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Wednesday, October 16, 1833   Adaline Ehrisman Sprenger

Adaline Ehrisman Sprenger was born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.  In 1852 she married brewer John Abraham Sprenger, Jr. and apparently became herself interested in the business of brewing.  In 1880 Adaline rescued the her husband's brewery from bankruptcy by divorcing him and arranging to purchase the property the following year when it was auctioned for debts on the courthouse steps.

Adaline ran the brewery until her death on June 5th, 1892, after which her ex-husband once again took it over.  The brewery she rescued survived as the Sprenger Brewery until 1951.

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Sprenger Brewing Company of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA

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