Early history of Ozaukee County, Wisconsin
Cedarburg Grist Mill, p. 30
Cedarburg Grist Mill The Cedarburg Grist Mill located on Bridge Street was built in 1827 by pioneers who came to Cedarburg in the late 160's forming the firm of Deauvel, Ascher, and Spiller, who were in business about ten years. The chief product of the mill was Pearl Barley for which the trio hoA they could build a wide market among the people of America. Rye flour and ground feed were also made. The barley business failed to win wide consure, acceptance, and after ten years, the trio became discouraged and the propei passed into the hands of a man named Thiel (Pfiel) who endeavored to carry for about five years when fire almost destroyed the structure, and he aban( it. Pearl barley originated among the German people and was used for many years as an article of food - for soups and filler for sausages.
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