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Sheretz Grist & Saw Mill/Leppo Mill
York Co. | Pennsylvania | USA | c. 1769-1780
Township: West Manheim Twp. | Watersource: South Branch Conewago Creek.



Sheretz Grist & Saw Mill/Leppo Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 03/18/2006

The builder of the mill dating to 1770-1780 was Arnholtz Scherertz, who built the mill on part of a 530 acre parcel on the South Branch of the Conewago Creek in W. Manheim Twp, York Co.

Sheretz Grist & Saw Mill/Leppo Mill
Picture: Roberet T. Kinsey 03/18/2006

Mr. Scherertz (also spelled Sharetz, Sherrod) was born in Germany in 1714 and immigrated to the U.S. with his family which included his wife Catharine and five sons in 1754.

Sheretz Grist & Saw Mill/Leppo Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 02/15/2005

The Sherrods built two mills on their property: a grist and saw mill and a fuling mill about a mile upstream. The fuling mill site ihas been under the waters of the Sheppard-Myers Impounding Dam since its contruction in 1935.

Sheretz Grist & Saw Mill/Leppo Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey, edited by Jim Miller 02/15/2005

Both mills drew their power supply from the water of the South Branch of the Conewago Creek, being fed by a hand dug millrace.

Sheretz Grist & Saw Mill/Leppo Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 02/15/2005

The non-operating mill looks well from the outside, but is in need of repairs on the interior. It is owned by D. K. Rutledge, an attorney from New York.

"You store up stolen treasures and use dishonest scales. But I, the Lord, will punish you for cheating with weights and with measures."
(Micah 6:10 & 11 CEV)
Directions: Take Westminster Avenue/Road off of Frederick St./Sh 194 south out of Hanover, Pa. After crossing Fairview Drive, vear left on Impounding Dam Road. Continue to the mill on the left opposite the junction with Leppo Mill Road on the right.
 
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