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From: Cedar & Stone <>
Subject: 2 door houses
Date: Tue, 29 Aug 2000 23:28:50 -0400
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Art and Sandi Wilson,
In my area of Frederick Co MD near Carroll Co MD and 12 miles from York Co PA, some
of the early houses made of brick baked on the farm had 2 doors. They are rapidly
disappearing here by the way!
Since I research the early German Baptist Brethren here as a hobby (sometimes United
Brethren and sometimes Lutheran switchovers), I find many with 2 front doors and some
with the old outside stone German chimneys (also in Washington Co MD near Smithsburg
and Leitersburg). Well sure it could be coincidence due to the Adams style and the 4
or 5 bay homes and the fact that they were built between 1770s and before 1820s but
gee all the ones I do are from families that are Brethren. And then I go to OH to see
where some of the other family lines went and they have 2 doors too just like the
ancestors had from MD, but only a few out there in OH are left. So is it Brethren,
probably NOT but the families were. Some of the houses have a trap door like or
expanding wooden platform used for dividing rooms in them too just like early
Brethren churches did for love feasts. So I stick to the houses with 2 doors, the
orchards, the family cemetery with its sodium metabisulfite schist or slate engraved
tombstones enclosed by a limestone wall with periwinkle growing all over the graves,
the mill, the lime furnace to burn lime to go on fields (which unfortunately leads to
keeping ahead of the mine and quarry searchers of present day looking for calcium
carbonated lime or marble), the everlasting cedar trees (with some ash trees if the
wife is from Scotland for good luck), and too many other things to try to remember
but I look for automatically.
Old brick houses around here with 2 doors that I look at are Bollinger, Geiman,
Petry, Neff, Keller, Zimmerman, Cassell, Baile, Bankert, Miller, Myers, Danner,
Devilbiss, Nicodemus, Alexander, Nusbaum, Trimmer, Driver, Royer, Roop, Kemp,
Johnson, Doubs/ Dubbs, Schaeffer/Shaffer and too many other names that are forgotten
right now from instant recall that malfunctions too much for me these days. Now the
real test is to figure out if the stone ones in Washington Co MD are Brethren, where
that stone is really prevalent resources for homes.
And ya know what, some of the homes have 2 doors in Switzerland too but not of brick
but of a small diameter schist stone!
Art & Sandi Wilson wrote:
> Hi, can you explain about the house with two doors?
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