19 July 2013

David Welsh And His Brewery

From the Centennial History of the Borough of Connellsville, Pennsylvania, 1806-1906:

Christian Snyder and David Welsh erected a brewery about 1870 on Mountain alley at the northeast corner of Apple street. It was a three story building, the first story being built of hammer-dressed stone and the second and third stories frame. The first story is still standing, having been incorporated into the tenement house which occupied the site of the old brewery until purchased and converted into the distilling house of the Connellsville Distilling Company.

United States Census, 1870
name: David Welch
estimated birth year: 1838
gender: Male
birthplace: Scotland
home in 1870: Pennsylvania, United States [Connellsville, Fayette Co.]
  Household Gender Age Birthplace
David Welch M 32y  Scotland [brewer of beer]
Anna Welch F 27y  Scotland

For more about David Welch, see this source.

A More Famous Distillery, Located In KY, Not PA

There's an interesting piece about American Whiskey Distillers (in the Connellsville area, too) online.

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