GEORGE J. RENNER, JR., proprietor of the City Brewery, at Youngstown, is one of the city's capitalists and influential
citizens. He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, February it, 1856, and is a son of George J. and Seraphina (Appleman)
The parents of Mr. Renner came to America from Germany in 1848 and settled at Cincinnati, Ohio, removing to Akron
in 1888. The father of our subject, who was born in 1834 and still survives, has been a brewer all his business
life and has been interested in plants at Cincinnati, Akron and Mansfield, Ohio. His wife was born in 1835 and
died in 1893. She was a most worthy woman, a devoted wife and mother and a. consistent member of the Catholic Church.
She was the mother of 12 children, of whom the survivors are George J., Lizzie, Rosa, Nora, Emma and William.
George J. Renner, Jr., was reared and educated at Covington, Kentucky, across the Ohio River from Cincinnati. He
has been identified with the brewing business since he was a youth, and has been in the business on his own account
for the last quarter of a century. His first location was at Wooster, Ohio, whence he removed in 1884 to Youngstown,
where he established his present business. Six years later Mr. Renner erected his present modern plant, equipping
it with the best machinery. It stands on Pike street, enjoys excellent railroad facilities and is the largest plant
of its kind in the city, having a capacity of 100,000 barrels of beer, and porter, per annum. There are 6o people
employed in the brewery.
In 1880 Mr. Renner was married to Emma Weaver, who is a daughter of the late John Weaver, of Covington, Kentucky.
Mrs. Renner was the eldest in a family of to children, the others being: John, Robert, George (who died aged 26
years), Mary, Pauline, August, Frank, Harry and William.
Mr. and Mrs. Renner have had eight children, George, Emil A. Edna, Irene, Viola, Florence, Ruth and Earl. George,
Irene and Earl are now deceased. The family home is situated at No. 209 Pike street. Mr. and Mrs. Renner are members
of the Catholic Church. Mr. Renner also belongs to a number of social organizations and is a well known and popular
20th Century History of Youngstown
and Mahoning County, Ohio and
Edited and compiled by Gen. Thos. W. Sanderson
Biographical Publishing Company
Chicago, Illinois 1897
Mahoning County, Ohio Biographies
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