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Krueger Brewery Collection (1880)
RepositoryNewark Public Library, Charles F. Cummings New Jersey Information Center
Collection IDMG Nwk Krueger
Size2 boxes
Collection Description
Location: Offsite

The Gottfried Krueger Brewing Company was based in Newark, with headquarters at 75 Belmont Ave. It was founded in 1858 and sold in 1961, when the Newark plant closed.

The collection consists of miscellaneous items discovered by John N. Ioannou, a carpenter from Madison, NJ, at the site of a demolition on Belmont Avenue, "near the old Krueger Brewery." According to an undated note from him to Charles F. Cummings, he donated them to the Newark Public Library.
Collection Contents
The collection consists of material apparently gathered and buried or hidden on the occasion of the groundbreaking for a new stable for the Krueger Brewery, May 18, 1880. One large document consists of three items pasted together: an engraving of the Gottfried Kreuger Brewery; a two-page printed history of the brewery taken from a book (pp. 183-184); and a handwritten proclamation or statement headed "In Memoriam," describing the groundbreaking and giving details of the Krueger Family. Smaller items in the collection are: business cards of Charles Krueger ("Brewery Saloon," Belmont Ave.), Marshall and Ball, and Ramsberger and Hotz (Builders, Belmont Ave.); an envelope bearing an engraving of the Krueger Brewery; a letter, in German, headed "Newark, May ... 1880" and signed by Henry [??] of Krueger's Brewery (torn and badly damaged); and three items of paper currency, 25 cents and 10 cents. Stored separately in an oversize box are several issues of German-language newspapers, published in New York and New Jersey and all dated May 1880, and an issue of the Newark Morning Register for May 24, 1880.
FormatTextual materials
SubjectsArchitecture / Building; Business / Commerce; German-American History
Time Period19th Century
LanguagesEnglish; German
Access policyOpen for research