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Here is what we know about the Hoppe & Strub Bottling Company.

The 1889 Polk's Toledo City Directory lists Henry Hoppe as president of the Hoppe & Strub Bottling Co. with his residence at 321 Indiana Street. Listed is Ralph Strub as vice president of the Hoppe & Strub Bottling Co. with his residence at 846 South Street. The company was a Manufacture of Mineral Waters and located at 713 to 717 Adams Street.

By 1896 the company is located at Lafayette & Superior Street now brewing Pabst Milwaukee Beer.

Below is a photo of the Hoppe & Strub Bottling Co. Notice the Pabst Milwaukee Beer sign on top of the building.

hoppe & strub brewery

Below is an ad that was in the Ann Arbor Aryus Newspaper from April 24, 1896.

hoppe & strub ad

Listed in the 1903 American Bottlers Advertiser. " For Sale" The Hoppe & Strub Bottling Co. soft drinks. "inquire" Pabst Brewing Co. Cleveland Branch.

Below are photos of one of their bottles. This one is embossed in a slug plate Hoppe & Strub / B Co. / Toledo, O. in the color of light amber yellow.

hoppe & strub 1.hoppe & strub 2

Below is another blob top bottle from this company. This one has the H & S emblem on the side with the base embossed The Hoppe & Strub Bottling Co. Toledo, Ohio.


Below is a rare variant embossed HOFFE, STRUB & EFFLER TOLEDO, O.

effler 1.effler 2


1889 Polk's Toledo City Directory.

1896 Ann Arbor Argus Newspaper April 24, 1896.

1903 American Bottlers Advertiser.

Frank & Frank Jr. (Wicker) Bottle Collection.

hoppe & strub 1a...hoppe_&_strub_4a

effler 1a

effler  3a

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