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Historical limestone home built in 1795 situated on 4.2 acres.
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This beautiful 1795 historic home composed of limestone is situated on 4.2 acres.  The home has a total of 23 rooms, 5 baths, and 2 fireplaces.  It consists of three one-bedroom apartments which gives the opportunity of earning rental income.  The main floor is equipped with a kitchen, and a family room with fireplace.  Also, it has 2 bedrooms, 1 main dining room, and 2.5 baths.  The house is heated by a gas furnace with a gas hot water heater.  An oil furnace is used for the back apartment.  Roof is approximately 10 years old.

 

In addition to selling the real estate, antiques and personal property will be sold as well.

The town has much to offer with superb surrounding school districts and colleges, several fine restaurants, and a short commute to Hershey and Harrisburg to the west, Reading to the east, and Lancaster to the south as well as easy access to the PA Turnpike and Interstates 81 and 78.

Taxes:

Township: $142.20

County: $367.35

School: $1,990.80

TERMS OF SALE:  The property is being sold subject to confirmation with a 10% deposit down on the day of sale and the balance is due within 45 days.  There will be a 10% buyer's premium added to both real and personal property.

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HOUSE HISTORY

John Caspar Stoever was a Lutheran pioneer.  He once owned part of Lebanon and acted as the controlling member of the Lebanon Land Company, which was purchased with 6 other members on October 31,1763.

The Stoever's, who were active figures in colonial Pennsylvania missionary enterprise, were natives of the Rhine Valley, Germany. On September 11,1728 they traveled on the "James Goodwill" and arrived in Philadelphia.

As early as 1737, he was warranted 300 acres of land situated between the present Borough of Cleona and the City of Lebanon. On this immense tract he selected a spot along the Quittapahilla (meaning "Snake-hole") Creek, where he built his house. Being of commodious dimensions, forty by sixty feet with stone walls three feet thick, served three purposes: first, as a domicile; second, as an asylum of refuge from the surprising incursions of the Indians; and thirdly, as a mill where for forty years he ground the neighbors' grain.

In 1737, he started the erection of the mill, which was only completed in 1740. A part of the building was also taken in use by him for a dwelling house, for which purpose two rooms on the first floor, and four on the second floor were utilized. The mill portion contained four sets of burr stones to grind flour and chop grain for feed.

The career of this imposing colonial figure came to its close on Saturday, May 13,1779. He died in the midst of a conformation service which he was conducting at his home because his depleted physical energy would not permit him to travel to the Hill Church. The funeral services were held in this church and interment was made in the adjoining cemetery. In 1895, grateful and appreciative posterity was moved to erect a monument to perpetuate the forceful personality and the assiduous missionary endeavors of this Lutheran pioneer. 

The actual house which is still standing today was built by John Stoever, and his wife, in 1795 on land bequeathed to him by his father, John Caspar Stoever. In the front of the house, above the porch roof, are two tablets of stone, bearing the translations:  "God bless this house and who goes here in and out."

                                                                                                             John Stoever

                                                                                                             Angenes Stoever

                                                                                                             1795

                                                                                                             "Peace be in the house and with those outside."

                                                                                                             This house is build A.D. 1795

Auction Schedule:

Thursday, October 26, 2006 @ 1:00pm

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  • Gumball machine (2)
  • Hot Dog Machine / Bun Warmer
  • Fishing Rods and Reels
  • Penn State Coke Bottles (1982 championship Season)
  • Bag Scales (2)
  • Old Radio
  • Light Fixtures
  • Toy Sleds
  • Old License Plates
  • Antique School Art Desk

Friday, October 27, 2006 @ 1:00pm

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Hundreds of Collectables:
  • Lanterns, Blow Torches, Tea Pots, Railroad Lanterns, Oil Lamps
  • Rolling Pins, Decanters, Copper Kettles, Old Fire Alarm Boxes
  • Beer Lights, Parking Meter, Turtle Shells
  • Advertising Tins, Stainless Steel Gas Grill
  • Fir Axes, Payphone, Bells
  • Egg Beaters, Milk Bottles
  • Large Butcher Block, Green / White Agate, Old time Clock

 Saturday, October 28, 2006 @ 9:00am
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  • Large Yellow Ware Mixing Bowl
  • Fraktur (1900)
  • Original Lebanon county Map (1860)
  • Oak Sideboard w/ mirror
  • Mechanical Christmas Decorations
  • Oak Dressers (3)
  • Cloths Tree
  • Large Pine Paint Decorated Chest
  • Room Rugs
  • Currier & Ives Prints
  • Black Memorabilia
  • Depression Buffet
  • Barber Jars
  • Large 2 Glass Door Bookcase w/ 2 Blind Doors
  • Breiningers Pottery
  • ABC Plate
  • Childs Rooltop Desk
  • Lunch Boxes
  • 50's Style Breakfast Set
  • Chalkware, Milk Cans
  • Spittoon
  • Kitchen Cabinets
  • Old Coca Cola Cooler
  • Wooden High Chair
  • Lawn & Garden Equipment
  • Muskee GT Riding Lawn Mower
  • Whirligig
  • Extension Cords
  • Hundreds of Hand Tools
  • Schoenhut Piano
  • Railroad Lanterns
  • Blow Torches
  • Hardware
  • Sprinkling Cans
  • Neon Beer Lights
  • Copper Fire Extingushers
  • Toys (metal)
  • Grinder
  • Misc. Books (history, children)
  • Can Warmers
  • Lunch Boxes
  • Train Set
  • Advertising Items
  • Bird Houses
  • Copper Pieces
  • Large, 3 x 10 Butcher Block Table and 3 x 3 Butcher Block
  • Golf Clubs
  • Kersene Stove w/ enamal finish
  • Hundreds of Plastic Buckets
  • Tabletop Working Soft Save Ice Cream Machines (2)
  • Rockwell 10 inch Table Saw
  • Lawn Mower
  • Engine Stand
  • Drill Press - Standing
  • Inagersollrand Air Compressor, 60 Gallon
  • Craftsman Table Saw
  • Jig Saw
  • Craftsman joiner
  • Gas Pump
  • Coke Machine
  • Telephone Booth
  • Misc. Lumber ( 6 x 10, 4 x 8, 2 x 4)
  • School Bells
  • Concrete Turtles from Lebanon Valley Mall
  • Spring Toys From Lebanon Valley Mall
  • Hex Signs from Lebanon Plaza Mall
  • Oak Dresser
  • Marble Top Tables
  • Grained Pine Blanket Chest
  • Oak Decon Bench (6 foot)
  • Longenberger Baskets
  • Cherry Drop Leaf Table
  • Blanket Chest (softwood)
  • Industrial Hot Dog Rollers (3)
  • Hoosier Kitchen Cabinets
  • Grained Schoolmaster's Slant TopDesk / 2 Door Top
  • Fine walnut double glass door secretary desk w/slant drop lid over a 5 graduated drawers resting on nice turned feet
  • Tall Case Grandfather's Clock / Broken Arch top / Moon Dial Face over a Shaped Waisted Door Sided w/ Champhered Corners Resting on a Bracet Footed Base 
  • Fine Pig Bank
  • Majestic Cook Stove
  • Radial Arm Saw
  • Mill Desk w/ 3 drawers
  • Fine Decorated Settee

Terms of Sale: The property is being sold subject to contingencies with a 10% deposit down on the day of sale and the balance is due within 45 days. There will be a 10% buyers premium added to the total sellers price due at settlement.