A Gettysburg Engagement!

We at the Jennie Wade House joyfully congratulate Erika Hartig & Robert Kishler on their recent engagement! The happy couple’s story is so special that we just had to share it with all of you.  Here is the letter that we received from Erika, telling it in her own words!


Dear Bonnie,

A few friends, my boyfriend and myself stayed in Gettysburg the weekend of October 28th-30th. Excited for the Halloween festivities we were in for quite a twist when snow began to fall! I already knew about the “legend” of the hole in the door at the house where Jennie Wade died. Since all of Gettysburg inevitably shut down due to the snow, I joked to my friends that all I wanted to do if nothing else was stick my little ring finger in that door. So on Friday night there I was and boy my finger fit perfect! Little did I know that three days later I would have a ring on that finger! So I am a firm believer in that legend and wanted to pass it on. We were engaged on October 31, 2011.


Erika Hartig & Robert Kishler