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Cheese Factories
Collected by Dorothy McConnell

Here are some notices from Waterville Times, Clinton Courier, and Oriskany Valley Gazette which tell the story of cheese factories.

In 1869, Marshall Cheese Manufacturing Co. Summit Rd. just this side of the railroad tracts was in business. This was on lot #92 of the Brothertown Patent, Silas Clarks, president, Daniel Davis, secretary, & Thomas Roberts, treasurer.

Deansville, Mar.8, 1877 Delos Seeley leased his cheese factory to a party from Earlville, by the name of Myers. Mr. Myers advertises to furnish a market of all milk produced in this vicinity for the coming season.

Deansville, October 24, 1890 Deansville Cheese Factory opened.

July, l891 The cheese factory of F. H. Advection located on the Waterville Road on the outskirts of Deansboro was destroyed by fire at an early hour Monday Morning. There were from 12,000 to 13,000 pounds of cheese consumed. The loss of the building is about $1,500 and on the cheese about the same.

Deansboro, Dec. 1,1898 - The Deansboro Cheese Factory closed yesterday. This is the latest in the season the factory has ever run.

Peck's Corners, Mar 30, 1899 J.H. Gazlay commenced making cheese at the Peck's Corners Cheese Factory last Friday. He will probably open the Deansboro Factory later. The prospect is all right for cheese factories the coming season.

Deansboro, April 6, 1899 J.H. Gazlay has leased the Deansboro Cheese Factory and will receive milk next Monday.

Deansboro Cheese Factory, across from Stolarczyk's house on State Route 315, was built in l883. It made only 2 sizes, 30# and 60#, packed in round boxes the Cooper Shop on State Route 12B made for them. This factory operated using surplus milk from the Condensory. This cheese factory was on State Route 315, just before the creek and near the corner of California Road. It burned in the early 1920's and the ruins were still there in 1925-26.

Oct 26, 1944 at 5:15p.m. the Fire Department was called to the Stanley Hinman tenant farm on California Road when fire destroyed an abandoned cheese factory.

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