(photo below)David Coy-9th generation COY,with present land owner,Bill Hagenbuch.Bill and David mount the plaque on the front door of the Log Cabin built by Jacob Coy
(photo below)David screws in the last screw needed to mount the plaque declaring Jacob's cabin as a Landmark.
(photo below)Bill Hagenbuch with his daughter Chris,tell David about how the cabin got moved to their property by his mother during the 1940's.
(photo below)David COY show off the plaque that is now mounted to the Jacob COY cabin of 1802.The Historical Society declared 1803,but we know through records that it was built by 1802
(photo to right)David and Eugene COY stand in the doorway of the NEW landmark status for Jacob's cabin.
(photo below)In front of the fireplace-David and Eugene COY tour the inside of Jacob's cabin.Grace and Bill gave them details that have been kept intact from it's original design nearly 200 years ago.
(Photo below-left)Upstairs loft of Jacob's cabin
(photo right)Eugene COY standing on the stairs that were very narrow to navigate up to the loft of the cabin
David and Dad had an absolutely wonderful day at the Hagenbuchs after the Heritage Day Festival.The Hagenbughs extended great hospitaility to the long lost COY's of Jacob's ancestors. They spent time showing a slide show of how the other large 2 story COY building that is now the home the Beavercreek Wetlands association had been moved,and how the utility company had to take power lines down to get it moved all in one piece.
Bill and Grace also took the time to tell of Bill's mother purchasing Jacob's cabin and having it moved to this property in the 1940's.
They also gave more details of the other landmark's on their property.
I think this was the BEST way for David to have celebrated his Birthday.
If I hadn't written the letter to the Beavercreek Historical group to suggest this becoming a landmark,our family never would have known that it already was in the works,nor would we have joined the society ourselves. David would have gone on to just catch a peek at our Heritage cabin from afar,instead of the current owners getting a chance to share their joy with more of it's ancestor's who really love it as much as they do.I'm so thrilled that the Hagenbuch's have brought new COY's into the fold of sharing the love of Beavercreek and it's landmarks left to tell it's tales to the future.