Dubs' Mill situated on a branch of the Cordorus near Marburg, is one of the landmarks in the southerwestern part of the county. In the year 1742, Ludwig Solomon Miller, a German from the Palatinate, obtained a warrant for a tract of land from the Proprietaries of PA, paying for it the sum of 42 pounds 12 shillings and 1 pence, or about $210. It was in Manheim township. The land warrant was given under the authority of John, Thomas, and Richard Penn, who were the sons of William Penn. A deed was given to John Miller in 1769 which was signed by John Penn, who was then governor of PA. The property adjoined the land of Oswal Dubs, Henry Gilmore and Henry Herring. Soon after Miller purchased this tract, he erected along the stream one of the pioneer grist mills in this region. In 1774, he sold this mill propert and the 275 acres of land to John Hinlke, a blacksmith from Germantown, for the sum of 900 pounds or about $4000. The deed was written by Col. Richard MC Allister, the founder of Hanover and was witnessed by Archibald McClean of York.
In 1787, four yeas after the Rev. had ended John Hinkle sold this mill to Anthony Hinkle and John Fissel for 1200 pounds. The deed was written by Jacob Rudisill of Hanover, one of the associate judges of York County, and recorded by Jacob Barniz, a soldier of the Rev., wounded at the battle of Fort Washing,
After this period it was divided into smaller tracts, and in 1790 Anthony Hinkle became the owner of the mill property and all the water rights of this place. In 1818 the original tract of 275 acres, and additional land, in all 402 acres were purchased by John L.. Hinkle and William L. Hinkle, sons of Anthony Hinkle, for the sum of $16,000. John L. Hinkle who resided at Hanover, served as one of the associate judge of York County.
Tax list of Hanover, John Bauman, John Bowman, David Beaker, Jacob Beltz, George Fletter, John Hinkle, Paul Metzer, Jacob Stealy, Erhart Winter,
Tax list 1783 in Manheim township, which then included what is now W. Manheim, Heidleburg and Penn township, John Bowman, Daniel Doll, Adam Fisher, Henry Felger, Anthony Hinkle, John Hinkle,
Tax list 1783 of Manchester and East Manchester, Peter "Dinkel, Frederick Flecker, Barnet Holtzapple, Jacob Klingeman, Andrew Romig, George Ringer, John Oldham, Frederick Hummel.
Christian Wert, of Hanover, was born in Hanover township, born May 12, 1763 in Heidelbert township near Iron Ridge Station. He was the son of Henry Wirt, a native of Germany, who came to America in 1738, and in 1750 purchased a large tract of land. Children; Henry, Jacob, William, Mary,married Jacob Eichelberger,
Catharine,married George Emmert, Lydia, married Adam Forney and Deliah, married Dr. George W. Hinkle.