: This 4 by 5.5-inch (10.16 by 13.97 cm) portrait of brewer Felix Steinle appeared in A Portrait and Biographical Record of Allen and Van Wert Counties, Ohio, published by A. W. Bowen of Chicago in 1896. The volume is 909 pages long and measures 8 by 10.5 inches (20.32 by 26.67 cm). Steinle was born in 1847 in Baden, Germany, where he learned the beer brewer's trade. After coming to the United States in 1868, he lived in Pittsburgh, Cleveland, and Cincinnati. In the late 1870s, he established the Fremont Brewing Company. In 1883, he purchased the Delphos Brewing Company in Delphos. He reorganized and purchased new equipment to increase the brewery's output and produce ice. In 1896, the company produced 7,000 barrels of beer and 3,600 tons of ice. During Prohibition, the company stopped producing beer, but sold ice and non-alcoholic beverages. View on Ohio Memory.
: Om580_876000_001 Subjects
: Business and Labor; Immigration and Ethnic Heritage; Brewing industry; Ice industry Places
: Delphos (Ohio); Allen County (Ohio)