Account book #6 from Boone & Company. The book opens with list of names. The dates in the ledger are from 1886 to 1881.
account book #6 used by Boone & De Vries (Henry Boone and Jan De Vries), a sawmill in Gronigen, MI. The sawmill was destroyed by fire, as were the other account books. #6 was the lone account book to survive.
The firm of Boone & Co. Owned a sawmill in Holland near Zeeland, possibly in the village of Groningen. The Boone family hauled timber to Black River, loaded it on flatboats, and piloted these through Black Lake (Lake Macatawa) to Lake Michigan, where the lumber was shipped out for manufacture into barrel staves. A Holland City News item of August 7, 1880, relates that the Boones recently purchased a small steamboat, the Mud Turtle, to aid their enterprise.
Unity Roller Mills of Zeeland was also known as Unity Flouring Mills. The company was founded by Huibert Keppel, a first-generation settler of Zeeland. Huibert made his son, Govert, co-owner under the umbrella firm of H. Keppel & Son. No firm dates for the founding or closing of the millworks can be established.
Gift ofBoone, Egbert