German Valley Cheese Factory
Operated: 1888 - Dec. 1953
Cheesemakers: Mr. Strup; Dan Rothlisberger; Rudy Schaller; Gottfried Schaller; Jacob (Jack) Matti (1928); Leo Hiltbrand; Gottfried Friedli; John Burkharte (died from heat stoke in the factory); Thoni Klarer.
Cheese types: Brick, Swiss
Patrons: Aug Helser, H.D. Beeker; mgrs.
Notes: Named for the small valley that was settled mostly by Germans in an otherwise Norwegian area. Factory enlarged in 1937. Cheesemakers of Swiss decent.
Biennial report of the Dairy and Food Commissioner of WI: Mt. Horeb PO 1898, 1901, 1903, 1913, 1916, 1930, RD5 1906, RD4 1909, Blue Mounds 1922
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