Bridge at Upper Mill

Historians Page

YOU ARE IN : home » Historians Page

The Homan-Trusnovec Family - 200 Years Living on Main Street

Jane Homan Trusnovec has lived in her home on Main Street all of her life. Homan family have lived there before her. Each family member has left contributed to the history of Yaphank.

In 1807, Mordecal Homan purchased the house for $1,000 from Thomas Homan. Mordecai was one of the founders of the Yaphank Presbyterian Church. After Mordecai Homan came Richard S. Homan. He went to sea as a boy and became a well known sea captain. He also fought with the Second New York Volunteer Calvary in the Civil War. Samuel Lester Homan was Jane’s great- grandfather. He was named Postmaster of Yaphank in 1885, and he ran the Post Office and a General Store from Jane’s house. Jane’s great uncle was L. Beecher Homan, who was an editor of the Port Jefferson Times. He is best remembered for writing ‘Yaphank as It Is and Was. Its Prominent Men and Their Times’ in 1875. When the book was published it created quite a stir in the village. Samuel Frederick Homari and Paul Hornan were Jane’s grandfather and father. Samuel Frederick Homan worked for the Pennsylvania Railroad and Paul Homan worked for the L.l. Railroad as a tower man at the Patchogue Station. They all preceded her at the Homan House on Main Street. I don’t believe that there is another house in Yaphank that can claim to have remained in the family for over two hundred years. Jane is a member of the Yaphank Historical Society and she is opening her house for the Annual Candlelight House Tour on December 3rd.