Edwin F. Schmidt Stock Certifcate – 1936

I came across this today. It’s 8 shares of stock in the “Mathie-Ruder Brewing Company” of Wausau, Wisconsin previously owned by my great-grandfather Edwin F. Schmidt. 

Edwin F. Schmidt

Edwin F. Schmidt

I remember pulling this out of my great-grandfather’s house when I was a kid. My grandmother, my cousin, and I had gone up to Rothschild, Wisconsin to help clean out my great-grandmother’s home when she was moving to a retirement community.  I was probably about 12 years old at the time.  I had no idea I still had the certificate until I found it in an envelope today in my storage area. It is dated 16 Jun 1936 and is signed by John L. Opperman (secretary) and John Ringle Jr. (president).

Like all things, no matter how obscure, the Mathie-Ruder Brewing Company has a Facebook Page.

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About cthomas1967

Seeking to bring my ancestors out of the shadows of history and into the light. I have always been interested in history, and at a few different times I tried to do a family tree, but wasn't able to do it with the technology that was available then. On a business trip I visited the World War I Museum in Kansas City, MO and it was a very impressive establishment. While I was there I remember thinking, "Didn't my great-grandfather father fight in World War I? And wasn't his brother killed alongside him in some famous battle? I wonder if I can find out where he died." That's what started it all. View all posts by cthomas1967

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