||Charles W. Bruhl was Mayor of Terrace Park 1916-19. (relative
Joan Barker 5 Stoney Creek 2003) Ray Allison was Mayor of Terrace Park 1957-59.
|| Guy "Sunny" Startsman
(son of Guy) lived here c 1925 or later according to pictures given to
the Terrace Park Garden Club for the celebration May 2, 1995 of the Club's
75th Anniversary. (see also census for 1930)
A Bruhl daughter, Helen Regina, married Guy Startsman.
She was born in Zanesville OH, 16 February 1895 and died 11 January 1935,
aged 39 years, Gilligan Funeral Home. Guy Startsman was born 16
December 1905 and died 18 November 1994, aged 88 years. They are both
buried in section 16 of Greenlawn Cemetery, Milford OH.
|| According to an affidavit after the death of Charles W.
Bruhl sworn by Catherine Bruhl on February 8, 1927, Carl Phares, Public
Notary of Hamilton County OH - Charles W. Bruhl died "on or about the
27th day of May, 1925", a resident of Terrace Park. His heirs:
widow Catherine E. Bruhl of Terrace Park, son Arthur G. Bruhl of
Zanesville OH, daughter Clara Mary Magdaline Dowling of Cincinnati OH,
daughter Ida Theodora Fanger of Cincinnati OH, daughter Catherine
Ruth Bruhl of Terrace Park & daughter Helen Regina Startsman of
Catherine Ruth Bruhl died March 19, 1926.
Other real estate: lots in Stephen G. Brown's subdivision of Bett's
division of squares in the western part of Cincinnati OH - Linn &
Laurel, Linn & Hopkins - also some in John Riddle's estate (see
affidavit in archives).
||Joan Barker (5 Stoney Creek) is a Bruhl descendant.
In 2008 she still had an aunt living (Joy Cronin, nee Fanger) who
remembers visiting the Bruhl family in Terrace Park on Sundays. The
Bruhls were her mother's parents (mother was Ida Fanger, nee Bruhl).
She remembers that they grew vegetables and she remembers fondly their
daughter, Regina, also living there with her husband, Guy Startsman.
Joy's older brother was John Fanger, Joan Barker's uncle.
||This home is on the September 21, 2008 Terrace Park
Historical Society House Tour.
Points of Interest
(information from the 2008 House Tour)
1) Originally a yellow brick “Four Square” home.
2) The first two
owners of the home were Charles and Catherine Bruhl from 1912-1948, and
Ray and Marjorie Allison from 1948 - 1983.
Charles Buhl was mayor of Terrace Park from1916-19. Ray Allison was
mayor from 1957-59. Terrace
Park resident, Joan Barker, is a Bruhl descendant.
Her aunt remembers visiting the Bruhls every Sunday and enjoying
their homegrown vegetables. She
also remembers the Bruhl’s daughter, Regina, married to Guy Startsman.
The Bruhls were her mother’s parents.
3) There are some
very interesting pencil markings on a door in the cellar.
They concern the cycle of the moon and crops that were stored
there, probably along with canned items on shelves.
They must have been made by the Bruhl family.
Charles Bruhl was listed as a farmer in the 1910 census before he
moved to Terrace Park. Both his and his wife’s father were born in
Germany as well as her mother, so they may have grown up in somewhat
4) Family room off the back of the house was added in 1994 by the
Randolph family (Randy Hershey, architect; Drackett and Harth, builders).
This was the first step in updating the original house for
today’s living standards. They
added a “great room”, finished basement underneath, updated the
existing kitchen, and added the deck and gazebo.
When the McCarthys bought the house in 2005, the 2nd floor
still had the original 4 bedrooms with one hall bathroom.
In 2007 they added a master suite (bedroom, bathroom & 2
closets) above the new garage, laundry room and another full bathroom. On the 1st floor they added a mudroom next to the
Both in 1994 and 2007 the “star” pattern windows of the original house
were copied in the additions.
7) Marty McGrory was the McCarthy’s
architect/builder. He was
meticulous about matching the exterior brick and foundation, interior
window casings etc. He was in the house during the
tour so people could talk with him about what he's done in that
Dixon Allison was born 18 January 1914 & died (aged
70 years) 23 July 1984, buried 26 July 1984. Marjorie B. Allison
was born 21 December, 1918 & died (aged 86 years)
26 July 2005, buried 29 July 2005, Elden A. Good Funeral
Home. Both are buried in Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati