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German American brewer's diary
« on: October 31, 2011, 05:48:27 AM »
http://www.beerhistory.com/library/holdings/schneider_diary.shtml

I enjoyed reading this diary from the life an immigrant 19th Century brewer.
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Re: German American brewer's diary
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2011, 08:09:18 PM »
Yeah, that was cool.

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Re: German American brewer's diary
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2011, 11:27:44 PM »
That was more than cool. Awesome! And he survived 24 battles in the CW? Wow. It sounds like he was a brewer's brewer.
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Re: German American brewer's diary
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2011, 03:18:44 AM »
He doesn't say which side he fought on, does he?  I assume the North.
I like the casual way he describes going from penniless to wealthy and back more than once.  He certainly was resilient.
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Re: German American brewer's diary
« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2011, 03:49:06 AM »
He doesn't say which side he fought on, does he?  I assume the North.

Yeah, the North.  He gives the regiment:  Turner Regiment 17th Mo Vol (Missouri Volunteers) USA

Very cool read.

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Re: German American brewer's diary
« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2011, 08:27:52 AM »
Very cool indeed. I like that he, at various times was water boy, brewer, maltster and architect.

Also getting the entire history of his life into a couple of pages and making it totally readable and engaging is amazing.
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