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Kozel genealogy Washington DC brewery
 
Kozel genealogy Washington DC brewery
 
Kozel genealogy Washington DC brewery
 
 
 
 
   

Information Wanted!

Kozel Beer Garden and/or Kozel Brewery
Washington, DC, circa 1874-1881

Kozel genealogy Washington DC brewery  I am currently researching my Kozel family tree. Actually, my wife is doing all the work. I just have to figure out a way to take the credit. The next part of our Kozel genealogy search, involves Washington, DC, history, breweries, beer and a German beer garden.

Kozel genealogy Washington DC brewery  Some 50 years ago, my brother remembers seeing what appeared to be an antique bottle or glass whiskey flask, with the Kozel family name on it. It was among a group of collectible bottles, in a small museum in the Washington, DC, area. When questioned, our father said that it probably had something to do with our great-grandfather. He owned a large German beer garden in Washington, DC. Supposedly, it was large enough that he had enrolled in an animal-husbandry course at Cornell University to raise his own chickens for the menu.

Kozel genealogy Washington DC brewery  I recently purchased an antique, stoneware, beer bottle because it had "John Kozel" debossed on it. I also acquired an old, Washington, DC, newspaper ad for John Kozel's Brewery at No. 43 N Street, N.W., Washington, DC.

Kozel genealogy Washington DC brewery  The book, American Breweries II, recognizes a J.Kozel operating a Washington, DC, brewery from 1874-1875 and a George Kozel operating a Washington, DC, brewery from 1880-1881.

Kozel genealogy Washington DC brewery  I am aware of Velkopopovicky Kozel beer. From the Velkopopovicky Kozel web site (www.beer-kozel.cz), it would appear that they began brewing Kozel beer, just outside of Prague, in 1874. I don't see any Kozel family having anything to do with that Czech Kozel brewery. They say that the "billy goat" (kozel) emblem was created by a Frenchman.
"The year 1874, when the first beer brew was made, is the foundation date of the modern history of the Velkopopovicky Kozel the emblem which was created by a travelling French painter as an expression of thanks for the hospitality he received in Popovice when he stayed longer than he originally expected."
Kozel genealogy Washington DC brewery  Please email me, if you have any information that could assist me with my Kozel genealogy search. I would appreciate it very much. If you have seen any antique Kozel beer bottles or Kozel whiskey bottles, I would love to hear about them, even if they're not for sale.

Thanks,
Chris



 
       

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