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Memories of Oakland, page 9

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ered, as a very disagreeable odor of medicine was always noticeable when passing his office—a good and cheap means of advertising.

Crossing the bridge over the Little Yough, and on the right hand side of the road, was Mr. Helbig's Tannery which vied with Dr. Schmitt's for disagreeable smells.

Returning to Oak Street, between Third and the 'deep cut', was D. R. Brand's residence (then the largest in town), and a General Store added onto the west side of it. Mr. Brandt was one of the pioneer settlers of Oakland, and did quite an extensive business for those times when all the goods were hauled from Cumberland to Oakland on wagons until the B&O R. R. was completed. Uncle Reese, as we called him, took an active part in church affairs, as noted previously, but he caught the "western fever" and sold his residence to Mr. Hinebaugh who later sold to Ezekiel Totten. William P. Totten then continued the mercantile business here for some time.

Continuing west on Oak Street we come to the 'deep cut' which was not bridged then, and a foot path led down the north side to Second Street. At this point "Coon" Michaels opened a store in a building built by John Michaels for that purpose. Mr. Offutt later


Thomas J. Brandt

JONATHAN AND HULDAH (TISSUE) HINEBAUGH A U G H (HEIMBACH). They came to Oakland in 1855. The second building in Oakland (the railroad station was first), according to Scharf's History, was the store of Daniel Reese Brant. This store was purchased by Jonathan Hinebaugh in 1855. On joining the Confederate Army he sold his store to Ezekiel Totten. Later it was operated by William Totten, his son. The store stood on the present site of Ray Teets Garage. Harry, Roy and Bessie are grandchildren. Ward, Cargo and Donald Howard Hinebaugh are great-grandsons of this pioneer merchant. Picture through the courtesy of Hilda Madigan of Deer Park, Md.


Collection Location:
Ruth Enlow Library, Oakland

Original Size:
22 x 15 cms

Maryland, History

Western Maryland, 1750-1963

Western Maryland Regional Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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