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Carl Hilmar Guenther

Carl Hilmar Guenther (1826–1902) was a pioneer miller who founded the first flour mill in San Antonio, Texas, C. H. Guenther and Son, which later became Pioneer Flour Mills. 

Immigrant Miller Picks Texas

The letters in Immigrant Miller Picks Texas describe the odyssey of Carl Hilmar Guenther, who sailed from Germany in 1848 at the age of twenty-two to seek his fortune in America. For two years he tried his hand at construction and factory work in New York, farming and milling in Wisconsin and Ohio, and carpentry on a plantation in Louisiana. Then he learned of opportunities in Texas. In 1851...