Vineyard Hills
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dukemartin
N 40° 04.215 W 080° 43.112
17T E 524001 N 4435592
Quick Description: Site of vineyard owned by John Peter Kreusch.
Location: West Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 2/15/2018 6:47:57 AM
Waymark Code: WMXQR0
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member razalas
Views: 1

Long Description:
Vineyard Hills

Site of 31 acre vineyard owned and operated by Fr. John Peter Kreusch (1818~88), German priest who served St. Alphonsus German Catholic Church(1859~83). Vineyard, set circa 1862, yielded from 4,000 to 15,000 gallons of unadulterated altar wine used by area churches annually until 1890s. Cellars were 80' long, 25' wide and 20' high. Father Kreusch's vineyard was one of several along Ohio River.
Marker Number: None on sign

Marker Title: Vineyard Hills

Marker Location: Wesy of Grandview St.

County or Independent City: Wheeling, WV

Web Site: [Web Link]

Marker Program Sponsor: West Virginia Archives and History, 1996

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