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Date: 4/19/2021 at 17:05:30


Lewis P. Tritschler, the president of the Tritschler-Tiesse Malting Company, of Lyons, was born in Allentown, Pennsylvania, in 1864, and is a son of Henry and Louisa (Herzog) Tritschler. He spent the first eleven years of his life in his native city, and then came to Lyons, Iowa, making his home with his uncle, Phillip Tritschler, by whom he was reared. In 1865 his uncle located here and erected what was known as the Eagle Brewery, and in 1872 purchased a half interest in the Western Union Brewery, consolidating the two. The plant was enlarged in 1891, and now has a capacity of twenty-five thousand barrels of beer per year. From fifty to eighty miles is the extent of their shipment, as the local demand is so great that nearly all the product is sold in Lyons and Clinton, scarcely any other beer being on sale here. Our subject early became familiar with every detail of the business, much to his uncle's delight,and soon became connected with the firm, succeeding his uncle as president in 1891. The brewery is one of the largest and best in this part of the state, is equipped with the latest improved machinery for malting, and furnishes employment to as high as fifteen hands. The beer is sold both in bottles and kegs and finds a ready sale at the highest market price on account of its excellent: quality. The firm now consists of Lewis P. Tritschler, president; Frank Drasda, vice-president; and Mrs. John Tiesse.

Mr. Tritschler was married in 1889 to Miss Emma, daughter of John Tiesse, who was connected with our subject in business, and by his upright, honorable dealings gained the confidence and respect of all who knew him. Our subject and his wife have two children: Julia and Anita. Fraternally Mr. Tritschler is a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, the Knights of Pythias, and the Benevolent Protective; Order of Elks. He owns a fine residence and other property in Lyons, and is regarded as one of the best and most reliable business men of the city.

Source: "The 1901 Biographical Record of Clinton Co., Iowa, Illustrated" published: Chicago : S. J. Clarke Pub. Co., 1901.


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