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Hollister can refer to:. The company he founded continued following his death, and has become one of the largest manufacturers of agricultural and construction equipment in the world. Hollister Ranch Realty, Hollister Ranch sales. Deere died at home on May 17, 1886. Hollister Incorporated, a medical device company. Deere also served as Mayor of Moline for two years. Hollister Ranch, a ranch north of Santa Barbara, California, USA. He served as President of the National Bank of Moline, a director of the Moline Free Public Library, and was an active member of the First Congregational Church.
Hollister Co., a clothing company. Later in life, Deere focused most of his attention on civil and political affairs. Hollister, California, a place in the United States. In 1868, Deere incorporated his business as Deere & Company. Deere once said, "I will never put my name on a product that does not have in it the best that is in me." As the business improved, Deere left the day to day operations to his son Charles. From the very beginning, Deere insisted on making high quality equipment.
By 1855, over 10,000 such plows were sold by Deere's factory. In 1848, Deere dissolved the partnership with Andrus, and moved to Moline, Illinois because the city's location by the Mississippi River, and because it was a transportation hub. In 1843 Deere partnered with Leonard Andrus to produce more plows to keep up with demand. The wrought iron plow had a steel share which made it ideal for the tough soil of the midwest, and worked better than other plows.
In 1837 Deere developed and began commercially manufacturing the first cast-steel plow. Deere eventually came to the conclusion that a plow made out of highly polished steel and a correctly shaped moldboard would better be able to handle the soil conditions of the prairie. He found that cast-iron plows were not working very well in the tough prairie soil found in Illinois. As there were no other blacksmiths in the area, Deere had no difficulty finding work.
Deere settled in Grand Detour, Illinois. Facing bankruptcy, Deere sold the shop to his father-in-law, and departed for Illinois. By 1836 the couple had four children, with a fifth child on the way. In 1827 he married Demarius Lamb.
He served a four-year blacksmith apprenticeship, and entered the trade in 1825. He received an education in a Vermont primary school. After his father disappeared en route to England, Deere was raised by his mother. Deere was born in Rutland, Vermont, the son of William Deere.
John Deere (February 7, 1804 - May 17, 1886) was the blacksmith and manufacturer who founded Deere & Company - one of the largest agricultural and construction equipment manufacturers in the world.