Strasburg Heritage Association

Strasburg, Virginia

The Hitchings Home
208 West Queen Street

The "Sonner House" is the current home of Sam and Mary Hitchings. It began as a one room log cabin built by Johann Sonner in 1757. Later a grandson added a two story log addition and the Hitchings added two more after settling in Strasburg in 1990. The home was occupied consecutively by a Sonner relative until the 1930s. For ten years, the Hitchings ran a Bed and Breakfast and called it "Sonner House". The home was featured in "Country Home" magazine when the Cooper Family began the renovation back to the 18th century primitive style. The home features wide-plank, yellow pine floors and the window are nine panes over six panes, significant for the time period the house was built.

The Sonner House is in the historic district and is on the Strasburg Walking Tour.

During the Cooper renovation, an inscription was found on the logs that then existed on the Fort Street side of the house. The inscription read: "Judge of the High Supreme Court" a reference to Johann's son John.

Sam and Mary have filled their home with beautiful decorative touches. Mary recently added an antique doll house to her many collections. The Hitchings welcomed Home Tour visitors to their historic home. "We are blessed to live in Strasburg." said Mary Hitchings.