1890-1922 — Cleveland, Ohio
Andrew Weber was an example of how to succeed as an immigrant in 19th & early 20th century America. He became a citizen in 1904, learned English, and used both accomplishments to further his career in the beer business in pre-WWI Cleveland. He climbed from saloon owner to brewery VP, then organized his own beer bottling works, and became VP of yet another brewery. With the coming of prohibition, Weber stayed ahead of the game, becoming a restaurant owner and a cagy buyer and seller of real estate. He died a modestly weathy man, having owned a series of upper class homes in Cleveland and Shaker Heights.