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Camden Beer

Camden’s brewery at Fillmore and Bulson Streets was built in 1904 by Joseph Baumgartner. The firm was known as the Camden City Brewery Incorporated until it was acquired by Frederick A. Poth, and operated by F.A. Poth & Sons Inc., a Philadelphia based brewery, in 1910. The plant was then modernized to current standards of the time. The firm was operated F.A. Poth & Sons Incorporated of New Jersey before Prohibition. During the 1920s the brewery came under the control of Philadelphia based bootlegger Mickey Duffy, and was a major source of revenue for him until his murder in 1931. Another crime figure, Edgar “Blondy” Wallace, had an interest in the brewery but apparently was out of the picture by the fall of 1934.

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George Ackerle

GEORGE ACKERLE was born December 14, 1920 in New Jersey. He was one of at least seven children born to Paul F. and Anna Ackerle. The Ackerles lived in Deptford NJ through at least April of 1930. Paul Ackerle was a baker by trade, working in Camden as early as 1918, and young George followed him into that trade. Sometime after 1930 Paul Ackerle moved to Camden NJ. By 1947 he owned his own bakery, Ackerle’s Bakery at 653 Ferry Avenue. Paul Ackerle and family were then living at 1128 Jackson Street in Camden’s Whitman Park neighborhood. George Ackerle was renting a home at 322 York Street in North Camden, and his brother Paul, then in the United States Navy, resided there as well. 

John A. Herrmann, 52, Bell avenue, Barrington, and employe of the Camden County Beverage Co., Fillmore and Bulson streets, collapsed and died yesterday while cleaning a vat. Dr. Vincent T. McDermott, medical examiner for the company, pronounced the man dead after Rescue Squad 3, under Acting Battalion Chief Winfield Leviseur, worked for an hour in an effort to revive the man. Coroner Inglesby announced he would hold an autopsy today. Frederick Martin, president of the company, said Herrmann was an employe for seven years. He said the discovery was made when a fellow worker entered the vat to speak with Herrmann and found him unconscious.
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Beverage Firm Worker Fatally Stricken

John A. Herrmann, 52, Bell avenue, Barrington, and employe of the Camden County Beverage Co., Fillmore and Bulson streets, collapsed and died yesterday while cleaning a vat.

According to a ruling made by Referee Goas, of the Employers’ Compensatian Bureau in Camden, the Poth Brewing Company must pay Christran Heitman, of 1631 Fillmore street, $10 a week for forty-two weeks for injuries received when he was struck in the eye with a hoop while he was riveting a keg. The man’s sight is alleged to have been impaired.
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Compensation Award

According to a ruling made by Referee Goas, of the Employers’ Compensatian Bureau in Camden, the Poth Brewing Company must pay Christran Heitman, of 1631 Fillmore street, $10 a week for forty-two weeks for injuries received when he was struck in the eye with a hoop while he was riveting a keg. The man’s sight is alleged to have been impaired.

CAMDEN, March 7. - J. C. B. Morley has sold the plant of the Camden City Brewery, occupying a square of ground at Sixth and Fillmore Streets, Camden, to the F. A. Poth & Sons Brewing Co., Inc., of Philadelphia, for a consideration of about $500,000. The sale includes, in addition to the real estate, the stock, fixtures and equipment of the Camden plant. The new owners will make additions to the plant purchased, to cost about $100,000, and will largely increase its output. The buildings of the Camden plant include a large brewery, bottling house, malt house and stables. Title has already been taken by F. A. Poth & Sons’ Company.
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Poths Buy Camden Brewery

CAMDEN, March 7. – J. C. B. Morley has sold the plant of the Camden City Brewery, occupying a square of ground at Sixth and Fillmore Streets, Camden, to the F. A. Poth & Sons Brewing Co., Inc., of Philadelphia, for a consideration of about $500,000. The sale includes, in addition to the real estate, the stock, fixtures and equipment of the Camden plant. The new owners will make additions to the plant purchased, to cost about $100,000, and will largely increase its output. The buildings of the Camden plant include a large brewery, bottling house, malt house and stables. Title has already been taken by F. A. Poth & Sons’ Company.