Jacob Schmidt (Jacob Schmidt)

Jacob Schmidt

Businessman. Born in Bavaria, Germany, he arrived in America at the age of 20 and after working at several breweries for five years, he settled in St. Paul, Minnesota. In St. Paul, he was the Brewmaster for the Theodore Hamm’s Brewing Company, when he left this position in 1900, to become owner and founder of the Jacob Schmidt Brewing Company. He became one of the first brewers to sell more than 10,000 barrels in Minnesota, along with being one of the first brewers to bottle his own beer. He died at age 63 in St. Paul, Minnesota. (bio by: John “J-Cat” Griffith)


  • October, 09, 1846
  • Germany


  • September, 09, 1910
  • USA


  • Calvary Cemetery
  • Minnesota
  • USA

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