Come to the Oak Creek Public Library to hear Jim and Gary Hess, grandsons of Frank J. Hess, give a talk on the history of their grandfather’s cooperage factory on Thursday, March 27, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. An immigrant from Bohemia, Frank J. Hess moved to Madison , Wisconsin in 1904 to start an independent cooperage business. His business, the Frank J. Hess and Sons Cooperage factory, was on Schenk’s Corners for 62 years. It was Wisconsin’s largest independent cooperage and the last cooperage factory in America that manufactured white oak beer kegs. The factory closed in 1966.
Today, Frank’s grandsons, Jim and Gary Hess, honor their grandfather’s legacy by giving visual presentations to historical societies and library groups.
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