From the Salisbury Advertiser May 1, 1897
The Klej Grange property, located in Worcester county, has been purchased by the German capitalists who have for some time been negotiating for the estate. The price to be paid is $20,000 and a deed will be executed immediately. The Klej Grange property contains about 5,000 acres. The new owners will erect a beet sugar beet factory and establish a colony of German farmers who will raise the beets in large quantities. the importance of this enterprise to the county was indicated in a letter published in THE ADVERTISER last week from the pen of a prominent citizen of Salisbury.