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CELEBRATING 60+ YEARS…AND GOING STRONG! When Walt Wiegmann obtained his Indiana auctioneers license in 1945, little did he know how the business would eventually expand to what it is today. Walt and his wife Barb worked out of their home when they first started -- a farmhouse. You see, the Wiegmanns were farmers, and Walter also drove a school bus. The industrious couple soon had to add family members and staff to help with their growing auction business. In 1958 (50 years ago) the Wiegmanns opened an office on Fairfield Avenue in Fort Wayne. Of course, work was still being done from home too, as anyone who ever owned their own business will tell you is the case. In 1945, and through the 1950s, the auction business was mostly focused on a rural market. Farm ground, homes, farm animals and equipment were frequently sold at auction. Advertising was often times word of mouth as well as signs and typed “flyers.” In good times or bad times, the rural community knew that it could get the best price for everything, from the family farm, to the pots and pans with a Wiegmanns auction. Estate sales became more frequent as the “younger” generation moved away from the family farm and into the city, liquidating the assets left them by their country ancestors. Local bankers and attorneys know that they can rely on Wiegmanns to help their clients when they need to make life changes. The owners and staff of Wiegmann Auctioneers are not only knowledgeable but sensitive to the process of selling one’s real estate and personal property. In 1988 Walter’s son, Ron, officially joined the family business and has since taken over. Ron’s wife, Debbie, and auctioneer son, Chad, are an integral part of the day-to-day success of this three-generation family business. On auction day, you will also see other family members working at various duties, as well. Since 1945, we've been helping our clients receive top dollar for property in town, at the lake or on the farm. No one beats Wiegmann Auctioneers for success and reliability.
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