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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SM-46
Corporate Name: John Bauman
Local Name:
Owner Name: John Bauman
Location: About ten miles northwest of Tyler near Lollar's Crossing
County: Smith
Years in Operation: 21 years
Start Year: 1865
End Year: 1885
Decades: 1860-1869,1870-1879,1880-1889
Period of Operation: About 1865 until about 1885
Town: Northwest of Tyler
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Lumber and probably cornmeal
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Unknown
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 
Capacity Comments: Unknown
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill and probably grist mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: None
Historicial Development: John Bauman, according to Dr. Woldert, who was raised in Tyler from the age of four in 1849, had a sawmill ten miles to the northwest of Tyler, north of Lollar's Crossing over the Neches and north of the river. Woldert writes that “Bauman had his mill among heavy pine virgin pine timber, and ran quite a number of years after the Civil War.”
Research Date: MCJ 04-17-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson