February 1906 Sumner Press: John W. Armitage offered at public sale at the late residence of Joseph Weaver, deceased, three quarters of a mile west of Chauncey, the following property:
· One good broodmare,
· One red naturally muley bull, several head of cattle – some to be fresh soon and other young cattle,
· About 90 head of sheep – 67 ewes to have lambs,
· Deering mower, Deering steel rake, and Deering corn harvester,
· two wagons, wheat drill, corn drill, corn sheller, farming mill, plows and cultivators,
· corn in field and crib, hay in stack and numerous other articles.
 The term muley referred to hornless livestock.
In 1902, the Bank of J.P. Morgan purchased Deering Harvester Company and McCormick Reaper Company, resulting in a merger that formed the International Harvester Corporation, the largest producer of agricultural machinery in the nation.