Jahn Cabinet Shop-1865

The most respected tradesmen to travel to this new world were cabinetmakers, as there was no room aboard ship to bring furniture. Johann Michael Jahn was the best of the 40-some craftsmen who set up shop here. This building has large doors so furniture could be easily moved out. On display are many of the old tools, including a pedal-driven scroll saw used to turn out delicate “ginger bread” trim used during the Victorian Period. Three coffins made by master carpenter Heinrich Goldenbogen and left over from the 1918 flue epidemic are also shown.