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Trenton bottling and brewing, 1880 - 1890
« on: November 10, 2011, 08:04:05 AM »
After the Civil War as the population of Trenton rapidly grew brewing and bottling companies proliferated.
Companies operating in Trenton 1880 - 1890 were:

Albert Brandt 25 East Hanover St, Hotel, Restaurant and Bottler
Robert Elliott 444 South Broad St
Charles O Johnson 29 North Warren Street, 47 - 49 East Hanover St
William McGill and McGill & Wilson, Mott Street at Clinton Ave
Daniel Morton 107 West Hanover Street
J.M. Rulon 201 Broad Street
George Schaumloeffel 837-839 Southard St
John Schroth 632 Warren Street, 110 Bridge Street, 45 Hanover Street
Benjamin P Reeder 45 - 47 Hanover Street
William J Varner
Tivoli Bottling Company
Daniel Sullivan  48 Asbury Ave.
G. Hildebrecht 119 south Greene St
John Winter, Grand Central Hotel 123 Greene Street
Charles Jenter 1065 - 1067 Broad Street
Grant & Kuser Stockton Street
John Padderatz, Coleman at corner Prospect
S Schlotterer, 917 Broad Street
Xilthern 237 Model Street, Wholesale Ale Merchant.

Three bottlers were to dominate the industry during the 1880s, John Schroth, Charles Johnson and George Schaumloeffell.
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Trenton bottling and brewing, 1880 - 1900, John Schroth
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2011, 08:10:10 AM »
During the 1880s Schroth's business continued growing and by 1889 John was a well known successful businessman. He ran for NJ State Assembly against a popular incumbent in 1889 and won serving one term.

Beer bottle from the 1880s, Hutchison style soda from the late 1880s or early 1890s. Since his main product was beer Schroth rarely used the Hutchison style soda bottle.  Schroth bottled one brand of ginger ale. Mineral water was sometimes bottled in Hutchison style bottles and this bottle may have originally contained mineral water.
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Trenton bottling and brewing, Charles O Johnson
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2011, 08:15:35 AM »
Charles Otis Johnson was the son of liquor distributor Moses H Johnson born in New Hampshire in 1857. Like Nathan Richardson the Johnson family had moved to Trenton from New Hampshire during the mid 1870s. Charles and his wife Katie had one child Mary in 1879. Johnson is first listed in the 1877 city directory.  The 1881 city directory lists C. O. Johnson & Co. as bottlers of lager beer and ale at 29 North Warren St. Moses lived at 44 Bank, Charles 28 Spring St. By 1886  During the 1880s Charles O Johnson &  Benjamin P Reeder were in business together as C O Johnson & Company at 47 - 49 Hanover Street. 
Benjamin Reeder was Johnson's brother-in-law and business partner who at times operated a bottling business under his own name at 45 and 47 Hanover Street.  About 1890 Reeder began working with John Schroth until his death in 1893. Charles's business was very successful. The CO Johnson company was still in business at 140 Perry Street in 1920 at the onset of prohibition.
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Re: Trenton bottling and brewing, 1880 - 1900 George Schaumloeffell
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2011, 08:29:38 AM »
George Schaumloeffell was born in Germany December 1864 and emigrated to the US in 1882. By 1885 he had established a bottling business at 37 and 39 Monroe Street.  He was listed in the city directory as "wholesale dealer and bottler of Ballantine’s Newark beer, ale, porter, brown stout, soda and mineral waters" George married Caroline  L Wendling in Trenton on August 20, 1891. They had three children John, Emma and George Jr who died on Sept 3, 1892. The Schaumloeffell company was to prosper and survived until about 1909 when the company experienced financial problems and reorganized as the CL Shaumloeffell Company in 1909 under his wife Caroline's name. The CL Shaumloeffell Company operated until the onset of prohibition.
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Re: Trenton bottling and brewing, 1880 - 1900
« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2011, 08:41:10 AM »
Schaumloeffell bottles  1885 - 1900
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Re: Trenton bottling and brewing, 1880 - 1900
« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2011, 03:16:50 PM »
George Schaumloeffel pottery whiskey jug, 1885 - 1890

