|Birth: ||Jan. 19, 1853|
This was a reference from the History of Michigan in the Early 1900's
Casper Haehnle II, now deceased, was in his day a well known figure in his business circles of Jackson. As the founder of the Haehnle Brewing Company of Jackson, a concern that is still in existence and is among the prosperous industrial enterprises of the city, Mr. Haehnle made a name for himself in Jackson that is lasting, and reflects great credit upon his energy and business ability.
Casper Haehnle II was born at Gingen, Wurtenburg Germany, on January 19, 1853, and died in Jackson, Michigan, on February 10, 1893, when he was little more than forty years of age. His father Casper Haehnle I, came the United States alone in 1854, leaving his wife and children in Germany, it being his intention to send for them later. In 1867, at the age of fourteen, Casper Haehnle II came over and joined his father in this country. The latter had upon first arriving here spent some time in Detroit, being employed merely as a wage earner. Later on he embarked in the brewing business here in Jackson, but he soon removed to Marshall, Michigan, where he followed the brewing business again and his children had come from Germany. In 1870 the family returned to Jackson. Here Casper Haehnle II, with some associates, became the founder of the Haehnle Brewing Company, an he successfully conducted the enterprise then founded until his death in 1893. Since that event it has been just as successfully handled by his son, Casper Haehnle III, though it should be said that the latter was but a youth of sixteen years when his father died, and but eighteen years when he took charge of the brewery. The son has also added to the brewing industry and ice manufacturing plant, and the two plants are today ranked among the most prosperous industries in Jackson.
Casper Haehnle II was married in Jackson, Michigan, on December 19, 1875, to Miss Mary Baltz, who, together with five children, survive him. The widow resides at No. 416 S. Jackson Street, this city, on the south half of a splendid double frame house, which she caused to be built in 1901. Mr. Haehnle was a man of marked energy and enthusiasm, and the possessor of much enterprise and public spirit. He was a kind hearted man, affable in manner, and known widely as a friend of the working man, often being known to provide work for men in his plant when there was really no need for their services, so that regardless of the times, his plant always ran at capacity. He had just completed the present spacious brick brewery on Cooper St., which he had built to take place of the former frame building that burned when he was summoned by death. The new property, completed at an expenditure of a good many thousands, was modern in every detail, and Mr. Haehnle anticipated much additional business prestige from its operation. His son, then sixteen years old, two years later took charge of the business, and attended to its every detail during the first two years before the son became old enough to become manager, and even since the son, Casper III, took charge of the outside management, Mrs. Berger has maintained complete charge of the books and of the office work.
Casper Haehnle II was a valuable business man in his community. He was a liberal-minded and public-spirited citizen. The widow of Casper Haehnle II was born in Detroit on December 15, 1855, and her maiden name was Mary Baltz. She was the daughter of Frederick Baltz, a native of Germany, who died when his daughter was four years old, and Amelia (Mauch) Baltz, also of German Birth. She died on May 3, 1910. They were married in Detroit, and there spent their wedded lives. After the death of Mr. Baltz, his widow became the second wife of Casper Haehnle I, the father of him whose name heads this review. It will thus be seen that the widow of Casper Haehnle II is a daughter of the second wife of her husbands father, a somewhat unusual complication. The marriage of the elder couple took place some years before that of their children. The five children of Casper and Mary (Baltz) are as follows: Casper Haehnle III, now managing the brewery business, as has been previously mentioned; Amelia, the wife of William Kast, a well-known druggist of Jackson, and a member of the firm Kast & Hoffman; Benedict, of Los Angeles, California: Lillian, the wife of George E. Parks, of Chicago; an Bertha, who married Roy E. Stanley, of Richmond Indiana.kind husband and father and a faithful friend. He was a member of the Arbeiter Verein and of the Harmonic Society, both German in their nature. His passing was widely deplored in and about Jackson, and a host of people mourned his loss.
The Haehnle Family is one to which considerable interest attaches, and further facts relative to their migration to American shores and their activities here are offered in connection with the brief facts set forth above in regard to the business enterprises of them. Casper Haehnle I came to America in 1854, setting first at Detroit, later going to Jackson, then to Marshall, where he died in 1869. Still later, after the death of the father, Casper Haehnle II and the family returned to Jackson, as has been intimated in an earlier paragraph.
Mount Evergreen Cemetery
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Record added: Feb 24, 2007
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