Kempf/Spillman Family, 1895-1974

Title: Kempf/Spillman Family, 1895-1974
Call Number: Mss-0637
Bulk: 1 cu. ft.

Historical Note:

Louis Kempf was an employee of the Pabst Brewery.  He was also involved with the German-American associations of Milwaukee.  His daughter Lydia Kempf married Ralph Spillman.


The records consist of photographs, school books, financial and real estate records, and other items.  Most of the collection deals with the Kempf/Spillman family but also included are advertisements from various businesses and items concerning the Pabst Brewery (including its efforts during World War II).

Administrative Note:

The collection was processed on October 13, 1999 by Dani Blevans.


Box Number

Folder Number

Receipts Mr and Mrs Louis Kempf 1895—1947 1 1
Payroll Records–Louis Kempf 1944-1947 1 2
Financial Records–Louis Kempf 1 3
Miscellaneous German material–Louis Kempf 1 4
Real Estate Tax Statements–Louis Kempf/Lydia

Kempf-Spillman  1939–1974

1 5
Lydia Kempf-Spillman School Reports and Work 1 6
Colgate-Palmolive Stock–Lydia Kempf-Spillman 1 7
Bills–Ralph Spillman 1 8
Pabst Brewery 1 9
Pabst Brewery War Effort (World War II) 1 10
International Union of United Brewers Workers Pabst Brewery  (some German text) 1 11
Barden Maennerchor (German text) 1 12
Golden Guernsey Dairy 1 13
Gridley “Grade A” Milk 1 14
Miscellaneous Advertisements 1 15

Oversize Items


Baptismal Certificate for Lydia Kempf 1896 SM.OS.(K)