Established in 1904, The Joggerst Milling Company (the mill) has now been owned by the same family for 50 years.
The first function of the mill was as a grain elevator by the Nanson
Commission Company to serve, what was then, a rural farming community. Loads
of grain were pumped into steam locomotive cars for the Frisco Railroad, farmers
carted feed away in wagons and buggies, or in burlap sacks put on the backs of
The grain elevator operated until 1937, when it was purchased by Frank X.
Joggerst, who had been a miller with his father since the age of 14. The Joggerst's
immediately dismantled the grain elevator and built three floors to convert the
building to a flour mill, which continued to operate until 1946. That year,the building
was once again converted to feed-mixing and sales.
It was then purchased by Norman A. Eshbaugh in 1970, and he starting selling
dog and horse feed, wild bird seed, farm and poultry needs, and rabbit seed. He ran it
until he retired and it has passed through a small series of renters until my family started
to, once again, run the mill ourselves.
Now, we carry on many of the same traditions - we still sell dog and
horse feed, wild bird seed, and poultry needs but now we also include cat
food, pet treats, yard needs, antiques, collectables, and much more.
We are located just seconds from I-55 at Imperial. Take the Imperial
exit and head east on Main Street for 0.2 of a mile. Turn left on 1st Street, by
Herrell's market, and drive straight until you reach the mill.
Thanks and we'll see you soon!
Mary and Molly Brown Bea