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GLAB, Nicholas

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Nicholas Glab. Photo courtesy: Bob Reding

GLAB, Nicholas. (Dubuque, IA, Apr. 10, 1857--Dubuque, IA, May 22, 1915). Eldest son of Adam GLAB, Nicholas was associated all his life in the management of the NORTHERN BREWING COMPANY. (1)

Upon the death of his father, his brothers joined Glab, and in 1892 the brewing company was consolidated with other local BREWERIES into the DUBUQUE BREWING AND MALTING COMPANY. Nicholas served as president and general manager. He was also the treasurer of the NUTWOOD DRIVING CLUB which played the important role of publicizing NUTWOOD PARK for horse races. (2)



1. Goodspeed, Weston Arthur, History of Dubuque County, Iowa. Chicago: Goodspeed Historical Association, 1911, p. 581

2. "The Men Who Have Made Nutwood Driving Club," Dubuque Telegraph-Herald, June 30, 1912, p. 18