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Two old occupations revealed.

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David Allen Lambert

David Allen Lambert
NEHGS Online Genealogist


I have come across two old occupations which I am wondering what they are.  Can you tell me what these ancestors did for a living?  One ancestor was a "millpeck" and the other a "Japanner".



The occupation of Mill peck was one who would travel to the local mills and sharpen the mill stone(s).  The grinding surface of a mill stone would eventually wear down, and a new surface would be carved from the stone.  The occupation of the Japanner would be one who worked with applying varnishes to various types or wooden surfaces. 


Posted by David Lambert at 09/27/2010 02:55:33 PM | 

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