Thursday, August 06, 2009

Benedict Miller House of Peace Grantsville Maryland

The above picture is of the Benedict Miller House of Peace. Built by Benedict Miller, an Amish Bishop, and his son Joel B. in 1835 near Springs PA. It was moved to Spruce Forest Artisan Village in Grantsville Maryland 1986.
For those who are interested in genealogy. Benedict married CATHERINE BEACHY the daughter of Peter and Sally, the son of Peter #1 who came from Switzerland. So there is a Beachy in the history of this house of peace.

This home is furnished with Miller family treasures, provides a context for the accounts of Benedict's benevolence, as well as the story of the spiritual and foundations of this mountain community, once known as Brothers' Valley. The Amish way of peace allowed the early settlers to build communities along side the Shawnee and other Indian nations. Benedict Miller's homestead stood for charity, good works, and strong faith.