Wm. Schober Sons, Inc. is a fourth-generation
family fruit farm. William Frederick Schober came to America from Germany
in the year 1888. In 1891 he and his brother established a
basket-making business in Philadelphia. In 1896 William sold
his share of the business to his brother and ventured into farming in
Monroeville, New Jersey.
In 1924 William was chosen the Master Farmer of
the State by the New Jersey Department of Agriculture.
William and three of his four
sons operated fruit orchards, growing apples and peaches. At his
passing in 1949, sons Harry, Frank and Edward continued the farming
operation. In 1961 Edward's son-in-law, Myron Hurff, joined the
and his wife, Darlene, became the owners in 1977 and incorporated the
business in 1979. Their son, John, joined the operation in 1981
and became its owner in December 2007.
Today, over one hundred years
later, the farm continues to produce apples, peaches and nectarines.