Welsh Run is a village in Montgomery township six miles from Mercersburg. David Davis, an immigrant from Wales, purchased a large tract of land along a stream (later to be known as Welsh Run) nearby between 1736 and 1740. He was joined by others from his native country and the settlement was known as "The Welsh Settlement" from which latter came the Village of Welsh Run.
This 1865 Victorian Bed & Breakfast is located in the small village of Welsh Run, minutes from Mercersburg, PA. The thirteen-room Victorian home with its widow's peak was built by Dr. Henry and Emma Chritzman.
Dr Chritzman, born 1837 in Harrisburg, PA., graduated from Pennsylvannia Medical College in 1859 and practiced medicine in Keedysville, MD, until the start of the Civil War in 1861. Early in the war he was appointed a Contract Surgeon, later he was commisioned Assistant Surgeon, and in October 1864, he was commisioned Surgeon with the rank of Major serving with both the 8th PA Cavalry and 2nd BDE/3rd Div/IIC corps, until the close of the war.
Dr. & Mrs. Emma Chritzman located to Welsh Run and built this Victorian home in 1865. He continued to practice medicine until Mrs. Emma (Newcomer) Chritzman died.
11883 Mercersburg Rd, Welsh Run, PA 17225 • 717-328-3259
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