Kentucky's Oldest and Largest Brewery
(These two are the same picture, more or less. The b&w image on
the right is a key to show you how much of the image on
the left is actually a part of the brewery)
|John Butcher's Jefferson Street Brewery|
George Wiedemann entered the brewing business on August 8, 1870, when he became a partner with John Butcher's Jefferson Street Brewery. They employed 17 people and produced 3500 barrels of beer a year. Wiedemann bought out Butcher on September 24, 1878, and incorporated The George Wiedemann Brewing Company on March 17, 1890. On August 1, 1967, Wiedemann sells to G. Heileman Brewing of LaCross, Wisconsin, which announced on March 30, 1983 that the facilities would shut down.
|Aerial Views of Wiedemann's||The Geo. Wiedemann Brewing Co.||Royal Amber Champagne Beer||Aerial Views of Wiedemann's|
|Interior of Wiedemann's,
capacity 325,000 bottles daily
|Wiedemann's, 1890||The Wiedemann Brewery, Newport, 1913|
A short history of Wiedemann's is here.
Street View from 1956
|Home of 150 Horses at the
Thanks to Nancy and Dennis Hanseman for this image.
|This is Pete Hartig, driving the
Wiedemann wagon with Rex, Ace,
and Duke in a Covington parade.
Thanks to Doug Studer for this one!
|Wiedemann's Wagon, 1944
from a Facebook post by Linda Schilling Mitchell
Wiedemann's stables included a horse hospital. They didn't completely discontinue their use of horses until 1947.
|Das Deutsche Gast Haus,
|Die Deutsche Bierstube for
|Wiedemann Baseball Team October 9, 1907.||The team played at their park at 10th and Lowell||Unknown date|
|“To Mr. Chester Stockum, 8 + Doolittle Sts, Carnegie, Pa., Dear Brother, Aunt Barb did not get here yet, and when she does we will let you know. Mama and Papa went to see these men play Sunday. The Covingtons beat them. 5 to 3 favor of the Covingtons. From your loving sister. Mamie.”||Source of this map.|
From a Facebook post by Jim Deaton
| Wiedemann Trucks, unknown date
|This is one of Wiedemann's
“new” trucks. 1954
|Wiedemann truck from the 1930's||You can read Wiedemann's own
explanation of this one, here.
The George Wiedemann Brewery registered 8 trucks in February of 1911, 2 Packards and 8 Electrics. In March of 1911, Charles Wiedemann - the son - registered a 30 hp Packard, and in May of 1911, George Wiedemann - the father - registered a 24 hp Packard.
|An aerial view of the
|Thanksgiving Greetings and a poem from Wiedemann|
|Envelope from1907.||Wiedemann's Ad from 1908
Wiedemann - “The Acme of
Scientific Beer Brewing”
|Letterhead of the
|Child rearing advice from old Wiedemann ads.
One lady's opinion of Wiedemann