Oak Hill / Deneen Cheese Factory
Operated: 1920-21 - 1943
Cheesemakers: "the Old Russian"; Adolf Ryser; Robert Schaller; Ferdinand (Ferdy) Dietrich (1928); Otto Schaller
Cheese Types: American, Swiss, brick
Patrons: Jos. F. Deneen; Lewis Lovestad paid the taxes in 1935. A.M. Johnson, trustee, 1935, owner of 15 shares in 1936
Notes: First cheesemaker "the Old Russian" but no name known. Factory and all records destroyed by fire. The well, pump, and stone walls were all that was left.
Biennial report of the Dairy and Food Commissioner of WI: Blue Mounds 1922, 1930. Signed a contract with Waunakee Creamery Co. and Evans Creamery, Mt. Horeb in 1940 to satisfy WI statute requiring "operator or other person liable to pay for dairy products first having file bond or other security…".
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