Category Archives: Antiqibles

Stephen Stone Tavern aka Boots’ Tavern, and Peace & Plenty Saloon

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  Stephen Stone Tavern aka Boots’ Tavern, and Peace & Plenty Saloon Note: Most of the Sussex Brewery’s sales went through the Boots-owned tavern that stood where Sussex Auto, N64 W23936 Main St., is today. In August 1857 it was called the Stone Tavern. Note: A Democratic Assembley District convention…will be held at the Stone Tavern, in the town of… Read more »

Brewery, Saloon and Tavern History

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  Brewery, Saloon and Tavern History Compiled and Edited by Michael R.Reilly Last Revised 01/27/2015 Editor: April 1, 1837 David Bonham is advertising in a Milwaukee newspaper that his Public House (tavern) was open at “Head of Fox River” [later Town of Lisbon].  The Head of the Fox River encompassed an area on the eastern edge of the Lisbon township… Read more »

PROHIBITION COMES TO WAUKESHA, LISBON AND LANNON

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PROHIBITION COMES TO WAUKESHA, LISBON AND LANNON By Fred H. Keller From the early settlers onward in Waukesha County and more particularly the Town of Lisbon there was always a need for alcoholic beverages. Lisbon did its part by being a hot bed of barley and hop growers to facilitate the beer production in the nearby City of Milwaukee. Barley… Read more »

Brewery, Saloon and Tavern History

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Retrospect: Old Boots Brewery fell to railroads, Milwaukee beers By Fred Keller Posted: Aug. 13, 2008, Sussex Sun The State of Wisconsin once had hundreds of breweries, 10 in Waukesha County, according to “The 1880 History of Waukesha County.” None of the county’s 10 breweries remains, but a smattering of taverns offer their own brews on a small scale. People… Read more »

Brewery – James Stone and Ephraim Boots

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Ephraim Boots, Sussex Brewery by Fred H. Keller Posted: Living Sussex Sun, May 15, 2012 There is a very small, one-inch entry in “The 1880 History of Waukesha County” about Ephraim Boots. It reads, “E. Boots, proprietor of the Sussex Brewery, PO Sussex, is a native of Sussex Co. England. He was born Jan. 7, 1831. In 1850 he came… Read more »

Sanitary – Are you Ready for Cholera? Privy Vaults

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Sanitary – Are you Ready for Cholera? Privy Vaults  The following information has been transcribedand/or edited by Michael R. Reilly to document early sanitary conditions inWaukesha County and its’ local municipalities. For further reading by Mike Reilly on this subject, click on:  The World & Milwaukee Early Sanitation History – Outhouses, Privies, Scavengers & Sewers,  or Privileged Privy Prattle First  Added December… Read more »

Outhouses &  Privy Vaults: Early Milwaukee Sanitation History

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The World & Milwaukee Early Sanitation History – Outhouses, Privies, Scavengers & Sewers or  Privileged Privy Prattle by Mike Reilly, copyright  2/19/97 Last Revised 12/18/2005     Back in 1996 the Iowa Antique Bottleers published anarticle in their newsletter describing the duties of a “scavenger”. Ioften wondered if Milwaukee had similar ordinances and names for people whocleaned outhouses or privy vaults… Read more »

Cholera and its Prevention

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  Cholera and Its Prevention Transcribed and edited by Michael R. Reilly December 19, 2005 Updated 12/20/2005 Waukesha Freeman, Thursday, August 21, 1884 Prevention of Cholera     Mr. Editor: Please give the annexed circular issued by theWisconsin State board of Health, a space in your valuable paper. The specific directions for the prevention of cholera (orany other filth disease) are… Read more »

Index to Wisconsin Breweries 1835-1850

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  Wisconsin Breweries 1835-c1850 Compiled and Edited by Michael R. Reilly,copyright Nov 2012 Last Revised 08/16/2015 Primary sources for listing – American Breweries II by Dale P. Van Wieren, 1995; and American Breweries by Donald Bullfinch, 1984; andThe Register of United States Breweries 1876-1976 by Manfred Friedrich and Donald Bull, 1976. Also: Badger Breweries: Past and Present by Wayne L…. Read more »

Waukesha Spring Brewing Company aka White Rock

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  Waukesha Spring Brewing Company aka Waukesha Brewing, Malting and Distilling Company aka White Rock Mineral Spring Co. or White Rock Spring Brewery Waukesha Spring Brewing Company, source: Chicago Eagle newspaper, October 6, 1894, page 11 by Michael R. Reilly, editor, March 27, 2013, copyright Last updated08/16/2015     editor: I’ve found a couple of sources that say that a “C…. Read more »