Mingledorff Farmhouse, Circa 1855, Effingham County

I’m grateful to Kenneth Dixon for sharing the history of this home: The Mingledorff Farmhouse was built in 1858 by Norman Mingledorff (1830-1864). “DG 1858” is carved into a brick near the top of the chimney, the initials most likely being those of Georgia Ann Dasher, Norman’s wife. The house has stayed in the Mingledorff family since it was built, and a descendant of Norman and Georgia is slowly trying to restore the house.

Dan Frawley writes: Norman was our great-great grandfather… we have been told through the family that the house was built in 1855. Also told that when a chimney was added back in the day, it was customary for the brick mason to add his initials and the year of completion …

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5 responses to “Mingledorff Farmhouse, Circa 1855, Effingham County

  1. Jesse Bookhardt

    The simple beauty of this house is astounding. Georgia has many places of note that are still with us but we all need to heed a call to help preserve such places.

  2. Martha Stewart

    Norman Mingledorff was the two time great grandfather of my cousins.

  3. Dan Frawley

    Norman was our great-great grandfather… we have been told through the family that the house was built in 1855. Also told that when a chimney was added back in the day, it was customary for the brick mason to add his initials and the year of completion ….

  4. A wonderful house! This is especially interesting to me because a friend of mine, now deceased, was a Mingledorff before her marriage. I think that she would have enjoyed seeing this.

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