Johanna Wurm (née Obert) was born in the Kingdom of Wurttemberg. It is possible she met her future husband, Konrad Wurm in October of 1853, on the ocean journey that took them to America. They were aboard the ship R. B. Sumner, according to the passenger manifest, apparently travelling separately. They made their way from New Orleans to St. Louis, where they were married there the following November. From there they moved further up the Mississippi to St. Paul Minnesota, where Konrad found a position in the newly opened North Mississippi Brewery. Three years later Konrad founded a brewery of his own, just down the street in the Reserve neighborhood of St. Paul (Crocus Hill today). When Konrad died in 1877 Johanna ably took over the brewery. She ran the firm for 12 more years before retiring at age 67 in 1889. Johanna Wurm died on the 27th of September, 1894 at age 71 years.
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