Wissler’s Mill

Aka Lincoln Mill

The first mill at this site was built before 1733 by John Jacob Graff. It remained in the Graff family until at least 1808. There was no mill on the site according to the 1824 map. Christian and Jacob Wissler built a new stone mill in 1843. Benjamin Wissler took over from his father, Christian in 1868. It closed in 1918.

A six-foot dam on the Middle Creek funneled water into a 600-foot headrace. The mill was powered by two turbines and a 500-foot tailrace returned the water to the creek. The mill had a capacity of 10 barrels per day.

The mill is currently in good condition and has recently been used as a barn and for storage.

The mill is located at 625 Middle Creek Road, Lititz, PA.

Built1843
Structure3.5 Story Stone
Water SourceMiddle Creek
TownshipClay
TypeGrist
Headrace600 feet
Tailrace500 feet
Dam Height6 feet
Power2 turbines
Capacity10 barrels/ day