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A Schuylkill river fish tale

A Schuylkill river fish tale

Who hasn’t seen the Falls Bridge fishermen and winced at the thought of eating fish out of the Schuylkill? Are they even edible? Are they radioactive or full of PCBs or BPAs or WMDs or something…??

What’s even down there? read more…

eBay Find: Hohenadel House’s original carriage block!

eBay Find: Hohenadel House’s original carriage block!

ITEM DESCRIPTION:  A BEER COLLECTORS DREAM ITEM;  OWN AN ORIGINAL PIECE OF PHILA PA BREWING HISTORY;  CARRIAGE STEP STONE FROM THE LATE 1800’S; THESE STONES WERE USED AS A STEP TO GET OFF OF A HORSE-DRIVEN CARRIAGE ; THIS STONE WAS AT THE ORIGINAL BREWERY AT CONRAD STREET AND INDIAN QUEEN LANE IN PHILA PA;  THEN IN THE EARLY 1950’S IT WAS MOVED TO THE HOHEN ADLE HOUSE ON INDIAN QUEEN LANE;  THE STONE IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION;  A RARE RARE ITEM AT A GREAT PRICE. read more…

When oysters were peanuts

When oysters were peanuts

They sure loved their oysters at the Hohenadel Brewery on Indian Queen Lane. We found hundreds of shells at the site this morning, unearthed by a construction crew digging up the site of the old brewery for condominiums.
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Dangerous crossings: Railroads in the 19th century

Dangerous crossings: Railroads in the 19th century

“The repetition of serious or fatal accidents, by which men, women and children are crushed, decapitated, cut in two, or dismembered loses its effect by its frequency. The cases fall one by one, upon the public; we are told that, in the usual phrase – “the accident was inevitable and no blame is to be attached to the driver;” the survivors gather up the reeking remains of the victim – and the matter passes away and is forgotten.” read more…

Great Moments in “Hoh-Story” — a Timeline of Hohenadels in East Falls

Great Moments in “Hoh-Story” — a Timeline of Hohenadels in East Falls

Our Höhenadel timeline jumps around quite a bit — records in the 1800’s were poorly kept, and complicated endeavors such as moving households or establishing businesses could take years (subsequently, important dates tend to overlap).

Höhenadel history in East Falls begins with a veritable boat load of bakers & brewers who came to America from the southern Rhine region of Germany in the 1850’s. read more…

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1 Comment

  1. Chris Salisbury

    I, too, am a Hohenadel. My grandfather was John F. Hohenadel; his father (my great-grandfather– Theodore Hohenadel) owned the Quaker City Furniture House (I have a photo). His father was John Hohenadel (1823-1894) (photo indicates was taken at Neuman Photography, 228 N Ninth St, Philadelphia). His brother, John, owned the City Park Hotel at 29th and Penn Ave opposite the Fairmont park (I have a postcard). Was he the brewer? The brewery connection in my accumulation of family items is fuzzy. I own all the Hohenadel breweriana which is fun, and my mother always referred to the brewer as her uncle or cousin. I live in the Chicago area and the Hohenadels came from Phil and settled in the German enclave in the city. Anything or anyone you can connect me to to help fill in the gaps would be much appreciated.

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