Tom Radde, is the brother of Fred William Radde III, and John Radde. Who are the sons of Fred William Radde Jr., who was one of the sons of Fred William Radde, Who was the son of John Radde, who conducted auctions in Minnesota before 1880. A 1880, ‘Auction Flyer’, hangs in the Auction House in New Germany MN, at the corner of State Hwy 7 and County Road 33, listing John Radde as the auctioneer. Oral family tradition, the start date is earlier. FWR Auctioneers Inc, is the Oldest Family Auction Firm in Minnesota. Tom Radde, seldom, ‘crying’, a public auction, has worked auctions, in all phases starting in 1962.