Monday’s ad is for “Hamm’s,” from the early 1900s. This ad was made for Hamm’s Brewing, which was founded in 1865 by Theodore Hamm in St. Paul, Minnesota. At its peak, it was the 5th largest brewery in America, and operated facilities in five cities, including San Francisco, L.A., Baltimore and Houston, in addition to the original brewery in Minnesota. This one features a group of seven gentlemen drinking in what appears to be a beer cellar, with the tagline: “Hamm’s Beer Leads Them All.”
Archives for November 8, 2021
Today is the birthday of Edward George Bremer (November 8, 1897-May 4, 1965). He was born in Saint Paul, Minnesota and was the son of Adolf Bremer and the nephew of Otto Bremer, who together owned the Jacob Schmidt Brewing Co. after Adolf married the daughter of Jacob Schmidt. Because of his wealthy father, Edward was kidnapped in 1934 and held for ransom in a case that attracted national attention.
Below is his obituary from the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner in 1965.