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Funk's Mill / Hosensack Mill / Schultz Mill
Lehigh Co. | Pennsylvania | USA | Early mill 1750, this mill 1836
Township: Lower Milford Twp. | Watersource: Hosensack Creek


Funk's Mill / Hosensack Mill / Schultz Mill
Picture: Jim Miller 02/1981

A lot of mill history is intermingled between this mill and Shantz's Mill about 1/2 mile upstream. The first mill on this site was built and operated by Henry Funk in 1750.

Funk's Mill / Hosensack Mill / Schultz Mill
Picture: Jim Miller 06/30/2007

Mill is actually at the junction of Bridge and Buhman Roads. The mill is in great shape, with a gigantic sycamore tree on the west side of the mill.

Funk's Mill / Hosensack Mill / Schultz Mill
Picture: Jim Miller 06/30/2007

A photo from Lehigh Co. History, A.S. Berky's "Hosensack Valley Mills", calls it Schantz Mill, while an old map reprinted in "Old Mill News" courtesy of the Schwenkfelder Library shows a "Funks Grist Mill at that location.

Funk's Mill / Hosensack Mill / Schultz Mill
Picture: Jim Miller 06/30/2007

A steel gate valve on the headrace to the mill. This mill was built by Jacob Kriebel in 1836 on the original site. *Update: Thanks to Kathleen Harris for the change from Bridge Road to Schultz Bridge Road. 02/05/2010*

Funk's Mill / Hosensack Mill / Schultz Mill
Picture: Jim Miller 06/30/2007

Looking the other way from the gate valve following the headrace depression to the inlet into the mill. The mill employed two water wheels and four run of stones (in other words four sets of two stones-a top stone which turned and a nether [bottom stone] which was stationary).

Funk's Mill / Hosensack Mill / Schultz Mill
Picture: Jim Miller 06/30/2007

The German bank barn above the headrace and above the mill. The mill has been converted into a residence for many years. The mill was bought in 1883 by Daniel Schultz and by 1912, grists (animal feeds& cornmeal) became the main product, as flour production was phased out. The miller died in 1920, the mill closed and the mill was stripped and its equipment sold.

Funk's Mill / Hosensack Mill / Schultz Mill
Picture: Jim Miller 06/30/2007

The stream, the Hosensack Creek, situated below and behind the miller's house across Bridge Road from the mill. The headrace originated further upstream, front to back in the picture, then crossed the road at the gate valve on the east side of the miller's house.

Funk's Mill / Hosensack Mill / Schultz Mill
Picture: Jim Miller 06/30/2007

The miller's house with the Hosensack Creek running behind it and the headrace crossing the road behind the photographer.

Funk's Mill / Hosensack Mill / Schultz Mill
Picture: Jim Miller 06/30/2007

A millstone no doubt used in the mill during its operating years.

Funk's Mill / Hosensack Mill / Schultz Mill
Picture: Jim Miller 06/30/2007

A newer photo by almost 30 years of the first picture taken in 1981. The mill was unused and still vacant, deteriorating as late as 1956. It was bought and converted into a resdential dwelling soon after and is today a beautiful structure of early American industry.

"Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people."
(Proverbs 14:34 NKJV)
Directions: Same directions as to the Schantz's Mill(#Pa-39-04-02) except turn left on Bridge road just prior to entering Hosensack. Go one mile to mill on the left at Schultz Bridge & Buhman Roads.
 
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