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Cedarburg in Ozaukee County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Kaehlers Mill

Established 1847

 

—Town of Cedarburg Landmark —

 
Kaehlers Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Melinda Roberts, August 17, 2012
1. Kaehlers Mill Marker
Inscription. At the intersection of present day Covered Bridge and Kaehlers Mill Roads was the hamlet of Kaehlers Mill. A flouring mill was established in about 1847 by Charles F. Uhlig. After going bankrupt, Uhlig's mother sold the west half of the northwest quarter of section 10 to J.H. Kaehler for $4,000. His son, Peter F. Kaehler (1838-1902) was a merchant in Port Washington having established a store there in 1859. It is said that he petitioned the legislature for permission to become a merchant before the legal age of 21. He moved his family to the property, building a sawmill there, furnishing lumber for many area projects, as well as being in town government and the county agricultural society. The hamlet was also home to a blacksmith shop, several mill cottages and a small store. The mills fell into disrepair after the Kaehler family moved to Chicago in the late 1880's following a very lengthy court battle over property taxes. The last traces of the mills disappeared in 1903 when the lumber and metal was salvaged and sold off. The only buildings remaining are the store which has since become a single-family residence and the blacksmith shop.
 
Erected by Town of Cedarburg.
 
Location. 43° 20.66′ N, 88° 0.259′ W. Marker
Kaehlers Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Melinda Roberts, August 17, 2012
2. Kaehlers Mill Marker
is in Cedarburg, Wisconsin, in Ozaukee County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Kaehlers Mill Road and Covered Bridge Road, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. The marker is on the side of the road, next to the river. There is a small turnout for one car to park. There is no address at this location. Marker is in this post office area: Cedarburg WI 53012, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Last Covered Bridge (approx. half a mile away); Cedarburg Woolen Mill (approx. 3.1 miles away); Paramount Records Legacy (approx. 3.2 miles away); Historic Cedarburg (approx. 3.2 miles away); Liberty Tree Memorial (approx. 3.3 miles away); Interurban Bridge / Riding the Interurban (approx. 3.3 miles away); The First 100 Years (approx. 3.4 miles away); Origin of Cedar Creek / Mills on the Creek (approx. 3.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Cedarburg.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers
 
Kaehlers Mill & Covered Bridge Rds image. Click for full size.
By Melinda Roberts, August 17, 2012
3. Kaehlers Mill & Covered Bridge Rds
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Melinda Roberts of De Pere, United States. This page has been viewed 243 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Melinda Roberts of De Pere, United States. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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