GRAUPNER, Robert H., proprietor of the Harrisburg Brewery, was born at Crimmidscau, province of Saxony, Germany, July 5, 1862. He is a son of August and Johanna (Herald) Graupner, both natives of the province of Saxony, both natives of the province of Saxony, both died in their native land. Robert h. was reared to manhood and educated in Germany, and there also he learned the trade of brewer. In September, 1883, he left Germany and came to America. He located in Philadelphia, where he worked at his trade for nine years, and with Mr. Heffner’s Lancaster brewery for one year. From the latter place he came to this city, in 1893, and has been engaged in the brewing business here since that date. The stars and stripes float to-day over an industry that has just been added to the great commercial interests of the city, which has for the manufacture of its products the most imposing edifice in this section of the State. This fine building, which is the plant of the Harrisburg Consumer’s Brewing and Bottling Company, and located at Tenth and Market streets, has been made a necessity. It is the result of the indomitable push and fine executive ability of Mr. Graupner, the president and general superintendent of the company. The entire plant was constructed under his personal supervision. He is in every way a remarkable man, as an authority in matters relating to brewing he stands at the top and is highly regarded in the community for his ability, enterprise and sterling integrity. It is safe to predict the greatest success for the company with such and industrious and reliable man at the head. Mr. Graupner was married in Philadelphia, June, 1884, to Mary Leishner, a native of Saxony. They have five children: Max, Albert, William, Emma, and Frederick. In political views he is a Democrat. The family attend the Lutheran church.
Historical Review of Dauphin County
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Date of Transcription: 18 June 2001
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