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Anthony Andrew Mathern
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Birth: Jan. 16, 1832
Alsace, France
Death: Jul. 23, 1920
Tama County
Iowa, USA

Died at the age of: 88

Anthony Andrew MATHERN Married Francisea "Frances" BRECHT in 1852 or 1853 in Muskingum, Ohio, USA.

Tama Once Had a Brewery Which Turned Out 25 Barrels of Beer Every 12 Hours

Following is more history of early Tama industries and businesses, taken from "A History of Tama County, Iowa", published by the Union Publishing Company. of Springfield, Ill., 1883.

Tama City Brewery

One of the leading enterprises of Tama City is its brewery. The main part of the building, 44x48 feet, was erected in 1877 by Andrew Mathern & Co. at a cost of s7.000. It is a two story brick above ground. In 1879, the firm changed and Andrew Mathern became the sole proprietor. During this year, he erected an addition, 40 x 55 feet, at a cost of $5,500. Another addition. 38 x 48 feet, was added in 1880, at a cost of $5,000. The basement of the main building is divided into four compartments, three of which are used for storing beer, and the other for brewing and washing purposes. A part of the room above the basement is used for storing material, and the remainder,48x58 feet, is used for storing ice. That part of the building built in 1879 is used for a malt room and dwelling, the basement being used for the former. The basement of the main building is built of stone. The walls on the north side are three feet through, with a four foot foundation; on the east side of four foot foundation and a thirty inch wall; on the west and south, three foot foundation and a two foot wall. The part built in 1879 has a sixteen inch wall. From four to six men are employed, varying at different seasons of the year. The power is a twelve horse engine and a sixteen horse boiler. The capacity of the establishment is twenty-five barrels every twelve hours. Andrew Mathern is a native of Alsace, France, where he was born January 1 6, 1832. His father and family emigrated to America in 1843 and settled in Muskingum County, Ohio. There Andrew remained until 1853, engaged in farming and working on public works by the month. During 1852, he was married to Frances Brecht, and at that time had hardly a dollar to his name. The following year he moved to Iowa County, Iowa, where he remained until 1856, and then came to Tama County and settled on section I I of Carroll township, where he purchased 160 acres of land which he improved and lived upon for eight years. At the end of that time he located on a farm of forty acres of improved land on section 30 of Howard township, for which he paid $25 per acre. On this farm, he remained about thirteen years, and then came to Tama City, where he immediately began the erection of a brewery, which establishment he has since been running. Mr. Mathern now owns in Carroll township 240 acres of land. This with his other property has been earned by persevering industry and economy. In politics, he is a Democrat. His mother is still living, but his father died in January of 1881. Mr. and Mrs. Mathern have six children living; Mary E., John W, Phebe, Clara, Frank A. and Christina.

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Correct burial location and headstone insciption was provided by: Capt. Dave (#48029001)
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  John Mathern (1801 - 1880)
  Apolonia Marie Kreber Mathern (1808 - 1888)
  Francisea Brecht Mathern (1830 - 1899)*
  John William Mathern (1856 - 1923)*
  Frank A Mathern (1863 - 1945)*
  Andrew Mathern (1869 - 1880)*
  Josie Christina Mathern McGann (1872 - 1898)*
  Anthony Andrew Mathern (1832 - 1920)
  Franklin Joseph Mathern (1836 - 1912)*
  Mary Eva Mathern Brecht (1840 - 1897)*
  Elizabeth Mathern Mechnig (1847 - 1927)*
  Martha E Mathern Brecht (1850 - 1916)*
*Calculated relationship
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Born Jan 16, 1832

Saint Patricks Cemetery
Tama County
Iowa, USA
Created by: Our Family History
Record added: Mar 31, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 87755373
Anthony Andrew Mathern
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Anthony Andrew Mathern
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Anthony Andrew Mathern
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Anthony, Rest in Peace.
- Wayne, Donna, Tonee, Terrence
 Added: Feb. 1, 2013

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