What city and state is John Deere buried in?
John Deere died on May 17, 1886, at his home in Moline. John Deere was laid away on the brow of the bluff in Riverside Cemetery. He loved wide landscapes and the place of his burial is where one may look out over the town and the great river.
Who was the original owner of John Deere?
The Deere family continued to live in tiny Ogle County until 1847 and 1848 when John Deere packed up his family and business and moved to Moline to take advantage of the Mississippi River for its trade and travel opportunities. Charles was only 11.
Where does the name John Deere come from?
John Deere was a blacksmith who developed the first commercially successful, self-scouring steel plow in 1837 and founded the company that still bears his name.