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Guillermo Bauer or Wilhelm Bauer was the proprietor of the first steam-operated flour mill in Argentina.
He was born on 17 February 1844 in Berg, Stuttgart, Germany as George Philip Wilhelm Bauer. His parents were Philip Bauer and Catharina Uhlmann. He married Maria Elisa Sigel, born on 18 December 1851, in Wilheim-Kirchheim, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany, who was also German.
The first mill was authorized in 1859 by the provincial government of Antonio Gaspoz, who built it on the banks of the Cululu River. The steam mill was installed in the colony of San Carlos by Guillermo Bauer and Juan Siegel, who hoped to have eight mills operational before 1890. They benefitted from the inauguration of the railroad in 1885, because they were able to ship their product to the port of Rosario, where Guillermo was able to receive more money for his product.
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