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Accession Number: 1971.60.2

Physical Description: Cotton sack for 24 pounds of White Star corn meal from the Hillsboro Roller Mills of Hillsboro, Kansas. Bag manufactured by the Bemis Company in Kansas City, Missouri.

History of Object: The Hillsboro Roller Mill was built in 1892 by Bartel Ebel (1851-1926). The business was owned and operated by various members of the Ebel family until 1937. At that point the mill works were sold to other area mills, although the family continued to operate what was known as the Ebel Brothers Elevator until 1966. Bartel Ebel was born in Elbing, West Prussia. He and his wife emigrated from the Ukraine in 1880, coming through the port of New York and arriving in Hillsboro soon after. He was eventually joined by his brothers Edward, August, and Richard.

Date: Between 1892 and 1937

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Associations and Subjects

    Use, Place of: Marion County (Kan.)
    Use, Place of: Hillsboro (Kan.)
    Origin, Place of: Kansas City (Mo.)
    Theme/topic: Corn industry
    Theme/topic: Flour mills
    Business / Organization: Bemis Company
    Business / Organization: Hillsboro Roller Mills
    Individual: Ebel, Bartel S., 1851-1926

Creators and Contributors

    Bemis Company
    Hillsboro Roller Mills

Status: Inventoried

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