Re: [TalkAntietam] Re: Stone mill and house
I don't have an email address for Kevin. You'll probably have to call the park and asked for his extension.
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From: "Scott Hann" <wutheringheights@...>
How can I get in touch with Keven? I'm trying to determine how many
Rohrbach farms, at the time of the battle, had barns. The only
Rohrbach families I'm aware of are those of Henry and Noah near the
--- In TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com, "RoteBaron" <RoteBaron@...> wrote:
> I was at Antietam last Friday to give a full tour for a friend.
While at the park, I spoke with my good friend John Hoptak. He talked
to Keven Walker (the park's expert at historic buildings, etc.) about
the Stone Mill.
> Kevin searched the census records and concluded "beyond a reasonable
doubt" that at least in 1860 the home was occupied by Mr. Solomon and
Ms. Jennie Lum. Their two daughters (Fannie, 3, and Annie, 1,) lived
there as well, along with a "servant" named Louisa Marshall.
> Tom Shay
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> From: Thomas Clemens
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> Subject: Re: [TalkAntietam] RE: Stone mill and house
> No Bill, it was not a Rohrbach farm. I researched this once, out
of curiosity mostly, but do not remember what I found. Will look again
when I have time.
> Thomas G. Clemens D.A.
> Professor of History
> Hagerstown Community College
> >>> <gwjchris@...> 06/26/08 5:18 PM >>>
> I was under the impression that it was owned by a Rohrbach.
> In a letter from a soldier of the Seventeenth Michigan Infantry,
he only refres to it as a stone mill. His unit charged a group of
Confederates near the mill late in the afternoon.
> Bill Christen
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- "Absentee" owners were fairly common in the Shrpsburg area. Research shows that Sam Poffenberger did not own that farm at the time of the battle but was living there buying it from his father in law. Also the Nicodemus farm was not purchased by him until the srping of 1863, but he was living there. Carman, and subsequently others, had a tendenct to name things for who lived there, not whose name was on the deed.
Thomas G. Clemens D.A.
Professor of History
Hagerstown Community College