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Wytheville - Wohlfahrt Haus Dinner Theatre

170 Malin Drive

The name "Wohlfahrt Haus" was chosen to honor early pioneer Wilhelm Ludwig Wohlfahrt, born in 1718, who immigrated to America from Baden, Germany in 1750 on the vessel "Phoenix", captained by John Mason of Rotterdam.* Johann Wilhelm Ludwig Wohlfahrt married Margaretha Hoag, and settled in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. His son, Johann Ludwig (Lewis) Wohlfahrt, traveled to Wytheville, Virginia, married Christina Elser, and resided on the Lewis Wohlfahrt Land Grant. Both are buried in the cemetery at St. John's Lutheran Church, one of the older churches in Wythe County. Their daughter, Margaretha (called Peggy) married Peter Shrader. They resided in Wythe County and are buried beside Lewis and Christina Wohlfahrt in St. John's Cemetery.

Their son, Jon Lewis Shrader, settled in Bland County and married Christina Day. Both are buried near their homestead on Wolf Creek Mountain. John Lewis fathered a son, Joseph Michael, who married Emily Catherine Lambert. During the Civil War, John Lewis and Joseph Michael exchanged places on the battlefront, one staying at home tending their farmlands while the other fought for their country. Joseph Michael and Emily Catherine are both buried approximately two miles down Wolf Creek Valley, near Niday in the Shrader Family Cemetery, also located on Wolf Creek Mountain.

Joseph Watson (Watt) Shrader, son of Joseph Michael and Emily, married Bessie Alderman and they resided on a farm near Rocky Gap, Virginia. Both are buried in the Shrader Family Cemetery. They raised one son and three daughters, one being Emily Pauline Shrader who married Arnold Scott Hutchinson. They are the parents of Bobbie H. DeHart and Peggy H. Sutphin, grandparents of Richard F. (Rick) DeHart, Jr., Scott C. DeHart and Charles Patrick Sutphin and Great Grandparents of Christopher Scott DeHart, Jessica Emily DeHart and Eden Noel Sutphin.


Jack Leonard

Saturday, March 10, 2018
Cozy and friendly excellent food so many choices I hadn't had in years made me feel wonderful and welcome you didn't have time to watch the play but I intend to go back my companion and make a full night of it

Marva Johnson

Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017
Very nice experience. The performers were great. The show was excellent. Food was great and the service was good. The theater was very nice, comfortable and easy on the eye. I recommend Wohlfahrt Haus if you're looking for some where to go for good entertainment and a nice dinner or lunch.

bridget neal

Monday, Feb. 12, 2018
You would be better to spend your money grabbing a cheap meal before going to Barter Theater. This falls much more in the $10 community theater experience than what they charge. Food is decent and served hot. However your server is also an actor so you do not get service while they are on stage. The audio is horrible quality and uncomfortably loud. They left an actor on stage without a working mike the entire show. Customs are not great. They constantly remind you to tip you actor. I'm not used to tipping actors at theaters. I'm used to tipping restaurants with my cc but here you pay in advance. It made for a weird experience. First time. Probably the last trip. That says a lot because we probably attend 10 plays a year at other theaters.

Bonita Payne

Monday, Feb. 5, 2018
The food was great and plenty of it! And The show was amazing, lots of laughter! I definitely want to go again!

LaToya Jackson

Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018
These people work really hard they served as dinner and afterwards went on stage and performed a great play for us I believe the play was called Home for Christmas it was wonderful I loved it very enjoyable.

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