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Schlosser, Henry, 1863-1930



  • Existence: March 28, 1863 - August 28, 1930


Henry Schlosser was born in Bremen, Indiana, on March 28, 1863, to Jacob and Eva (Karrar) Schlosser. Jacob met his wife, a fellow German immigrant, in New York City and married her there circa 1856. Soon after, the couple moved west to German Township, Marshall County, Indiana. Henry was the fourth of their nine children (eight sons, one daughter). In 1891, Henry married Mary Duzan, who preceded him in death with their infant daughter. He then married Emma (Snyder) Martin in 1894. In 1884, Henry Schlosser and his brother Phillip started the creamery and dairy produce business which grew into the present Schlosser Brothers corporation. From its meager start in a building erected at the corner of the family homestead near Bremen, the business grew into one of the largest creamery and dairy producers of the midwest. As the business increased, a new creamery was built in Bremen and another was added at Plymouth. Three other brothers, Jacob, Gustav, and Samuel, were taken into the company and further expansion continued, including plants in Fort Wayne, Frankfort and Indianapolis, with many stations serving these plants. Henry was sixty-seven years old when he died on August 28, 1930, at his home in Indianapolis, Indiana, after three years of heart disease. He had moved to Indianapolis in 1909 to oversee the development and expansion of the Schlosser Brothers Corporation. There he was an active Mason, a member of the Chamber of Commerce, the American Association of Creamery Butter Manufacturers and the Indiana Manufacturers of Dairy Products Association. He also fostered the organization of the Indiana Dairy Association. Henry Schlosser was survived by his widow, Emma, and two daughters, Mrs. Lottie Aldag and Mrs. Lulu Lindstaedt, of Indianapolis.


"Schlosser Brothers Creamery," Historic Bremen Website,, and Obituary in the Indianapolis News, August 29, 1930, pg. 17, and Obituary in the Bremen Enquirer, September 4, 1930, pgs 1, 8.

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Howard W. Gregory papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSF 153
Scope and Contents The Howard W. Gregory papers contain documents pertaining to Gregory's work at Purdue University as head of the Purdue Dairy Department. The collection includes records of Purdue Dairy Extension, dairy production and processing reports, information on teaching and research, and professional writings and speeches. This collection may be useful to researchers interested in advances in dairy science, the development of dairy processes, procedures, and industry in the first half of the 20th...
Dates: 1922 - 1960