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Gilbert Heublein

  • Birth 28 Dec 1849 Germany
  • Death 21 Mar 1937 Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA
  • Burial Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA
  • Plot Section 12, Lot 32
  • Memorial ID 3075

Business Magnate. Born in Germany, he is credited with introducing the "A-1 Steak Sauce" and "Smirnoff Vodka" into the United States. The son of a restaurateur and hotel owner in Hartford, Connecticut, he and his brother Louis took over the family business in 1890. In 1892 they began bottling the first pre-mixed cocktails that were marketed to hotels and restaurants. In 1895 the company began marketing A1 Steak Sauce and in 1906 they bought the company. In 1915 the business was incorporated as G.F. Heublein and Bro. Inc. After the business fell on hard times during the Great Depression, it was later resurrected by his grandson. He died in Hartford, Connecticut at the age of 88.

Bio by: William Bjornstad


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 13 Jun 1998
  • Find A Grave Memorial 3075
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Gilbert Heublein (28 Dec 1849–21 Mar 1937), Find A Grave Memorial no. 3075, citing Cedar Hill Cemetery, Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .