Information at the museum tells us that this was the ceremonial front of the church, the entrance used for marriages and funerals. None of Doug's ancestors were married here, but it probably saw the funerals of Douwe Ditmars, Sr., Douwe Isaac Ditmars, John Henry Ditmars, Elizabeth (Fowler) Ditmars, Horatia (Gesner) Ditmars and Jane (Vroom) Ditmars Vroom (yes, when she married her second husband she became Jane Vroom Vroom), all in Doug's direct line through his grandmother Virginia (Ellingwood) Carpenter. Virginia's grandmother Horatia (Ditmars) Cunningham attended church here, and she was the 5th generation of Ditmars to do so.

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