Grist and Flouring



Columbia County,

New York.

By Capt. Franklin Ellis261




     The manufacturing interest of Gallatin are rather small in number and importance.  The first of these is the




of Hoysradt A. Van Valkenburgh, at Gallatinville.  This mill was built by the Livingstons, for John C. Schultz, one of their tenants.  The first owner of the property after the Livingstons was Abram F. Miller, who also kept a store.  The mill has since been owned by William W. Hoysradt, William H. Chadwick, Peter Wheeler, Henry W. Van Benschoten, Mabey & Van Benschoten, and by the present owner.  Its dimensions are forty by sixty-five feet, and it is fitted up with three runs of stones, two for flour and one for plaster and feed.  Its capacity for grinding is one hundred and fifty bushels of rye every twelve hours.  Its power is derived from three central-discharge water-wheels of four feet diameter and ten horse-power each.  The water is procured from the Roeloff Jansen's Kill, and the head and fall is eleven feet.  Considerable flour is shipped to New York and a good deal of custom grinding is done.