Pueblo County, Colorado

Contributed by Karen Mitchell.

George J. Stumpf, secretary and manager of the Dixon-Stumpf Bottling Company, conducting business in Pueblo, was born in Denver, Colorado, on the 29th of October, 1867, a son of Lorenz and Elizabeth (Schachtel) Stumpf, who were married in St. Joseph, Missouri, and who in 1867 removed to Denver, where the father established business as a brewer. He continued active along that line until his death, which occurred July 15, 1887. He is still survived by his widow. Their family numbered three children, including two daughters. George J. Stumpf. the eldest of the family, was educated in the old Arapahoe street school of Denver and in the University of Denver, in which be completed a business course as a member of the class of 1885., He then took up the brewing business in Pueblo, the family having removed from Denver to Pueblo in the year 1881. He was active in that business until legislative enactment caused the state to go dry. In March, 1916, he assisted in organizing the Dixon-Stumpf Bottling Company, which was incorporated in December of the same year and established at its present place of business on the 1st of January, 1917. They employ six men in the manufacture of soft drinks, which are shipped to all points in the valley, and their business has grown rapidly in two years, increasing two hundred and fifty per cent, so that the company is now conducting a very profitable and growing enterprise. On the 30th of April. 1891, Mr. Stumpf was married to Miss Mary J. Koch and to tbem have been born three children: Inez E., Mona I. and Frances J. In politics Mr. Stumpf is a republican and fraternally is connected with the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks, the Woodmen of the World, the Improved Order of Red Men and the United Commercial Travelers. He is greatly interested in the state and its development. Born in Denver, he was never outside the boundaries of Colorado until he was forty years of age and his interest has always centered here and he has put forth active and effective work for the general good. He and his family reside at No. 713 West Abriendo avenue and are widely known in Pueblo, where Mr. Stumpf has made his home since 1881. History Of Colorado Illustrated Volume III Chicago The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company 1918

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