JOHNSON, Man P., wholesale bottler, was born in Baltimore, Md., June 5, 1858. His early life was spent in his native city, and after leaving school he was engaged as a salesman in a brewery for fifteen years, during which time he acquired a thorough knowledge of the business in all its branches. In 1889 he moved to Harrisburg and secured the agency for the famous Anheuser-Busch Brewing Association, of St. Louis Mo., and also for D. G. Yuengling’s renowned porter and ales. To the handling of these brands of goods he has devoted his entire attention the past seven years. His place of business is a large and imposing stone building situated opposite the Pennsylvania railroad depot, which is used entirely for the purposes of his business. The trade if the Harrisburg Bottling Works is large and lucrative, and, apart from the large country trade done by Mr. Johnson, includes extensive trade among the leading hotels, cafes and select families of the city and vicinity. The fame of the Anheuser-Busch beer is so well established that praise from us would seem superfluous, and yet judges of good beer are never done extolling its merits. The plant of Mr. Johnson is equipped throughout with special machinery for the bottling of liquids. Mr. Johnson personally is highly esteemed in business circles for his integrity and liberal business views and well merits the liberal patronage that is bestowed upon him.
Historical Review of Dauphin County
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