Hi, I just found the Gegenheimer site and I am
delighted to find more history on the family. I am new on the computer
age, and I am having so much fun.
I am Pat Lux, we are the family living in the log
home Jacob built in 1835. I see the article from the Shelbyville News is
included in the history. I was so surprised. I had some history of the
family for there are still descendants living in the area. I am pleased
to be learning more from your site.
If only these ole logs could talk. I know you will
probably think we are crazy but we have friendly spirts in the house.
There are two families that come and go. One is William and his
children. We have seen a young boy in old clothing about the age of 10
or 12. A little girl in old clothing with a apron and bonnet on about
the age of 5 or 6. We have had so many unusual happenings though the
years, all friendly and some strange.
We had a psychic out several years ago and she told
us there are two families and a lot of children coming and going. She
knew the room they come and go in without us evening telling her. We did
not tell her anything and she "hit all the things we already
knew" She said "they just like coming home." She told us
several things about several family members that had lived here. As soon
as she got out of her car she pointed to an upstairs window and
said" I want to go to that room, William and one of his children
are at the window." That is the room we knew they stayed, came and
went from the house. If we didn't live here and know there are their
spirts here, we would never believe it.
Since we did the house we tore the log barn down
that was built in 1834 and used those logs for a three car garage. The
house and garage are so neat and the history in these old logs would be
priceless if they could only talk.
If I could figure out how to use my scanner I would
send pictures of the house and garage.
There is only one solid log the entire length of
the house which is 40 foot, the rest of the logs were spliced in. Can
you imagine how they cut and raised the logs? What a job.
From the Shelbyville News article there was an
error in the children's names. Our son Jeff's last name is Slaton, and
our son Kyle last name in Lux. The paper had these two names reversed.
If any of the Gegenheimer (Gahimer) family is ever
in the IN. area and would like to see the log home Jacob built we would
be happy to show you.
I am enjoying your site and so happy I found it.