FREDERICKSBURG BREWERY, SAN JOSE
This gentleman, who resides on Lenzen Avenue, near the Alameda, San Jose, was born in Bohemia in 1854. He came to America in 1865 with his parents, Louis and Mary Baumgartner, also natives of Bohemia, who settled in Kewaunee, Wisconsin, where they yet reside, engaged in farming and conducting a coopering establishment. In 1873 the subject of this sketch left his parental home, after having learned the brewing business in Almapee, Wisconsin, and went to Chicago, where he was foreman in Seipp’s Brewery. In October, 1883, he came to California, taking a position as foreman of the Fredericksburg Brewery Company, at San Jose, where he is still employed, in charge of the manufacturing department. Mr. Baumgartner is also interested in fruit-growing, having ten acres of French prunes and apricots in full bearing, on Fruit Vale Avenue, near the Meridian road.
Mr. Baumgartner was
married in 1877 to Miss Mary Wacek, a native of Bohemia, her parents having
removed from Bohemia to Wisconsin in 1868, in which State they still reside.
There have been born by this marriage three children: Libbie, in 1878;
Josephine, in 1880; and Louis, in 1882. Mr. Baumgartner supports the Democratic
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- Edited by H. S. Foote.- Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1888.
Transcribed by Kathy Sedler
Proofread by Betty Vickroy
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