Ramsey Popcorn Co. located in rural Ramsey, Indiana, is a family owned business that has been in operation for over 60 years. You need not look Ramsey up on the atlas, because it won't be there but this is where Cousin Willie was born and it is where he has stayed - raising hogs, cattle, popcorn, 13 kids, and 28 grandchildren.

With the Sieg Family being a large part of the population Cousin Willie has felt it was his duty to see that everybody has some work to do. The first jobs he gives each of the kids on the farm is picking up rock and cleaning out hog pens. "That way, by the time they get to working at the popcorn plant, they like it just fine." Today, Ramsey Popcorn Co., Inc. is one of the community's largest employers.

Edward Sieg and his wife, Agnes, began the business in 1944 going from store to store selling raw popcorn and other items out of the back of their truck. The Sieg's four sons, Wilfred, Donald, Eugene and Mark inherited the business back in the 1960's. Wilfred E. Sieg, Sr., President Emeritus, is the actual Cousin Willie portrayed on the product today.