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Gerrish Windmill

Schaff Windmill
Jerseyville, IL 

Status

Destroyed by fire, 1850.

 

Constructed

(1839 - ?)

 

Millwrights

Joseph Gerrish

 

Owners

Joseph Gerrish (1839 - ?)

Henry Schaff (? - 1850)

 

History of the Mill

 

Only known history: this windmill was built by Joseph Gerrish in 1839 in Jerseville, in the “Kirby Addison” south on Newbern Road.  It was sold to Henry Schaff, and burned down in 1850.

Source

 

  • Cooper, Marshall M. History of Jerseyville, IL 1822 to 1901.  Jerseyville Republican Print: 1901.