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Our Story

What started as a dream has turned into a passion.

About 45 years ago, Oak Hill became part of our family. It was purchased as a weekend home but quickly became much more as my parents poured their hearts and souls into restoring the barns and home to their original state. Along the way, they fell in love with collecting antiques.

For 23 years, my mother and father, Sandy and Duane Wolfram, transformed the 19th century, crumbling farm into a gathering place for their family and friends that rivaled no other.  Their eye for detail and love for the natural surroundings enabled them to retain the charm and grace of the estate.

In 1996 my father passed away suddenly and his wish was to rest on the property which he adored. We were initially denied a permit to create a family cemetery on our property but we worked diligently to overturn that decision.

Soon after, a rumor spread in the community that what we needed to create our cemetery was to have a church on site. It wasn’t long before a knock came to the door. A member of a neighboring church, St. John’s, told us their country church needed a home. The congregation had built a new church and could no longer afford to keep up the old one. The suggestion was to “Take the church and move it to your property; it will be the answer to both our prayers”.

Our dream was becoming a reality and the county ultimately issued us a permit for our family cemetery. We moved St. John’s church to Oak Hill and placed my father in his final resting ground. My husband and I were the first to be married in the newly restored church and from there we’ve invited many to share in our joy and experience Oak Hill for themselves. The last 18 years of our lives has been touched by the many couples who have been captivated by the magic of Oak Hill. We invite you to share in our joy and experience Oak Hill.

– Doug & Becky Riedl (and children Emma, Anna, Matthew & Claire)  and Sandy Wolfram