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     John Broebeck, miller, at present proprietor of the Eureka mills, formerly known as the Fairview mills, was born in the Shenandoah Valley, near Strasburg, Va., in 1837. Followed farming there for several years, and then removed to Hancock county, in 1859; married Miss Rebecca Pugh. In 1862, enlisted in Company I, 12th Regiment West Virginia, serving three years. Was under Gen. Milroy, when he was driven from Winchester, and also in a charge made near Petersburg. Come in possession of his mill in 1873. This mill was erected in 1828, by a Mr. Silverthorn, and is an old but substantial mill yet, and still retains its reputation for the manufacture of excellent flour.

From History of the Pan-Handle, West Virgina, page 449. Brant & Fuller, 1890.

Submitted by Linda Fluharty.