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Re: Trenton bottling and brewing, 1880 - 1900 - Benjamin P Reeder
« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2011, 03:41:09 PM »
Benjamin P Reeder was the only bottler with local roots I have researched.  He was born in Ewing Township, just outside Trenton, July 15, 1852. His parents were Charles and Margarette Reeder. In the early 1870s he was working as a grocery clerk. His career path changed when he Married Mary F Johnson on January 6, 1876. She was the daughter of liquor distributor Moses Johnson and sister of bottler Charles Johnson. By 1880 he was working as the driver for his brother-in-law Charles Johnson.  By 1882 he was living with the Johnson family at 127 Hanover Street. In 1887 he was in partnership with Charles as Johnson and Reeder at 45 - 47 Hanover Street.  Reeder's first listing as an independent bottler appeared in the 1888 Trenton City Directory. In 1892 he was a partner with John Schroth at the same address as Schroth and Reeder.  Benjamin Reeder died in Trenton on Sept 26, 1893 at 41 years old. Reeder seems to have been more of  salesman/businessman than brewer or bottler usually working with other bottlers. He did bottle under his own name but his strength seems to have been promoting and selling products.

Benjamin Reeder bottle, late 1880s
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Re: Trenton bottling and brewing, 1880 - 1900 - Benjamin P Reeder
« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2011, 03:42:44 PM »
 Hanover Street was the home of many Trenton bottling companies.
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Re: Trenton bottling and brewing, 1880 - 1900 Daniel Morton
« Reply #8 on: November 10, 2011, 08:52:35 PM »
Daniel Morton was born in Ireland in 1826, his wife Mary L Morton born in Ireland in 1836. By 1870 he was operating a wholesale ale business in Trenton.  During the 1880s he was doing business with Morgan Saxon as a bottler of porter and ale at 107 West Hanover Street. Morton stayed in business at the Hanover Street address until 1890. After that date he no longer appears in the city directory as a bottler. Morton was in business 20 years yet his bottles are rarely found.  This indicates the focus of his business was more as a brewer amd wholesaler than a bottler.
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Re: Trenton bottling and brewing, 1880 - 1890 William J Varner
« Reply #9 on: November 11, 2011, 08:11:50 AM »
 William J Varner was born in New Jersey  to Scottish parents in February of 1857. William married Elizabeth "Lizzie" Walters at Chambersburg on August 10, 1878. They had one daughter, Sarah. In 1882 William Varner was a junk dealer at 29 Union Street. The 1900 US Census lists Varner as 43 years old, retired and living at 24 West Front Street with his wife and daughter.
No listing of Varner appears in any of the Trenton City Directories after 1890. The style of his bottles and other data suggest his bottling business existed during the late 1880s.
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Re: Trenton bottling and brewing, 1880 - 1890 - Tivoli Bottling Company
« Reply #10 on: November 13, 2011, 01:11:27 PM »
The Tivoli Brewery is listed in the 1886 Trenton city directory as located in the Deutzville district of Trenton.  From information provided by a forum user: "The Tivoli Brewery was operated by Maurice Jacobi & Co, who were listed as brewers from 1886 thru1888 on Bunting Ave in Deutzville"  It's assumed the Tivoli Bottling Company was associated with this brewery.
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Re: Trenton bottling and brewing, 1880 - 1890 Daniel Sullivan
« Reply #11 on: November 21, 2011, 02:46:36 PM »
Daniel Sullivan operated a bottling house at 48 Asbury Street Trenton between 1885 and 1892. Daniel was born in Ireland June 12, 1857. He and his wife Mary, also an Irish immigrant, had six children; Mary, Anna, Elizabeth, Antonio, Margaritte and Josephine. He immigrated from Ireland in 1875 and first worked as an iron worker before opening a bottling business between 1882 and 1886. After 1892 he is not listed in Trenton city directories as a bottler. By 1900 he was proprietor of a saloon at 444 Ferry Street and living at the same location.

Daniel Sullivan bottle, early 1890s
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Re: Trenton bottling and brewing, 1880 - 1890 McGill and Wilson
« Reply #12 on: November 22, 2011, 03:44:15 PM »
William McGill Sr operated the Mechanics Inn at Lamberton and Warren Streets as early as 1854.
William McGill Jr boarded at 523 Perry Street and worked as a machinist in 1882. McGill was born in New Jersey in July of 1863. William married Elizabeth Soulsby at Trenton March 31, 1885. They had one child, Theodosa.
Bottlers McGill and Wilson are listed in the 1886 and 1887 Trenton City Directories at Mott Street near Clinton Ave. By 1890 they were out of business and by 1900 William McGill Jr was proprietor of a saloon at 523 Perry Street.
 
