I am not researching this family, just happen to have a booklet with a little information.This is from the "Warm Welcomes Magazine, Nov. 1992."
"Only a few of the many mills that processed grain in Franklin County, PA, still exist to remind us of the past....One of the mills...is Hoover's Mill.However, Hoover's Mill isn't completely gone - in a way, it still stands."
"Hoover's Mill was located near Waynesboro along the west branch of the Antietam Creek on land that is now owned by Steven and Nancy Klipp.Today, horses graze in a meadow where the mill - built by Johann Friedrich Nicodemus in 1782 - once stood.In those times the miller's knowledge was passed from father to son.In 1810, Johann Friedrich Nicodemus sold the mill and the adjacent farm to his son, John, for 6,000 pounds in Pennsylvania currency and gave him the first payment of 1,000 pounds as a wedding gift."
"In the mid 19th century, the mill was bought by Jacob Hoover and became known as Hoover's Mill.Around the turn of the century, the mill once again passed from father to son when Jacob Hoover sold the mill to his son, Mordecai."
"In the summer of 1943, the mill's gambrel roof was blown off during a windstorm.The following year the mill was purchased by Mr. and Mrs. R. Eugene Arthur of Waynesboro.Eugene is the grandson of Mordecai Hoover and his wife, the former Margaret Riddlesberger, was the great-great-great granddaughter of Johann Friedrich Nicodemus, the builder of Hoover's Mill."
"The walls of the mill stood for another years until the Arthurs began to build their house in 1948.The limestone (from the mill) was hauled to their building sit on Summit Avenue just east of Waynesboro....Even the millstones were moved to Summit Avenue and incorporated into the house plans.The mills date plate, with the year 1782 stamped into the iron, is set among the stones beside the front door."
There is further information about the mill itself in the article, as well as a photograph of a painting done of the mill in 1927, and a photograph of the Arthur's home.
I will send a copy to anyone who can e-mail me a home (mailing) address - not an e-mail address.