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General Information

No:  619
Street:   Miami
Name:  null
Family:  Dronsfield
Historic Plaque:  null
Owner Info:  Y
Built:   1929
Sec  23
Sub  Sibley's 3rd BL 18
Lot:  pt 10 & 11-14
Architect:  Robert McGrew Critchell
Cont/Build:  Paul Cook

#Owners:  1F
Original Use:  Residential
Current Use:  Residential

CHANGES - As Built:  N
Add To:  Y
Sub From:  N
Replace:  N

Changes Description:   1984 - general repair, new kitchen and new bath.


Current Owner: Steven M. & Jennifer Anne (Kipp) Dronsfield Date Fr: 2005 Date To: 
Original: John R. & Bonita Ford Gehrig Date Fr: 1929 Date To: 1984
1: George C. Jr. & Mary Maureen (Gehrig) Kipp Date Fr 1: 1984 Date To 1: 2005
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Story 1   John R. Gehrig was solicitor of Terrace Park for about 15 years or so until his death, 24 November 1967. John (attorney) & Bonita Gehrig had 4 children: John A. (attorney, b 1937), twin daughters Ann & Mary (married George Kipp) and a son Michael (attorney). Mary Gehrig Kipp also has twin daughters, a son George and others. Mary is moving to Milford and is selling the house to her daughter Jennifer and husband Steve Dronsfield. (information from John A. Gehrig who lives in Winter Park FL 2005). Mary Bonita Gehrig was born 3 November 1906 & died 27 December 1983 (aged 77 years), buried 30 December, 1983 in Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati OH
Story 2   John Gehrig (attorney) built the house. He and his wife Bonita had four children: sons John and Michael (also attorneys) and twin daughters Mary and Anne. John Gehrig was the solicitor for Terrace Park for over 20 years, from 1946 until his death in 1967. He helped to procure the World War II cannons that remain on the Village Green today. Mary and her husband George C. Kipp, Jr. bought the house in 1984 following Bonita's death in December 1983. They had five children: sons George and Jeffrey and daughters, Jennifer and twins Susan and Sarah (who were born on their mother's and aunt's birthday, November 22nd). In July of 2005 George and Mary's daughter Jennifer and her husband Steven Dronsfield bought the house and moved in with their daughter, Rachael. (information from Mary Kipp) She also adds how very proud they are that the house has remained in the same family since its building in 1929 and also virtually intact because they love it and Terrace Park as much as we have.
Story 3   Featured on page 1 of the Cincinnati Enquirer, April 27, 1930, when the house was new. It remains in the family (2005). (copy and more material in the house notebook)
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From Susan Frank after some enquiries from Mike Gehrig about the Fallout Shelter.  Mike's father, John, was very much involved.
"Mike Gehrig is Jennifer Kipp Donsfield's uncle.  He grew up in TP and his older brother, John, (Harvard class of 50 something) won the Terrace Park Outstanding Alumni award for his work with eye care in Africa and other 3rd world countries.  John lives in Florida but Mike is a Hyde Park resident."  Susan has done an oral history of Mike Gehrig that should be at the Terrace Park Historical Society.


1939 Map: Gehrig

1942 Map: Gehrig

1951/3 Map: John R. Gehrig

1959-68 Directories: John & Bonita Gehrig

1969-82 Directories: Mrs. John (Bonita) Gehrig

1984 Directory: ---- (Sold 1984 to daughter Mary - other 3 children sold her their interests)

1986-2003 Directories: George & Mary Gehrig Kipp

2004-05 Direct: (Sold 2005)

2006-12 Directories: Steve & Jennifer Dronsfield

2015 Directory: Dronsfield, Steve and Jennifer

2017 Directory: Dronsfield, Steve and Jennifer