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 Theodore R Helb

Theodore R Helb

Birth
Railroad, York County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 4 Feb 1929 (aged 77)
Florida, USA
Burial York, York County, Pennsylvania, USA
Plot Community Mausoleum
Memorial ID 120421446 · View Source
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He was born the son of Frederick and Rebecca Helb. He died at his winter home in Beach Grove, North Petersburg, Florida.
In Oct 1873 at the age of 22, he purchased the Schlegel Brewing Co.King and Queen Streets in York.
Nineteen years later he began to rebuild the structure and was completed 1893. Then it became Helbs Brewery
He was the director of the York Water Company, and a director of the York Co. National Bank.
His wife was Emma Louise nee Rauch.
They had two sons, Louis F and Herbert T. Helb .
He also had a brother Fred H. Helb, and two sisters, Mary Green and Lydia Hartenstein.
He was taken ill with the hives several days before his death. He died as a result of a heart attack.
The brewery ran from 1873 thru 1920. Then it shut down by National Prohibition in 1920 to 1933. They resumed operations in 1933.
The business closed in 1950.
The products were
Helbs Beer 1933-1950
Helbs Bock 1934-1936
Helbs Holiday Beer 1934-1936
Colonial Special Ale 1941-1949
York Beer 1949-1950

The building was eventually torn down and is turned into a Gulf Service Station. That was torn down and today in 2013 it is a parking lot.


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  • Created by: Audrey LeRew
  • Added: 16 Nov 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 120421446
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Theodore R Helb (17 Sep 1851–4 Feb 1929), Find A Grave Memorial no. 120421446, citing Prospect Hill Cemetery, York, York County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Audrey LeRew (contributor 46986765) .