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J & E Keefe  1835

Families Associated with Evans-Mumbower Mill

Evidence indicates that there have been at least a couple of structures at this site over the centuries. Records also show that over the course of the first century of existence functions alternated from saw milling to grist milling. Whatever the activity, it must have been hard work, because the property changed hands fairly frequently until it was acquired by the Mumbower family. By that time it had become completely devoted to the processing of grains for consumption by both humans and livestock.

David Mumbower was the last person to operate the mill. Even though he no longer owned the building, he reportedly continued to grind grains up to the time of his death in 1930.

See DavidMumbowerPedigreeChart.pdf for what is currently known about the Mumbower genealogy.

 

Owners/Operators

Spouses

Period

Abraham Evans

Lydia Thomas

1744-1747

Jesse Jones

 

1747-1762

Zachariah Neiman

 

1762-1765

Martin Tyson

 

1765-1768

John Peter Troxel  (aka John Peter Trachsel)

Anna Saeger

1768-1771

John Troxel

 

1771-1777

Samuel Wheeler

 

1777-1798

Christian Weaver  (aka Christian Weber)

 

1798-1804

John Weaver  (aka John Weaber)

 

1804-1806

George Holler  (aka George Horter?)

Catherine

1806-1814

George Engel

 

1804-1823

John Keefe

Elisa

1823-1839

Joseph Fornance

Anna B

1839-1851

Silas Jenkins

Eliza M

1851-1858

Henry Mumbower  (aka Henry Mumbauer)

Catherine Maurer

1858-1898

David Mumbower

Emma Preston

1898-1917

Ralph Strassburger

May Bourn

1917-1984

 

Prominent neighbors to the mill:

  • Nicholas Guilbert
  • John B. Haines