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Joseph “Papa Joe” Griesedieck Grave, Bellefontaine Cemetery

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For whatever reason, and not known for certain, Joseph Griesedieck, the founder of Falstaff, is buried in a separate plot with other family members away from the “main” family plot.

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Interestingly, as far as I can tell, none of the Griesediecks are buried in mausolea, unlike the Busches, Wainwrights or Lemps brewing families.

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2 Comments

  1. Perhaps the Griesediecks regarded the other brewing families as “show-offs?”
    Of course, the maiden on the pillar is not exactly modest, but by the standards of the day and of the wealth represented – maybe that was humble?

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