Peter Stumpf

Peter Stumpf

Birth
Germany
Death 27 Jan 1903 (aged 50)
Richmond City, Virginia, USA
Burial Richmond, Richmond City, Virginia, USA
Plot Stumpf lot 52 in section 13
Memorial ID 58569764 · View Source
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He came to the U.S. when he was 18 years old.
Peter was born in the city of Offenbach Germany, May 10th, 1851.
Making his home in New York City, where he became connected with a brewing concern.
As a wealthy entrepreneur of his age, he often had to entertain his brewery clients at hotels in New York.
After moving to Richmond, he was for many years proprietor and operator of the Home Brewery, Stumpf was apparently a better manager than his predecessors as his brewery, Peter Stumpf & Co. became a success. The brewery had franchises in Petersburg, Newport News, and Phoebus, Virginia as well as Raleigh, North Carolina. They also owned numerous saloons in Richmond, which was normal for breweries of the period. So called "tied" bars sold only their parent companys products.
Other than those constructed by the railroad, the largest industrial buildings were part of the circa 1891 complex of the Peter Stumpf Brewing Company, which also owned and operated the Home Brewery located in the Carver Residential Historic District. The offices of the Peter Stumpf Brewing Company were at 1125 West Clay Street in a Second Empire-inspired brick building with a false mansard roof, twin projecting bays, and rough-hewn stone windowsills and lintels. The decorative brickwork on this building is typical of that found throughout the district.
In 1897 Stumpf retired leaving his successors with a successful company.
Renamed the Home Brewing Company, it had a brewing capacity of between 25,000 to 30,000 barrels a year. However, even though the brewery bearing his name was changed to the Home Brewing Company, the new owners left the initials "PS" on the barrel on their logo to honor Stumpf. The only competing brewery (Richmond Brewery) produced only 12,000 to 14,000 barrels a year.
The Home Brewery continued their earlier success in the early 20th century appealing to local pride. In 1903 George Bernier became brewmaster. Bernier would remain with the company through Prohibition and repeal.
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Peter married in Richmond, Virginia, on December 12th, 1896, Hermine Morganstern, born in Richmond, Virginia, March 4th, 1866, daughter of Otto and Marie (Meeke) Morgenstern.
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Mr & Mrs. Peter Stumpf resided at No. 2336 West Grace Street, Richmond, with her three children, one, Marie, having died July 14th, 1903. The others: Otto, born January 27th, 1897; Peter, born February 18th, 1898; Dorothy, born April 9th, 1903.
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Peter Stumpf, president of the Merchants' Cold Storage
and Ice Co., Richmond, Va., died at his home on January 27th, 1903, at the age of fifty-two.
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Peters' brother, E.A. Stumpf owned "The Stumpf Hotel" at 8th and Main streets in Richmond, Va.
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  • Added: 13 Sep 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 58569764
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Peter Stumpf (10 May 1852–27 Jan 1903), Find A Grave Memorial no. 58569764, citing Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Richmond City, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .