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 Johann Christ “John” Stocker

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Johann Christ “John” Stocker

Birth
Germany
Death
9 Jul 1903 (aged 52)
Austria
Burial
Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID
188039426 View Source

age 52/11/14
He was a brewer and started a brewery with his brother in law John Roehrich called Stocker and Roehrich in Schuylkill county and the also in Reading. It was located on 11th St. across from City Park.
He became ill with a heart ailment and traveled with his family to Germany for rest and rehab. While in Carisbad, Austria he died. His family returned to Reading and his remains arrived separately August 8 that year.
There was a very grand funeral which many attended. There were several siblings in Germany and a sister in Reading, Ms Carolyn Daum

He was born in Baden, Germany, but moved to Pennsylvania, working for Frederick Lauer in Reading for 17 years before opening his own small brewery with John Roehrich in 1891, initially known as the John C. Stocker & John Roehrich Brewery. By 1897, Stocker was the sole owner and renamed it the John C. Stocker Brewery. The brewery continued after he died, briefly as the Estate of John C. Stocker Brewery for two years, and then it became known as the Fairview Brewery, until 1912. From 1912 until closed by prohibition it was called the Mt. Penn Brewing Co. It reopened after prohibition as the Fisher Brewing Co., at least until 1934. Thereafter it was known briefly as the Woerner Brewery and then the Adam C. Jaeger Brewing Co. until it closed for good in 1943.

age 52/11/14
He was a brewer and started a brewery with his brother in law John Roehrich called Stocker and Roehrich in Schuylkill county and the also in Reading. It was located on 11th St. across from City Park.
He became ill with a heart ailment and traveled with his family to Germany for rest and rehab. While in Carisbad, Austria he died. His family returned to Reading and his remains arrived separately August 8 that year.
There was a very grand funeral which many attended. There were several siblings in Germany and a sister in Reading, Ms Carolyn Daum

He was born in Baden, Germany, but moved to Pennsylvania, working for Frederick Lauer in Reading for 17 years before opening his own small brewery with John Roehrich in 1891, initially known as the John C. Stocker & John Roehrich Brewery. By 1897, Stocker was the sole owner and renamed it the John C. Stocker Brewery. The brewery continued after he died, briefly as the Estate of John C. Stocker Brewery for two years, and then it became known as the Fairview Brewery, until 1912. From 1912 until closed by prohibition it was called the Mt. Penn Brewing Co. It reopened after prohibition as the Fisher Brewing Co., at least until 1934. Thereafter it was known briefly as the Woerner Brewery and then the Adam C. Jaeger Brewing Co. until it closed for good in 1943.


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