Destined to create his own Germanic bastion, Charles F. Dietrich bestowed his opulent wealth upon a life project to construct an estate nomenclatured Daheim, which defined in German means “the home”.
Charles F. Dietrich was born in Germany in 1836, eventually becoming a very successful businessman and key engineer in the development of acetylene gas for illumination. He also was an original founder of Union Carbide. He was initially introduced to Millbrook by Henry James Davison Sr., a fellow civil engineer and colleague.
Charles. F. Dietrich was also a member of the Rosicrucian society. Rosicrucianism is the religious theory of a secret society of mystics and spiritualists assembled in late medieval Germany, indoctrinated as “built on esoteric truths of the ancient past”…
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Daheim 19th Century Estate in Millbrook, Ny Part One
19th Century Estate Steeped in History, Mysteries and Intrigue Through Three Centuries Part Two