© Photographed September 29, 2017
Erected by the National Flag Day Foundation
Waubeka, Ozaukee County, Wisconsin
Chief Waubeka Historical Trail
The large frame structure was erected by J.B. Schauble. Using water power from the adjacent Milwaukee River, the mill had a capacity of eighty barrels of flour per day. In 1870, John Peter Pallansch purchased the mill from his employer and father-in-law. Flour services were in such high demand that the mill ran day and night. As the flour business dwindled, the gristmill provided animal feeds.
The mill was later operated by the Klessig and Josse families. In 1960, it was converted from waterwheel to hammermill. The new power source was more dependable and required less maintenance than the belt and pulley system. An office was added to the east end of the building and a warehouse to the west. The mill's capacity had grown to thirty tons per day.
The mill ceased operation in May of 2000. The adjacent dam was breached by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources in 2001 and completely removed in 2003.
The Schaubel Mill is located adjacent to the south bank of the Milwaukee River and is accessible from westbound Mill Street, west of its intersection with Cigrand Drive / County Highway H and at its T-intersection with Park Avenue, Waubeka, Wisconsin 53021.
John B. Schauble was born in Germany in 1830. He immigrated to the United States in 1852 and settled in Boston working in confectionery. He came to Ozaukee County in 1855 and worked in the Port Washington Mills until 1861, when he came to Waubeka and rented the mill property. He purchased the property in 1862 for $5,000. The mill was "enlarged and refitted" in 1873 to include "five runs of stone and seven sets of rollers". The $16,000 in improvements provided an output of 80 barrels of flour per day.
Schauble was "liberal" in politics. He and his wife, Miss Mary Bold, had ten living children - Theresa, Lizzie, William, Mary, Katie, John, Albert, Philip, Robert and Oscar.
The marker is included in the Chief Waubeka Historical Trail created by the National Flag Day Foundation.
The small marker is located adjacent to
the east side of the mill building.
Looking west along MillStreet.
The Milwaukee River behind the Mill.
The Schauble Mill is located along the Chief Waubeka Historical Trail.
The Schauble Mill is located in Waubeka, Wisconsin.