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Captain Peter Ickes House - Abbottstown, PA

The historic house of Captain Peter Ickes is a 2-story, 18th Century log and stone Swiss-German home that was built during the Revolutionary War. Captain Peter Ickes, a Lutheran, served under General Washington in the Pennsylvania military force.


He was born in Limerick Township, Montgomery County, but in 1772 moved to Abbottstown, York (now Adams) County, where he served as a postmaster, innkeeper, and deacon of St. John’s Lutheran Church.


The original log section dates to 1740 while the stone side was built in the 1760's. The large family room addition in the back was added over 20 years ago. This is one of the oldest homes in Abbottstown, Pennsylvania. This home still maintains many of the original features such as exposed beams, log walls, moldings, and 12' deep window sills.


Located at: 14 W King St, Abbottstown, PA 17301








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