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Adolphus Busch, Beer Baron

Adolphus Busch Born July 10, 1839, Kastel, Grand Duchy of Hesse (now Germany) Died October 10, 1913, Lindschied, Germany Certain foods go together like peanut butter and jelly, bread and butter, or salt and pepper. There are pairs of names … Continue reading

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Frederick Miller, Beer Baron

Frederick Edward John Miller November 24, 1824, Riedlingen, Wurttemberg, Germany May 11, 1888, Milwaukee, Wisconsin Many beers have slogans that are memorable—Schlitz with “The beer that made Milwaukee famous!”  Or Budweiser, “the King of Beers.” St. Pauli’s Girl, “You Never … Continue reading

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Jacob Best, Beer Baron

Jacob Best May 1, 1786 – Jan. 26, 1861 Wife Eva Maria Schmidt Apr. 29, 1790 – Sept. 1867 Son Lorenz Oct. 20, 1826 – Dec. 29, 1853 1844 Jacob Best Brewing Company Founded 1889 Name Changed to Pabst Brewing … Continue reading

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Joseph Schlitz, Beer Baron

Joseph Schlitz Born: May 15, 1831 Lost at Sea: May 7, 1875 Joseph Schlitz was born in Mainz, Germany.  He immigrated to the United States in 1850 and settled in Milwaukee.  He was hired on at the Krug Brewery as … Continue reading

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August Krug, Brewer

August Krug BORN April 15, 1815 DIED Dec. 30, 1856 There are so many beer barons, beer masters, and brewers buried in the Forest Home Cemetery in Milwaukee, a city made famous by its name brand beers, that the cemetery … Continue reading

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Frederick Pabst, Beer Baron

Frederick Pabst March 28, 1836 – January 1, 1904 Frederick Pabst was born in the small Saxon village in what was then the Kingdom of Prussia.  When he was twelve, he immigrated to the United States with his father and … Continue reading

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Valentin Blatz, Beer Baron

Valentin Blatz Born October 1, 1826, Miltenburg, Germany Died May 26, 1894, Saint Paul, Minnesota Valentin Blatz, a German émigré, settled in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in 1849.  Blatz had worked in his father’s Bavarian brewery and others and plied the trade … Continue reading

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Compare

According to an article written by Cynthia Mills and published in Vermont History 68 (Winter/Spring 2000): pages 35-57, artist and writer Lorado Taft compared and contrasted Karl Bitter’s Thanatos and Augustus Saint-Gaudens’s Henry Adams funerary sculpture which became known as … Continue reading

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Magic

The Cave Hill Cemetery at Louisville, Kentucky, is a rolling, beautifully landscaped rural garden cemetery in the finest tradition. At every turn through the cemetery there are monuments that catch the eye and draw in the viewer to wonder about … Continue reading

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The Singing Evangelist

Sowing in the morning, sowing seeds of kindness, Sowing in the noontide and the dewy eve; Waiting for the harvest, and the time of reaping, We shall come rejoicing, bringing in the sheaves. Refrain: Bringing in the sheaves, bringing in … Continue reading

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