The Captain Rodolph Bolles Sargent House
This stately home was originally built for Captain Rodolph Sargent (1852-1935). Rodolph was at sea during much of his career and eventually settled in Mississippi.
This is an early photo of the home. Rodolph’s son Harvey is said to be in the picture.
The house on the left of Rodolph’s house belonged to Benjamin C. Sargent. Abby Sargent wrote that both Sargent houses were built in about 1884.1 The house across the road belonged to Jennie Beedle. Diane and Eric Kornmeier now own Rodolph’s house and have put considerable effort into making improvements while maintaining its classic design.
Eva Caroline Cole (1850-1878), Rodolph’s first wife who died at the age of 28, three years after the birth of their son Rufus Harvey Sargent.
Rodolph and Llewellyn Sargent
Capt. Rodolph B. Sargent Obituary
1 Neese, Abby Sargent, Sargentville Historical Reminiscences, Courier-Gazette, Rockland Maine, 1975, page 22