History of the Neue Mühle of Burghaslach


I obtained this history in Burghaslach.  It is clear that since it was written it was learned that an earlier mention of the mill in 1691 had been found.

I began a translation.

Die Neue Mühle.
Am Ortseingang Burghaslachs, von Breitenlohe her, liegt rechter Hand das Anwesen
der "Neuen Mühle". Ursprünglich was es ein Einöde, bis sie allmählich durch die
fortschreitende Bebauung an den Ort angebunden wurde.

Der Name wird 1732 oder 1691 erstmal genannt. 1755 erbaut der "Neue Müller" M. Zwanziger die erste Windmühle (!) in Steigerwald. Diese wird bereits 1756 durch Sturm zerstört. 1839 erwirbt Matthäus Zeller das Mühlanwesen. Es ist inzwischen eine Wassermühle, deren oberschächtiges Wasserrad aus dem Neumühlweiher gespeist wird.

On the way into the town of Burghaslach from Breitenlohe, lies on the right the stately dwelling, the New Mill.  Originally a solitary place, since the gradual town development it became incorporated into the village.

The name was first given in 1732 (1691).  In 1755, M. Zwanziger, the "New Miller" built the first windmill in the Steigerwald.  This was destroyed during a storm in 1756. In 1839, Matthäus Zeller acquired the millworks.  In the meantime, it became a watermill with  the wheel fed at the top from the millpond.

[The piece goes on to say roughly the following.]

With a contract on March 18, 1858, the son-in-law Johan Wilhelm Scharold bought the entire property and land for 18,000 Guilders. [There is some financial connection here with the Miller Anton Link from Münchof that I do not understand.] The widowed mother of the purchasers apparently lived the rest of her life on the premises.

For more than 100 years the Family Link lived on the premises and several generations after. The widow Anna Katharina Link in August 1923 passed the residence to her son Friedrich Link for 150 million marks of inflated currency. To this point the mill works were in the upper part of the house. The agricultural land was almost leassed and was no longer available (or suitable) for livestock.

So things stood until the end of the 30s. [I will need more time to process this. Help me if you wish.]





Peter Hasselbacher,      10 Feb 2013.              Contact Me: