John Burroughs married Eleanor and farmed his entire life. John was known for being the first in the area to have the latest and most innovative equipment. He was active in the community through civic duties and helping the neighbors with butchering, threshing or running the local saw mill. John and Eleanor had two children, Mary and Calvin. Calvin began farming at a young age and in 1973 he partnered with Mary’s husband Don Brecher. Calvin married Diana in 1964. They have three children – Scott, Melissa and Kurt.