For Barbara Strouse Rechenberg, it’s all about coming home. One hundred and seventy seven years ago, Barbara’s great great great grandparents, Simeon and Rachel Hann, built a special home, a home with 17 rooms, amidst 600 acres in Shoemakers Corners, NY ( now Andover, NY.)
In this home, Simeon and Rachael Hann raised 10 children. For the next 120 years generation after generation, all members of the Hann family lived on the property.
The family names of Hann, Baker, Adams and Lever all have a place in Barbara’s family tree, all are Founding Families of Andover, NY and all have played a part in the story that is The Hann homestead Inn.
In the 1960’s, the home was sold to someone outside of the Hann family then sat abandoned and falling down for almost 40 years. In 2000 the house was purchased and lovingly restored.
In March of 2014, the house then was purchased by the Rechenbergs.
The Hann Homestead is once again back in family hands!
Barbara and Kurt wish to preserve the home that holds so much of her family history. They look forward to showcasing the many pieces of local and family artifacts in their collection. Barbara wants to give back to the community she grew up in by providing a much needed source of overnight accommodations in Allegany County. Creating a home-like atmosphere for those returning to the area or simply traveling through.
Kurt and Barbara welcome YOU back home. Back home to The Hann Homestead Inn- even if it is your very first visit!
The Hann Homestead Inn will opened for business in July of 2014