Valentin Blatz (1826 to 1894)

Section 37, Lot 19

Blatz purchased a brewery and later expanded the buildings until they covered more than four city blocks. In 1874, he produced Milwaukee’s first bottled beer. The company was incorporated in 1889 as the Valentin Blatz Brewing Company. Blatz was also prominent in banking, railroad promotion and real estate.

Valentin Blatz (1826 to 1894)