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Catharine (Anstine) Barshinger (1840-1925) and her husband Emanuel Barshinger (1836-1907) sit for photo in 1889 at Hoke & Rudy, Photographers on the Square in York, PA. Catharine is grand-daughter of Simon Anstine (1763-1849); who in 1811 build Anstine's Mill in Bittersville. Emanuel Barshinger was a Miller at Anstine's Mill from 1853 until 1890. (Photo in collections of S.H. Smith)

Barshingers of Barshinger’s Mill is October 28th talk at Red Lion

I’ll share stories about the Barshinger Family of Barshinger’s Mill at a meeting of the Red Lion Area Historical Society on October 28, 2021. The presentation will take place at St. John’s UCC at 7:00 p.m.; enter into the rear of the church, off of the rear parking lot. Address is 161 North Main Street, Red Lion, PA 17356.

The introductory photo shows Catharine (Anstine) Barshinger (1840-1925) and her husband Emanuel Barshinger (1836-1907) sitting for photo in 1889 at Hoke & Rudy, Photographers on the Square in York, PA. Catharine is a grand-daughter of Simon Anstine (1763-1849); who in 1811 build Anstine’s Mill in Bittersville, just east of Windsor. Emanuel Barshinger was a Miller at Anstine’s Mill from 1853 until 1890.

Emanuel and Catharine Barshinger’s son Simon A. Barshinger had “Milling in his Blood.” Starting at 13-years old, and for 10-years he worked for his father at Anstine’s Mill. Simon established Barshinger’s Mill in 1892 and the Red Lion Milling Company in 1920. Simon Barshinger owned and operated his own mills for 53-years. His milling highlights are told in the following storyboard.

“Milling in his Blood” storyboard for Simon A. Barshinger (1863-1945). Simon established Barshinger’s Mill in 1892 and the Red Lion Milling Company in 1920. Simon is son of Emanuel & Catharine Barshinger and a great-grandson of Simon Anstine; who in 1811 build Anstine’s Mill in Bittersville. (Storyboard by S.H. Smith 2021)

I’ll follow Simon Barshinger’s journey through the three mills; briefly at Anstine’s Mill, however mostly with stories at Barshinger’s Mill. The talk will conclude with the Red Lion Milling Company, as operated by Simon’s children and grandchildren.

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