One House’s Story: The Hall Family

I always find it interesting when a family arrives in a community, plays a prominent role in that community and then, because children end up not marrying or having few children, simply disappear. This is the story of one such family line. A note about addresses: House numbers and street names often change over time.Continue reading “One House’s Story: The Hall Family”

One House’s Story: The Wise Family

Some houses still exist only on dated images found on Google Street View. I noticed this New Philadelphia house there, hidden behind hedges along Beaver Avenue, and wondered what stories it had to tell. I had no idea it had been the home of one of the community’s most respected Civil War veterans and hisContinue reading “One House’s Story: The Wise Family”