• Dimler Brewery

    A view of Dimler Brewery shortly after it was first opened in 1868 at First and Fremont. Beer was brewed in the lower level and stored in an underground cellar. Note the canopy in front which protecte…

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  • Fremont House and Dimler Brewery

    This photo looking across the Sheboygan River captures the very large, two-storied Fremont House on the left and the Dimler Brewery on the right in the 1860’s. John Dimler (also spelled Deumler) start…

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  • First Dam Dimler Brewery on the right

    The first dam on the Sheboygan River in Kiel was constructed of lumber and stone boulders. Water rushes through the dam. In the background, many buildings are visible.

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  • Mrs. Bernard Guitheil

    Schubert Brothers

    Mrs. Bernard Guitheil's husband was a partner in the Grutheil Brothers Brewery along with his brother Louis. A full barrel of beer sold for about $5, and a sixteenth could be bought for about 75 cents…

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  • Waldemar Guitheil

    Schubert Brothers

    Waldemar was the son of Mr. Bernard Guitheil, who ran a family brewery in the 1890s.

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  • Bernard Gutheil

    Schubert Brothers

    Mr. Gutheil was a partner in the Grutheil Brewery that was located on Fremont Street in the late 1800’s.

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  • Arthur Guitheil

    Schubert Brothers

    Arthur Guitheil, was the son of Marie Haughsen and Ferdinand Gutheil. He operated a brewery on Fremont Street with his brother.

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  • Son of Bernard Guitheil

    Schubert Brothers

    A portrait of a son of Bernard Guitheil, who was a partner in a family-run brewery in the late 1890s.

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  • Mrs. Louis Gutheil

    Schubert Brothers

    Mrs. Louis Gutheil's maiden name was Johanna. She was married to Louis Gutheil. He was a partner in the Grutheil Brewery on Fremont Street in the late 1800’s.

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  • Louis Guitheil

    Schubert Brothers

    Mr. Louis Guitheil, a partner in the Grutheil Brewery that was located on Fremont Street in the late 1800’s. The business ended when Louis became county clerk in 1897.

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  • Bar Area Wagner Hotel

    Gentlemen stand at the Hein Tavern bar on Fremont Street, where they could get Plymouth Beer, Blatz Bock, and Fresh Buttermilk.

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  • Hofmeister Furniture Store Company Picnic

    The Sheriff is drinking a beer with the employees of the Homeister Company at their company picnic. The picnic was held under a tent at Pigeon Lake camp.

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  • Kiel Motor Club

    Members of the Kiel Motor Club pose for a parting shot as they get ready to ride. One member is posing with a mug of beer, while another member keeps the club hydrated.

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  • George Stewart and Lloyd “Mike” Kissinger

    George Stewart and Lloyd "Mike" Kissinger are sitting on the front porch at 500 Broadway Street. The photograph may have been taken during the city's centennial celebration in August, 1954. At the tim…

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  • Bar at the Kiel Hotel

    A woman peers from behind the bar in what was then called the Kiel Hotel. Several large ceramic beer steins are prominently displayed on the back bar, as is a sign advertising for Old Style Lager. Bui…

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  • Interior of the Kiel Hotel

    A bartender smartly dressed in a white shirt and tie serves five men standing at the wraparound wooden bar inside of the Kiel Hotel in 1885. A sign at the top of the ornately decorated back bar and mi…

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  • Kiel Bottling Works truck

    This is one of the first automotive delivery trucks used by Kiel Bottling Works in 1920. The soft drink business was started in the late 1800s by Casper Wessling and John Altenberger. Back then the on…

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  • German Drug Store and General Store

    Across from the Kiel mill in the late 1890s, you would find the German Drug Store and General Store at 30 East Fremont Street. Originally built as a brewery by John and Elise Dimler, the building was…

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