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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: MO-1
Corporate Name: A. Bering & Brother
Local Name:
Owner Name: A. Bering & Brother with August and Conrad Bering
Location: Near the community of Montgomery
County: Montgomery
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1855
End Year: 1855
Decades: 1850-1859
Period of Operation: 1855
Town: Near Montgomery
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Lumber
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Other
Power Source: Probably steam
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 
Capacity Comments: Unknown
Produced:
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill and lumber yard
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: None
Historicial Development: According to an article in the Southern Lumberman in 1931, August and Conrad Bering established a lumber yard about 1855 on the same block on which had earlier been located the capitol of the Republic of Texas. A. Bering & Bro operated a sawmill near Montgomery for producing its lumber.
Research Date: MCJ 5-16-95
Prepared By: M Johnson