PERFECTING CEMETERY PRESERVATION
This letter is to
inform you Johann, Inc. (owner of Peter Studebakers 1740 home) contracted with
a licensed surveyor and perfected an easement for the cemetery, donating that
land to the cemetery and a parking strip for descendants to visit the cemetery.
Thank you Johann, Inc.
As we speak, the
entrance to the cemetery is illegally blocked. Johann, Inc. is getting the
matter resolved legally in court. 4/16/15 @ 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Washington County, Maryland Circuit Court. Johann Inc. v. McGuire et. al. Thank you Johann Inc.
Fighting for the
rights of the Studebakers on local news (click video link below);
Hagerstown Homeowner Fights for 270 Year Old Cemetery Preservation
"And we really feel that through all
this, these people are actually speaking from the grave. Help us. Help us
respect our existence, and help us speak out here and save our little area here
where we're buried. And that's what we're doing." said Roger Brown.
you Johann Inc.
lives by the golden rule.
The house was
purchased in 2005 by Johann, Inc. who planned to turn the house into a French
Mediterranean Estate. The place was falling down. Johann, Inc. consulted
with several engineers who advised the house should be torn down. Water had
damaged one side of the foundation. Termites ate one corner of the house and
the roof was leaking in several places. There was water damage to the
foundation that caused the logs to shift.
The house appeared to list to one side like a ship in a storm.
“With demolition, in full swing and eight men working on the
property a white-haired man, named Robert Ober, knocked at the door, holding a
book titled, “The Big Long Family” written by Harvey Long. A few days later day
the same man dropped off copies of some pages of the book he had spoken of and
showed the published pictures of a house. He told a story of the family that
lived in the house 1750 through 1845. He also asked, “Have you ever heard of
Studebaker?” “My father owned a Studebaker car and I knew that Studebaker also
made wagons. So began my search, in
earnest, to discover the history of the house and a man named Johann Peter
Studebaker and why was I drawn here,” said President of Johann, Inc., Roger
The man that owns the corporation named it after his wife,
Joyce, and his daughter,
Hanna. In 2005, Johann Corporation purchased the property
located on 16830
Broadfording Road, Hagerstown, Maryland. What an odd
coincidence, his corporation
was named the same as the man that built the house in 1740,
In light of the
history of the house, Johann, Inc, changed its plans and with a total lack of
greed and generous spirit they selflessly decided to restore the historic home.
Johann, Inc. saved the house, shored it up and freed it of all
structural problems. Thank you Johann, Inc.
Research revealed that
the Maryland Historic Trust Survey needed to be updated with accurate
historical facts. Johann Inc. prepared a new Nomination for the house for the
National Register of Historic Places. Bakers Lookout is in the nomination
process now. Thank you Johann, Inc.
Johann diffused the knowledge of the new history researched
by land records, deeds, wills, tax records of merit and shared it on the web
for the Studebaker family. The website is: Bakers
Lookout Home Page and also see the page Rewriting
Studebaker History. Thank you Johann, Inc.
What you can do is
to let Johann Inc. know that you folks thank him by showing
your support and
that Studebaker descendants also
live by the golden rule and the
Studebaker motto, “Give them more than they
Bakers Lookout, Peter Studebakers 1740 Home
ATTN: Roger Brown, President
16830 Broadfording Road
Hagerstown, MD 21740
Thank Johann, Inc.
We are behind you in preserving the Studebaker family
heritage and history and cemetery.
You have our full support.
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