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INDLIN IWAIR.s .AD PIONEERS OF TEXAN I.
that time, the grinding of corn and wheat had all
been done in small hand-mills at the homes of the
settlers. Mr. Guenther located a water-power on
Live Oak Creek about three miles from Fredericksburg.
He received means from home and erected
the first saw mill and grist mill ever built in that
section of country.
In October, 1859, Mr. Guenther removed to San
Antonio and developed two water-powers on the
San Antonio river in the city. His first mill, now
known as the Lower Mill, was a modest two-run mill
which was propelled by an under shot water wheel.
In 1866-7 he built a second mill on the San Antonio
on Arsenal street and nearer to the business center
of the city. This is known as the Guenther Upper
Mill. As the country settled up the city grew and
Mr. Guenther's business increased. The Upper
Mill has been converted into a hominy mill and grist
mill and the Lower Mill equipped as a full-fledged
roller flouring mill. The capacity of both mills
is now four hundred barrels. Mr. Guenther has
ever been an enterprising business man, always up
to and fully abreast of the times and alive to the
growing demands of a progressive city. As he
succeded in business he invested his surplus in
local business enterprises and San Antonio property.
In 1870 he embarked in the manufacture of
ice on a small scale, and later organized the Southern
Ice he served five
years in this war and was wounded at the battle of
Guildford's Court House. Henry afterwards married,
in Amherst County, Jane Dillard, a native of
Fredericksburg, Va., Bryant and James died in
Hancock County, Ga., at the ages respectively of
108 and 110 years.
Henry Stoneham and his wife Jane (Dillard)
Stoneham moved from Virginia to Georgia in the
year 1801. There were born to them eight sons,
viz.: George, Henry, John, William, James, Bryant,
Erastus, and Joseph, and seven daughters, Mary,
Susan, Jane, Eliza, Martha, Sophia, and Hester.
Henry Stoneham, the father of these children, died in
Ilancock County, Ga., in 1815. His sons, taking
their widowed mother, drifted westward from
Georgia, locating for a time in Alabama, but all
ultimately locating in Grimes County, Texas, except
Joseph, the second oldest, who died in Alabama,
leaving a number of small children. The minor
children of Joseph were brought to Texas by their
uncle and guardian, George Stoneham.
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