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The attached original recipe was written and used by Minnie Margaret Elenora [Kump] DeGroft of Franklin Township, Adams County, and Quincy Township, Franklin County, Pennsylvania. “Maggie, my grandmother, was quite a cook and I helped her make Ripe Tomato Ketchup a number of times as a little girl. We would then preserve the ketchup for winter use. It was the most delicious ketchup I have ever tasted.” She died, 4 December 1946 in Waynesboro, Franklin County, PA, at the age of 56, from complications of diabetes. I was 9 years old.” Maggie was born in Franklin Twp., Adams County, PA, 12 March 1890, the youngest child of farm laborer and Civil War veteran George Washington Kump and Mary Catherine Metz. She married John C. DeGroft, 13 September 1907, and they lived most of their married lives in Mont Alto, Quincy Township, Franklin County, PA (MORE)
NOTE: PUT THE MIXTURE THROUGH A SIEVE TO REMOVE THE PULP AND TOMATO SKINS.
ONE PECK = ¼ OF A BUSHEL.
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