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Coors, Adolph

Born: 1847 AD
Died: 1919 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Businessmen

1847 – Born in Barmen in Rhenish Prussia on the 4th of February.

1862 – In July, Adolph was apprenticed for a three year period at a brewery owned by Henry Wenker in Dortmund.

1867 – Adolph completed his apprenticeship and continued to work as a paid employee at the Wenker Brewery until May.

1868 – He sailed from Hamburg to New York City and then moved to Chicago arriving on the 30th of May.

1869 – He worked as an apprentice bricklayer and a stone cutter.

         – He became foreman of John Stenger’s brewery on the 11th of August, in Naperville, Illinois, about 35 miles west of Chicago.

1873 – An advertisement in Corbett, Hoye & Company’s Directory of the City of Denver for on page 242 showed Adolph Coors as a dealer in "bottled beer, ale, porter and cider, imported and domestic wines, and seltzer water."

         – On the 14th of November, Coors and the Denver confectioner Jacob Schueler purchased the abandoned Golden City Tannery and converted it to the Golden Brewery.

1874 – In February, they were producing beer for sale.

1914 – When Prohibition was passed in Colorado, he converted his brewery to make malted milk.

1929 – He took his own life on the 5th of June, at the Cavalier Hotel in Virginia Beach, Virginia when he jumped to his death from the hotel window.