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Millheim Harmonie Verein Hall

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4469 FM 949
Sealy, TX 77474 United States

The hall is located in Millheim, Texas, established eight miles south of Bellville in central Austin County about 1845, when a mill was constructed on Clear Creek, a tributary of Mill Creek.

The founders of the community were German immigrants who moved southeast through Mill Creek Valley from settlements in the vicinity of Cat Spring. The town received its name in the 1850s at a meeting held in the Engelking and Noltke general store. An immigrant from the Palatinate, Wilhelm Schneider, suggested the name Muelheim; it was later anglicized to its present spelling. In the 1850s E. G. Maetze started the first school at the settlement, with courses conducted in German.

By 1856 a singing society had been organized. A post office was established in the community by 1878. In 1885 the town had a population of 100, as well as a brewery, a gin, a grist and saw mill, and several stores. Prospects for further development were dimmed, however, when the Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railway survey bypassed the town to the east. 

By 1915 the local post office had been discontinued in favor of rural mail delivery from Peters. The Millheim population was reported as 150 in 1915, but by 1936 it had fallen again to an estimated 100. 

The number of residents declined rapidly after World War II, though in 1948, the last year for which population statistics are available for Millheim, the town still reported three rated businesses, a church, a school, and an estimated 100 inhabitants. The population grew to 150 by 2000.

The hall is still used today for various gatherings and barbecues.

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June 2022

Millheim Harmonie Verein’s Annual Father’s Day Barbecue

June 19 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Millheim Harmonie Verein Hall, 4469 FM 949
Sealy, TX 77474 United States
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Millheim Harmonie Verein’s Annual Father’s Day Barbecue Sunday, June 19, 2022 Sponsor: Millheim Harmonie Verein Real Texas Style Open Pit Barbeque! Serving from 11am–1:30pm 1pm Live Country Auction Cakewalk at 11am with homemade Cakes Balloons & Face Painting To get a feel for what it's all about, see the article on TexasMonthly.com Facebook/MillheimHarmonieVereinHall Millheim Harmonie Verein Hall 3384 FM 949 Road between Sealy & Bellville Contact 979-865-2583

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