Conrad Windisch

Conrad Windisch

Birth
Munich (München), Stadtkreis München, Bavaria (Bayern), Germany
Death 2 Jul 1887 (aged 62)
Butler County, Ohio, USA
Burial Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, USA
Plot Garden LN Section 46, Lot 7 space 3
Memorial ID 31000663 · View Source
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Brewer. A native of Germany, he was born in the village of Eggloffstein in Bavaria. At the age of 13, after an education in the common schools, he began to work full time for his father, Ulrich Windisch, at the family's brewery and farm. During the German Revolution of 1848, he left his homeland and emigrated to America. Windisch first settled in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and worked for a brewer for a brief period of time before moving west to work at breweries in Belleville, Illinois, and St. Louis, Missouri. He eventually came to Cincinnati in 1850 and found similar work. Windisch worked for Koehler at the Buckeye Street Brewery for three years until he became a partner with Christian Moerlein in 1853. He also started his own brewery in 1862 and sold his interest to Moerlein in 1866 to devote his time to his own interests. With his brother-in-law, Gottlieb Muhlhauser, as well as Muhlhauser's brother, Henry, the Muhlhauser-Windisch & Company was established. It was more commonly known as the Lion Brewery because of two stone carved lions atop each of the two gables at the entrance. The business soon became one of Cincinnati's foremost brewers. They were among the first to introduce ice machines and was the city's second largest during the 1880's. In 1854, Windisch married Sophia Wilhelmina Kobmann, who was also from his native village and lived on an estate in present day Fairfield in Butler County, Ohio. He died at his residence in 1887 when he was 62 years old. The brewery continued with his son, William A. Windisch and later with another son, Charles Windisch and remained in operation until 1920 when Prohibition caused the doors to close.



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  • Added: 30 Oct 2008
  • Find a Grave Memorial 31000663
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Conrad Windisch (26 Mar 1825–2 Jul 1887), Find a Grave Memorial no. 31000663, citing Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by K Guy (contributor 46886706) .