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Re: Trenton bottling and brewing, 1880 - 1890 Serwandus Schloetterer
« Reply #13 on: February 09, 2012, 04:18:59 PM »
Serwandus Schloetterer was a German immigrant, He and his wife Barbery bought the Scheutzen Park Brewery at Millham, Chambersburg from Jacob Hetzel in 1879. The Brewery employed 6 people and produced 18 barrels of beer a day.  He is also listed in the Trenton city directories as operating a saloon at 917 Broad Street during the 1880s.
Serwandus and his German born wife Barbara (Barbery) had four children Annie, Louis, Barbery and Mary. By 1900 Serwandus was dead and his widow Barbara living with two of their children at 908 South Broad Street.
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Re: Trenton bottling and brewing, 1880 - 1890 - Tivoli Bottling Company
« Reply #14 on: June 12, 2012, 02:16:07 AM »
The Tivoli Brewery is listed in the 1886 Trenton city directory as located in the Deutzville district of Trenton. This is the only listing I found for this Trenton brewery. I assume the Tivoli Bottling Company was related to the brewery. The Tivoli Bottling Company had no independent listing in any of the Trenton city directories available to me of the 1880s.

Adding a few notes:
  • In the 1860 Hartford Census Otto Jacobi, aged 47, and his son, Morrity (sic), aged 4, were listed.
  • In the 1870 Philadelphia Census Otto Jacoby (sic), aged 57, was listed as a chemist, and his son, Morris (sic) was listed as a apprentice to a brass founder.
  • In the 1880 Philadelphia Census Otto Jacoby (sic), aged 66, and his son Mortiz (sic) were listed as brewers at 913 N 4th.
  • The Tivoli brewery was operated by Maurice Jacobi & Co, who we listed as brewers from 1886 thru 1888 on Bunting av in Deutzville.  I do not have access to the 1882-1885 directories, but they were not listed in 1881.
  • In November 1888 M. Jacobi gave a zither solo in Trenton. Trenton Times November 16, 1888.  He is listed as an organizer of a zither club in Philadelphia in a 1885 article
  • Otto Jacobi listed as a brewer in Philadelphia from 1874 to 1887 at 913 N 4th.  In 1889, Maurice Jacobi was listed as a baker at this 913 N 4th St address in Philadelphia.  Otto is not listed that year.  He would have been 75.
  • The 1900 Census lists Maurice H. Jacobi as a music teacher born in Germany in March of 1856 and coming to the US in 1857.
  • On June 16, 1903, Maurice Jacobi of Philadelphia recevied patent number 731,055 for an appartus for making metallic oxides.  A through back to his days as a brass founder and chemist father.

It is likely that his father was the silent partner in the Trenton operation.
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Re: Trenton bottling and brewing, 1880 - 1890
« Reply #15 on: February 10, 2013, 08:21:23 PM »
After the Civil War as the population of Trenton rapidly grew brewing and bottling companies proliferated.
Companies operating in Trenton 1880 - 1890 were:

Albert Brandt 25 East Hanover St
Robert Elliott 444 South Broad St
Charles O Johnson 29 North Warren Street, 47 - 49 East Hanover St
William McGill and McGill & Wilson, Mott Street at Clinton Ave
Daniel Morton 107 West Hanover Street
J.M. Rulon 201 Broad Street
George Schaumloeffel 837-839 Southard St
John Schroth 632 Warren Street, 110 Bridge Street
Benjamin P Reeder 45 - 47 Hanover Street
William J Varner
Tivoli Bottling Company
Daniel Sullivan  48 Asbury Ave.

Three bottlers were to dominate the industry during the 1880s, John Schroth, Charles Johnson and George Schaumloeffell.


Are there any other Rulon's listed previous to J.M. from 1850-80 ???
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Re: Trenton bottling and brewing, 1880 - 1890 Xilthern
« Reply #16 on: March 05, 2013, 06:42:43 AM »
The 1887 Trenton City Directory lists the Zilthern company at 37 Model Street offering "Peter Doelger's NY Lager Beer, AR Kuser Agent, Chauncy Street near Belvedere."
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Re: Trenton bottling and brewing, 1880 - 1890 Grant and Kuser
« Reply #17 on: March 05, 2013, 06:53:23 AM »
The Grant and Kuser Bottling company is listed in the 1885 - 1886 Trenton City Directory on Stockton Street.

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Re: Trenton bottling and brewing, 1880 - 1890
« Reply #18 on: March 05, 2013, 07:33:21 AM »
That yellow Johnson is sick!  There was a Reeder bottler in Germantown, PA also; a bit earlier though.  "E. H.".  I wonder .  .   .
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