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Zeisloff Log House Moves to Ontelaunee Park
Photos by: Irwin Hamm and Lenore Handwerk

July 31, 2001 was a historic day in Lynn Township. The Zeisloff log cabin built sometime in the late 1740's was moved from private property to Ontelaunee Park about a mile away. The journey was witnessed by close to 200 interested onlookers of all ages.

The log cabin has a magnificent story to tell. From the massacre of several family members by ma-rauding Indians during the French and Indian War through 250 years of American history, it has also sat witness to 250 years of Lynn Township history.

First east on Zeisloff Rd...

...then north across a stubble field and through standing soybeans and corn...

...the cabin emerged to head down the center of Leh Court.

Next a right on Allemaengel Rd. and an immediate left into the park recently acquired by Lynn Township.

The final destination was a small grove of trees where the pre-Revolution structure will be restored and become a focal point of the Lynn Township Historical Society's mission of preserving Lynn Township's rich cultural heritage for future generations.

An understanding of our precious past can only add to the enjoyment of our 21st century lives.

The log home was transported by V.H. Wolfe House Movers of Bethel, Berks County and the Lynn-Heidelberg Historical Society welcomes all donations to help defray the cost of this project.


The Lynn-Heidelberg Historical Society is a registered 501(c)3 organization.