Deusch: Berlin powder horn maker

This entry may stretch the definition of gunsmith to the breaking point, but it seems worthwhile to include.

The 1977 book "The Berlin area 1777-1977" reports that after the War of 1812, the building then known as the "Barracks" in Berlin, Pennsylvania was where a German man whose surname was Deusch made powder horns. The book states that the "Barracks" stood at the location occupied by the National Bank of Western Pennsylvania. That would be 534 Main Street, Berlin, Pennsylvania (39.920498015944496, -78.95746456944029).

The 1977 book says the "Barracks" was supposedly built in 1795, and was also used for the manufacture of chairs. The following image from the 1860 Walker map of Somerset County illustrates the "Barracks" when the building was being used as a chair shop.

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