Although Christiansbrunn has been remembered and written about as a community of single men, married couples--often with small children--lived there as well. The married couples lived in the Family House. Nineteenth-century photographs and drawings consistently identify this structure as the "Brewery." The building had a cellar with groined or vaulted arches (see images 6 and 7), which were thought, in the nineteenth century, to have been the first vaulted archives in early America.
The image below locates the Family House on a 1795 map of the Christiansbrunn community.