Leisy family

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An artist's rendering of the Leisy Brewing Co. facilities, ca. 1890.
Source: The Encyclopedia of Cleveland History.
Leisy beer tray

Isaac, August, and Henry Leisy, all Mennonites and brothers from Friedelsheim, Palatinate, Germany, who came to the United States in 1852, founded the Leisy Brewery in Keokuk, Iowa, in 1862. In 1872 the family purchased the brewery of Fred Haltnorth in Cleveland and transferred operations to that city. In 1935 after the repeal of prohibition, the Leisy Brewing Company was reorganized and Herbert F. Leisy, grandson of Isaac Leisy, became and still was its president in the 1950s. The family has not been Mennonite for several generations.

Author(s) Cornelius Krahn
Date Published 1957

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Krahn, Cornelius. "Leisy family." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1957. Web. 26 Apr 2018. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Leisy_family&oldid=102874.

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Krahn, Cornelius. (1957). Leisy family. Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 26 April 2018, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Leisy_family&oldid=102874.


Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 3, p. 318. All rights reserved.

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