It's so COOL what can be found on ebay. This certificate is for sale there, by a seller in Utah. Don't you wonder how it got to him?
Anyway, it was one share in the First State Bank of New Pierz (Genola), purchased by J.N.Rauch in 1922 for one hundred dollars.
The ad below the certificate was from 1916, so was it called Genola then New Pierz? I think the bank was a victim of the Depression as many were.
Did JN get his money back? We don't know, but maybe some reader does. It might be an interesting story!
By the way, hope all our readers have a wonderful, family filled Christmas!