Knabb-Bieber Mill

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Knabb-Bieber Mill
Knabb-Bieber Mill.jpg
Knabb-Bieber Mill, August 1958 (HABS Photo)
Knabb-Bieber Mill is located in Pennsylvania
Knabb-Bieber Mill
Location Bieber Mill Road at Monocacy Creek, Oley Township, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°21′33″N 75°48′38″W / 40.35917°N 75.81056°W / 40.35917; -75.81056Coordinates: 40°21′33″N 75°48′38″W / 40.35917°N 75.81056°W / 40.35917; -75.81056
Area 9 acres (3.6 ha)
Built 1809
Architectural style Gristmill
Governing body Private
MPS Gristmills in Berks County MPS
NRHP Reference # 90001621[1]
Added to NRHP November 8, 1990

The Knabb-Bieber Mill is located in Oley Township, Pennsylvania. The mill was built in 1809 and was added to the National Register of Historic Places on November 8, 1990.

This grist mill was built in 1809 for John Knabb[2] and was acquired around 1875 by John Bieber by his marriage to Maggie Knabb. Their fourth son, Effinger Bieber, inherited the property. He married Mary Moyer. They ran the mill until his death in 1996. Mary continued to run the mill until her death in early 1998. Like Effinger, she was in her 90s when she died. Up until the time of her death the mill was producing commercially and continuously since its construction, for nearly 190 years.

The mill equipment is powered by water from the Monocacy Creek. The mill sits on a property of approximately 25 acres on Bieber Mill Road in the Oley Valley of Pennsylvania.[3][2]

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ a b Alexander, Drury (1958). "Knabb-Bieber Mill" (PDF). HABS PA-1031. National Park Service. 
  3. ^ Hopkins, Phoebe; Stephen Kindig (1989). "Knabb-Beiber Mill" (PDF). National Register of Historic Places nomination. Pennsylvania Historic and Museum Commission. Retrieved December 8, 2013. 

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