Bear’s Mill

Aka Denver Flour Mill

c1750Michael Bear
1770Jacob Bear
1783Jacob Keller
1789Samuel Keller
1807Henry Bear
built new mill
c1837Samuel H. Gring
1850Destroyed by fire and rebuilt
1860Tannery added
c1876James Keller
1883Christian Keller
c1889Ernest R. Stark
1910Eliza Stark
1910Harvey Shimp
1921Joseph W. Mohn
c1922Klein Bros. Chocolate Co.
1924Mill fell into disuse
1968Dr. Peter Munteanu
2011Kerry Kegerise & Mark Clark

The Bear Mill Estate won the C. Emlen Urban award for Restorative and Adaptive Reuse from the Historic Preservation Trust of Lancaster County in 2015. In 2022, the property, co-owned by Kegerise and Mark Clark, remains a popular wedding venue. The estate’s website is

The mill is located at 50 Weaver Road, Denver, PA.

Structure2.5 Story Stone
Water SourceCocalico Creek
TownshipEast Cocalico
Headrace2,500 feet
Tailrace300 feet
Dam Height5.5 feet
Power2 Turbines + Steam
Capacity8 bbl / day