplings; single trees; double trees; old screen door; scythe; hayforks; 3 old bicycles, (Murray mens, Schwinn, Schwinn Swinger girl’s banana seat); wd ext. ladders; wood water skis; lg asst of board games; Black Forest cuckoo clock w/ bird carvings; Gilbert pendulum mantel cloc; Tempus Fugit grandfather clock; Weller floral jardinere; Heco gl anniv. clock, Seth Thomas 8 day pillar clock; other antiques and collectibles.

Household Furniture, Appliances, Misc:  EA rocking loveseat; oak glider rocker and footstool; hide-a-bed; oak corner cupboard; grn ptd open corner cupboard; uphl. Lazy Boy recliner; rd maple kitchen table w/ chairs; gl front corner display cabinet; sofa; fireside style recliner; maple twin beds; daybed; ping pong table; world globe on stand; end tables; coffee tables; wood snack tray set; nesting tables; table lamps; floor lamps; seasonal decorations; lots of knickknacks; 40” Samsung flat screen TV; Pfaltzgraff Village stoneware; pots, pans, dishes, towels, linens; area rugs; 26 cu’ Frigidaire sidexside refrigerator w/ water and ice; microwave; Roper washer and dryer; paper shredder; window air conditioner; sm appliances; Hammond organ; humidifier; Stillwater Cottage Thomas Kincade picture; other pictures; Kodak carousel projector; copper Last Supper plaque; other misc. household items.

Guns, Garage Items: Iver & Johnson 32 cal. Nickel chrome pistol w/ ammo; Savage Arms 22 pump rifle w/octagon barrel dated Dec 1906; 22 single shot falling block antique rifle w/ octagon barrel (damaged stock); Indian celt; shop vac; garden tools; hand tools; step ladder; live trap; hand saws; grease gun; car ramps; garden seeder; hammock w/ stand; 2 painters ext. boards; 16’ aluminum ext ladders; EMC Bolens G14 riding mower (as is) w 42” deck; 42” mower  snow blade; 2 steel pull type lawn carts; holiday decorations; other misc. items.

Owners: Gary, Tom and Mary Flach


Ben A. Higgins, Broker & Auctioneer

Ben F. Higgins, Realtor & Auctioneer

Brad Higgins, Auctioneer


TERMS: Cash, check, VISA/MasterCard w/driver’s license. 4% Buyer’s Premium waived for cash or check. Statements made day of auction take precedence over printed material. Food concessions available. Join our free email list today!


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Ben Higgins Realty & Auction Co., LLC

1210 Harding Hwy W. (SR 309) Marion, OH 43302

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