FINDLEY........ OWOSSO MICH. Blob top quart amber beer bottles have been found.
John Gute Brewery.....Owosso
John started the Owosso Brewery on Corunna Ave. in 1855.
Possible area Gute brewery Years-of-Operation
On April 4, 1910, Shiawassee County voted overwhelmingly to go "dry".
This letter was sent out by the Shiawassee Dry Campaign Committee endorsing their 'DRY' supporters.
All saloons were to be closed by May 1st, 1910.
The village of Oakley is located on M-52 just north of the county line in Saginaw County, which was not a dry county. Old timers remember a string of car headlights could be seen every night heading to the Oakley bars for refreshments.
The same was true with Genesee County to the east. Lennon was on the county line and the bars on the east side of town did 'big' business.
Prohibition put the Muellers out of business and in 1915 Roy Matthews bought the building and converted it to offices. He later served as Shiawassee County Probate Judge.
AGENTS for MUSKEGON BEER
Schmidt & Lohmann
Owosso agent for Muskegon Brewing Company
Years of operation.....1875-1878
Due to the fact that Corunna had a coal mining operation, it is believed that there might have been a brewery in Corunna. Few records can be found concerning this company.
Shiawassee County History