Wethersfield's Homebuilders: 1940s and Beyond

“There are no dividends to compare with comfort and contentment, no returns equal to the personal pride felt by the man who owns the home that shelters his family.” – Alfred G. Hubbard, Wethersfield Homebuilder But the living quarters constructed in 1633 by John Oldham and the other “Ten Adventurers” who came through the wilderness […]

Wethersfield's Homebuilders: 1900 – 1930

By  Jim Meehan “There are no dividends to compare with comfort and contentment, no returns equal to the personal pride felt by the man who owns the home that shelters his family.” – Alfred G. Hubbard, Wethersfield Homebuilder But the living quarters constructed in 1633 by John Oldham and the other “Ten Adventurers” who came […]

Wethersfield's Homebuilders: 1634 – 1900

by Jim Meehan “There are no dividends to compare with the comfort and contentment, no returns equal to the personal pride felt by the man who owns the home that shelters his family.” – Alfred G. Hubbard, Wethersfield Homebuilder But the living quarters constructed in 1633 by John Oldham and the other “Ten Adventurers” who […]

About the Author: Barbara J. Mathews

“Barbara J. Matthews is a Certified Genealogist specializing in colonial Connecticut genealogy and the author of several books and articles.  She blogs at http://blog.demandinggenealogist.com/

The Welles Family and the Establishment of Newington

by Barbara J. Mathews, CGN Newington is a daughter town of Wethersfield. Like so many daughter towns, it was originally set out as additional farmlands for the inhabitants of Wethersfield then became a new parish and finally an independent town. The first lay-out of lands was for mile-wide a strip of land on the west […]

The First Church of Christ

by Henry von Wodtke Source       The English men and women who founded the Town of Wethersfield and this church were endeavoring, as they saw it, “to maintain and preserve the liberty and purity of the Gospel of our Lord Jesus.” These words come from the preamble to the Fundamental Orders adopted in 1639 by […]

About the Author: Henry von Wodtke

Henry von Wodtke is a retired corporate lawyer, author and member of Glastonbury Historical Society and The First Church of Christ, Wethersfield.  He is the author of the book “Why God? Overcoming Obstacles to Faith” and various historical and religious articles.

Religion in Glastonbury: the Congregationalists

by Henry von Wodtke [Glastonbury, Newington and Rocky Hill Connecticut are all daughter towns of Wethersfield – each with its own story.] The need for early Congregationalists to participate weekly in public worship was a major factor in causing Glastonbury to break away from Wethersfield.  On Sundays, if at all possible, Congregationalists attended both morning […]

About the Author: Lois Wieder

Lois Weider was a fixture in Wethersfield preservation history volunteering at Wethersfield Historical Society, Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum and during the restoration of the First Church of Christ. Lois wrote “A Pleasant Land, A Goodly Heritage” in commemoration of the First Church of Christ in commemoration of the 350th anniversary. 

About the Authors: Ann Harrison & Mary Donohue

Ann Harrison is a freelance journalist and the Coordinator for the Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route state project in Connecticut. Mary Donohue is the survey and grants director and architectural historian for the Historic Preservation & Museum Division of the Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism. She is also co-author of “En Avant with our French Allies,” […]