K is for my last name

This building in Vandling, PA, was my great-grandfather’s general store, post office, and beer business back in the early 1900’s. Back then it didnt have ugly, beige vinyl siding or a really bad ‘porch’. Back then it was a white, three story, clapboard structure, with porches on each floor. Next time I’m home I’ll have to remember to take a photo of the painting we have of it.

My grandfather and his 9 siblings were born here. A great uncle fell from the third story porch and died here. My Dad would spend his summers here working on the beer trucks.

The K’s moved to this corner of northeastern Pennsylvania in the mid 1700’s.  Before that they were in Connecticut (Tolland, Mystic, etc.) going back to the late 1600’s.  Quite a contrast to the maternal side of the family who only arrived here in the late 1800’s.

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~ by Kat on July 9, 2008.

3 Responses to “K is for my last name”

  1. Lot of history there! But dang, why’d they mess with the porches?!

  2. Wow, what a great piece of history.

  3. And, it’s for sale. Looks like you could buy it!

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