7275 Cattail Rd. Pleasantville, OH 43148

Auctioneer: Doug Leith 740-468-9292

Auctioneer: Adam Leith 740-862-8137




Established in 1980, Leith Auctions conducts auctions throughout Ohio specializing in Farm Equipment, Real Estate, Estates, Antiques & Livestock.  We are also honored to auctioneer many Ohio County Fair 4-H & FFA livestock auctions plus several charity events each year.


Auction Day Phone: 740-215-1952




Farm Ground

This 72+/- acre parcel of farm ground will be offered by Public Auction. Parcel No-0040016800 (Fairfield Co/Berne Twp/Section 14). Frontage on Lutheran Church Rd to the east & Schwilk Rd to the west. Auction & April 5th viewing will be conducted on the farm at the Schwilk Rd boundary. Farm is just north of Bauman Hill Rd. Signs are posted!



Farm Viewing- Weds (Apr 5) from 5-6PM

This gently rolling parcel offers many possibilities. Formerly known as Peaceful Valley Farm. Tax card lists mostly tillable/pasture acres w/8+/- acres in woodlands featuring private family camping venue. Zoned 111- Cash grain or general farm. Last farmed in 2015. This parcel does not include the 5.01ac homestead, bldgs & pond at 2175 Lutheran Church Rd that has been surveyed off original parcel of 77+/-ac. Soil types are mostly Cincy silt loam, Cincy-Wellston & Homewood Gilpin complex. Columbia Gas line runs thru property. Any or all mineral rights transfer with parcel. Dwelling on Schwilt Rd in the NW corner of this property is part of this offering. Berne Union Schools.

AUCTIONEER/AGENT NOTE: Folks- if you are looking to expand your farming enterprise or investment portfolio, please explore this rare offering. This property offers several outstanding homesite possibilities with wonderful vistas for anyone looking to build in the country. The camping complex on Schwilk Rd in the woods at the SW corner of property offers exciting family recreation. Excellent potential for hunters to own property in a prime game area & also receive farm rental income. The camping complex could be your home base. Please note our April 5th viewing time or call us on any questions.


Terms: $10K down at auction w/45 days to close. Sells “as is” in all respects without warranties & subject to seller confirmation. See below for more details & terms.

Owners- Nancy A. Hoffman, Martha K. Cyrus, James H. Derflinger, Becky L. Dicken & Carol S. Jones (formerly known as Peaceful Valley Farm).

Dan Yarmesch & Joe Griffith- Attorneys



1-      Property consists of approximately 72+/- acres. Zoned 110 Agriculture. Frontage on Lutheran Church & Schwilk Roads.

2-      Approximately 5.001 acres consisting of homestead, buildings & pond on Lutheran

         Church Rd has been surveyed off original 77 acre parcel & will not be part of this  


3-      Dwelling on the NW corner of this parcel on Schwilk Rd. will be part of this offering.

4-      Private family campsite area in woods will also be part of this offering.

5-      Farm soil type consists of mostly Cincy silt loam, Cincy-Wellston & Homewood-Gilpin


6-      According to the County Tax Card, the property is mostly tillable/pasture land with

         approximately 8 acres in woodlands.

7-      Current Property taxes are approximately $1939.52 per half.

8-      Berne Union School District.

9-      There is a gas line on property.

10-    Any & all mineral rights transfer with property.

Super opportunity for farm ground, family recreation/camping area & possible building sites!


 1-         Balance of Parcel No. 0040016800 consisting of approximately 72 acres. (Homesite consisting of 5.001 acres has been split off original parcel of 77 acres & not part of this offering).

 2-         All bidding is open & public. You or your authorized representative must register prior to auction.

 3-         Seller(s) will accept or reject the highest offer after receiving the signed “Offer to Purchase” contract. Seller(s) reserve the right to accept or reject any & all offers.

 4-         Minimum bid increments are at the discretion of the auctioneer. 

 5-         $10,000 down at auction. Money is non-refundable if buyer fails to close within the terms of the contract. Sale is not dependent upon financing.

 6-         Balance of purchase price due at closing within 45 days from acceptance.

 7-         Your bids are to be based solely upon your inspection. Property is being sold “as is” in all respects without warranties. Property will be made available for any inspections potential buyers want to conduct prior to auction.

 8-         Property taxes pro-rated to day of closing. Possession at closing. Any mineral rights will transfer with the property.

 9-         Seller(s) will provide title insurance plus a clear & marketable deed. Any inspections or survey (if required) are responsibility of buyer.

10-        Sells subject to all valid recorded easements, restrictions & right-a-ways.

11-        The only additional closing costs to Seller(s) will be deed preparation, county conveyance fee & any filing fees associated towards Seller(s).

12-        Auctioneers/Agents represent the Seller(s). No Buyers Premium to be charged Buyer.


Please Note: We do not recognize Agent co-oping on our Auction properties.