Gronewold Windmill

Section 31 of Northeast Township
Golden, IL 62339


Destroyed by owner.


Sail Span




(1865 - ?) Feed



(? - 1865)



William W. Gronewold



William B. Schoon (1865 - ?)

L. U. Albers (1865 - ?)

History of the Mill


Only known history:   “In 1865, William B. Schoon and L. U. Albers had a little flour mill built, with a wing span of 20 feet, on a few acres of ground they had bought from Jurgen Garrel, in the north edge of town and west of the Wabash R.R.  This windmill was constructed by William W. Gronewold.  It was used exclusively for grinding feed for stock.  It has since been torn down.” 




  • Wienke, Anna.  When the Wind Blows... Golden, IL: Taylor Publishing Company, 1998.

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