John Berkhalter Brewery

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John Berkhalter Brewery
Former type Food Services and Drinking Places
Industry Accommodation and Food Services; Manufacturing
Fate Dissolved
Founded Smithville, Ohio (1830 (1830))
Founder(s) John Berkhalter
Defunct 1882 (1882)
Headquarters Southeast edge of Smithville, County Rd. 502, Smithville, Ohio, United States
Number of locations 1
Key people John Berkhalter


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  • History of Smithville & Surrounding Area: 1776-1976 - In celebration of the American Revolution bicentennial. GENEALOGY OHIO WAYNE HISTORY SMITHVILLE, p. 39.


  • 1830 - Family immigrated to Smithville, Ohio, John established
  • 1882 - Jonathan (son of John) decided to discontinue the business due to pressure from the temperance movement.

John Berkhalter is great great grandfather of Charles Hostetler living on farm


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