December 2, 2020

One Season Hitting Wonder, But Major League Lumber Man: Otto Schomberg

March 5, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

Otto H. Schomberg was born in Milwaukee on November 15, 1864. His father, Henry, (listed as Schoemberg in the 1865 City of Milwaukee Directory) was a cooper, working and living at 710 West Lloyd Street.1 Otto Schomberg first appeared in a City of Milwaukee Directory in 1880 as a laborer, living at 721 7th Street […]

Those Thrifty Milwaukeeans

February 14, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Being born and raised in Milwaukee I know we have a reputation for being thrifty, frugal, financially conservative (O.K., cheapskates!). But I found it goes back well over one hundred years. The Western League Brewers built a new park on the city’s north side at 17th and Lloyd Streets in 1895. By the next year […]