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Herman & Maria Weiss Family
|Born||February 19, 1856|
|Died||March 19, 1926|
San Antonio, Texas, U.S.
|Known for||1st brewmaster in 1909 at the Shiner Brewery|
Herman Weiss (February 19, 1856 – March 19, 1926) was a Prussian-born American brewmaster. He immigrated to Texas in the 1880s with his wife Maria. Herman Weiss was living in San Antonio in 1900, when the 1900 hurricane destroyed Galveston. Perhaps seeking opportunity in the new city, he moved to Galveston and started Weiss and Sons' brewery. His sons, Herman Jr. and Charles, helped him at the brewery. Herman was offered the position of head brewmaster in 1909 at the newly formed Shiner Brewery which later became the Spoetzl Brewery. According to the 1910 census, Herman Weiss Jr. and Charles Weiss worked at the brewery as well. Herman was then offered a position in San Antonio as the head brewmaster for the San Antonio Brewing Association which later became the Pearl Brewing Company.
Back copies of the Shiner Gazette accessed at the county library in Halletsville, TX.