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From: Cedar & Stone <>
Subject: Re: Death of Paul Englar at 106:Historian Lost!
Date: Fri, 29 Sep 2000 19:30:57 -0400
Friends on the Brethren list, this is what I sent to the Frederick list and
to the Carroll List. Thanks for those that emailed me so quick on this!
Cedar & Stone wrote:
> about an hour ago, I received word by internet on another List((Brethren))
> of the
> passing of Paul Englar--written by Richard Weber who is also on this
> List(Frederick). I have since confirmed this with both the Baltimore Sun
> obituaries and the Carroll Lutheran Village immediate care center where
> Paul resided. The Carroll Co Times did not have any write up on this
> man who just received a Medal from the French Government for his service
> in WWI. Paul was honored by the Historical Society of Carroll Co at
> their anniversary of Carroll Co day in January. For those that are
> nearby, the memorial service will be held at Carroll Lutheran Village.
> What a dear, kind, gentle man, great historian and a loss to us here
> that do anything related to Wakefield Valley, Carroll Co MD. His lines
> were mostly Brethren, but his ancestors home was near to the Poulson
> Home, near Stone Chapel Methodist Church and in the Wakefield area.
> For all that did not know--Paul was the one who helped convince me of
> the existence of a family cem off Nicodemus Road near New Windsor. It
> was confirmed also by another Poulson descendant in OH (Ralph) from
> family photos of the stones, pre 1983 and pre 1963. Paul and I spent
> months trying to convince zoning officials of the Poulson family burial
> ground. From old photos from his World War I service, from videos of the
> farms and with land plats and aerial photos the exact location of the
> cem was documented. Fortunate for us the huge sinkhole was not near
> enough to the cem as we may never have found it--did find an old
> treactor though in there. Alas, neither Paul nor I won the fight to save
> the family cem nor many of the farms near to the quarry. As Paul's
> eyesight failed and his health, he remained steadfast in the existence
> of the Poulson family burial ground.
> Our loss again due to the fact that few of the original homes will be
> there or accessible in 3 years, if still remaining standing between
> Stone Chapel Church and the Strawbridge Shrine. So anyone who has NOT
> taken photos of the Nicodemus home, the Poulson home, the England home,
> the Bollinger/Haines/Getty homes with 2 doors, the Englar home near New
> Windsor MD--you better
> start planning to do it.
> REALLY, anyone who has any old house from Union Bridge quarry and over
> to Rt 31 and then back Rt 407 to the railroad tracks at Rt 31 better
> take the old family farm photos! Paul's home was near to the Poulson
> home, the Nicodemus home, the Englar farm (barn to be razed now), the
> Baile home, the Nicodemus/Devilbiss farmily cem, the Baile cem and many
> many more of his relatives farms.
> The other Englar farm was known for its huge white strawberries--never
> have verified this in any newspapers back in the 1920s, maybe someone
> else can.
> PEPPER, you were right--photo photo photo and do those family videos
> before too late!!
> DORINDA, I am sorry for the long message here. Again all on listl, do
> NOT put things off with your friends and/or relatives--the history in
> their mind may be gone tomorrow! Karen