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The Company

In 1870 Georg Kaspar Deblich bought the mill from the community Sondheim, ground in the then turns and wood was cut.

Die Sägewerksarbeiter um 1920 vor dem ersten Gatter

The sawmill workers to 1920 before the first gate

At the time, was powered by the mill wheel, the continuity of services was correspondingly dependent on the water supply of the Bahra.

After the death of the founder's son Ernest took over the business and built 1893 stables from the first, emblazoned on the gable end today a shield with the inscription of the builder.

Holztransport nach Nordheim, Aufnahme vor dem Weimarischen Hof auf dem 1. Fuhr Gustav Deblich, dahinter ein russischer Gefangener

Timber transport by Nordheim, Admission to the Weimar court in the 1. Fuhr Gustav Deblich, behind a Russian prisoner

When Gustav Deblich took over the family business, the mill was used less and less to grind, until 1921 was terminated. At the same time, he modernized the company, by replacing the horses used for heavy work by a tractor with a winch.

With the Second World War broke out also for the small sawmill hard times. After the sons Otto and Ortwin were drafted into the military, Gustav had Deblich sustain businesses with foreign workers.

"Die schlagkräftig Mannschaft" in den 80ern

"The powerful team" in the 80s

After the war, returned to normal conditions again, mechanization led the way: 1951 Gates established a modern facility and seven years later enlarged. 1958 the operation was equipped with forklifts, 1969 debarking bought one.

Seniorchef Otto und Chef Volker Deblich beim Vermessen der Schnittware

Senior partner and chief Volker Otto Deblich when measuring the sawn timber

After Otto Deblich 1971 had taken over the leadership of the operation, he was eleven years later with his son Volker Gain, until he 2001 died.

Today the fortunes of the family business is in the hands of two generations: Volker leads Deblich the operation with his son Michael.




more photos:

  • Die Sägewerksarbeiter um 1920 vor dem ersten GatterThe sawmill workers to 1920 before the first gate
  • Holztransport nach Nordheim, Aufnahme vor dem Weimarischen Hof auf dem 1. Fuhr Gustav Deblich, dahinter ein russischer GefangenerTimber transport by Nordheim, Admission to the Weimar court in the 1. Fuhr Gustav Deblich, behind a Russian prisoner
  • Sägewerksbesitzer Gustav Deblich mit seinen Pferden 1944Sawmill owner Gustav Deblich with his horses 1944
  • Helmut Ohr beschickt mit dem Stapler den Querförderer mit StammholzHelmut ear with the truck loaded with logs the cross conveyor
  • Zwei Generationen: Volker und Adele zusammen mit Sohn Michael Deblich (80er)Two generations: Volker and Adele along with son Michael Deblich (80er)
  • "Die schlagkräftig Mannschaft" in den 80ern"The powerful team" in the 80s
  • Seniorchef Otto und Chef Volker Deblich beim Vermessen der SchnittwareSenior partner and chief Volker Otto Deblich when measuring the sawn timber
  • Egon Hahnel auf dem Gatterwagen beim Einschnitt von BuchenholzEgon Hahnel on the gate cars in the nick of beech
  • Festzugswagen des Sägewerks zur 1200-Jahrfeier in Sondheim 1989Festzugswagen the sawmill to the 1200-year celebration in Sondheim 1989
  • Inschrift an der "Stalling" mit Bauherr und ErrichtungsdatumInscription on the "Stalling" with building owner and construction date

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