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Frederick Schaefer

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Frederick Schaefer Famous memorial

Birth
Wetzlar, Lahn-Dill-Kreis, Hessen, Germany
Death
20 May 1897 (aged 79)
New York, New York County, New York, USA
Burial
Bronx, Bronx County, New York, USA GPS-Latitude: 40.8891907, Longitude: -73.8694382
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Beer Magnate. He emigrated to the United States in 1838, settled in New York City, and was employed by a local beer maker. In 1839 his brother Maximilian also emigrated, carrying with him the recipe for lager, a popular brew in Germany that was then unknown in America. In 1842 the Schaefers bought out their employer and established F & M Schaefer Brewing. Lager proved popular and the Schaefer company became one of the country's largest beer producers, with Frederick Schaefer remaining active in the company until failing health caused him to retire in the early 1890s. By the early 1900s, its customer base in the Northeastern United States made Schaefer the most popular beer in the country, a position it maintained until ceding it to Budweiser in the 1970s. The Schaefer brand continued to decline, and as of 1999 is owned by Pabst Brewing, a holding company that contracts for the brewing of formerly popular regional brands.
Beer Magnate. He emigrated to the United States in 1838, settled in New York City, and was employed by a local beer maker. In 1839 his brother Maximilian also emigrated, carrying with him the recipe for lager, a popular brew in Germany that was then unknown in America. In 1842 the Schaefers bought out their employer and established F & M Schaefer Brewing. Lager proved popular and the Schaefer company became one of the country's largest beer producers, with Frederick Schaefer remaining active in the company until failing health caused him to retire in the early 1890s. By the early 1900s, its customer base in the Northeastern United States made Schaefer the most popular beer in the country, a position it maintained until ceding it to Budweiser in the 1970s. The Schaefer brand continued to decline, and as of 1999 is owned by Pabst Brewing, a holding company that contracts for the brewing of formerly popular regional brands.

Bio by: Bill McKern



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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Bill McKern
  • Added: Oct 31, 2009
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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/43765928/frederick-schaefer: accessed ), memorial page for Frederick Schaefer (28 Sep 1817–20 May 1897), Find a Grave Memorial ID 43765928, citing Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, Bronx County, New York, USA; Maintained by Find a Grave.