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Early history of Ozaukee County, Wisconsin
(1965)

Planing Mill,   p. 31


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PLANING MILL
The Planing Mill was built by Frederick Hilgen in 1872 and was
later known as the Hilgen Manufacturing Company, This mill provided lumbi
and millwork for the growing village of Cedarburg┬░ It cost $25,000 to bu
Doors, sash, blinds and Straub's Washing Machines were made there. It am
75 men and did $125,000 business annually. In 1879 the business was pure]
by the following gentlemen: Diedrich Wittenberg, J. W. Johann, and J. H.
Wittererg from the F. Hilgen estate. J. H. Winner was President.
The mill handled lumber in large quantities, and was run by a 40 hor
power engine. It had warerooms at 458 - 466 Third Street in Milwaukee.
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