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Possibly Lots 9 & 10 on North Eutaw


Possibly Lots 9 & 10 on North Railroad

Recorded in 1888 is the purchase of four lots in Barton by John Creutzburg, Henry's younger brother. According to the record in book 64, folio 650, Andrew B Shaw assisted John in the purchase of this property from the estate of John S. Combs. It consisted of Lots 9 & 10 on both North Railroad and North Eutaw Streets. The properties on Eutaw adjoined those on Railroad. In July 1895, a judgment in favor of Thomas G. Evans and Co. resulted in the seizure of this property and it's ultimate sale to Samuel Bradley, as the highest bidder, for $1,760.00. The pictures here are not necessarily the lots once owned by John Creutzburg, but they appeared to be the most likely possibility.

John Creutzburg married Maggie Lutz of Frostburg in March 1889. They were married in St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Frostburg. At this writing, I have not been able to determine if they had any children. According to "The History of Allegany County," by 1923 Maggie had remarried. The last evidence of John is in the 1900 census where he is a boarder in Barton, listed as married for 12 years. Maggie is not with him.