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From: "John Ashbury" <>
Subject: [MDFR] History Moment - 9-11-10
Date: Sat, 11 Sep 2010 06:03:04 -0400
On September 11, 1832, Judge Jacob Steiner, of the Orphans Court of
Frederick County, died of cholera. His death sparked measures to deal with
the epidemic. He was 70.
On September 11, 1846, the Sisters of The Visitation arrived in Frederick to
continue the work begun by the Sisters of Charity. This was the Academy of
On September 11, 1854, construction began on the railroad station at East
All Saints Street and South Market Street. Today this building houses the
Frederick Community Action Agency and the Soup Kitchen.
On September 11, 1867, Allen G. Quynn sold The City Hotel in the first block
of West Patrick Street in Frederick for $19,000.
On September 11, 1874, Sgt. Josiah Pennsyl, who entered the Army in
Frederick claiming to be a native of the county, performed heroically with
Company M, 6th United States Calvary at the Battle of Lyman's Wagon Train,
also called the Battle of Upper Washita in Texas. He was awarded a
Congressional Medal of Honor on April 23, 1875. He actually born September
22, 1852, near Rainsburg, PA.
On September 11, 1880, County Commissioner George H. Ambrose committed
suicide near Sabillasville about a week after the death of his eldest son.
He was 52.
On September 11, 1893, The Women's College of Frederick, now Hood College,
opened on East Church Street with a faculty of 8 and 83 students, 33
boarding and 50 day students.
On September 11, 1969, Samuel W. Barrick, attorney for Frederick County, was
named to the Sixth Judicial Circuit Court bench, replacing Patrick M.
Schnauffer, who retired September 1.
On September 11, 2001, the Board of Trustees of The Trinity School, founded
by All Saints Episcopal Church and The Evangelical Lutheran Church, was
formed. The first day of classes at the new school was held on September 3,
2002, in the old Seventh Day Adventist School on Stadium Drive in Frederick.
If anyone can add information to these History Moments,
or would like to suggest an item for another calendar day,
please contact me privately.
John W. Ashbury
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