Friedrichs Lachs

Carl Siegmund Friedrichs Lachs (1832-1910) was a Bavarian-Swedish brewmaster active in Sweden and the United States.[1]

Friedrichs Lachs
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Portrait by the son Charles Lachs (1879-1979).
Born(1832-01-09)January 9, 1832
DiedJune 17, 1910(1910-06-17) (aged 78)

Friedrichs Lax was born 9 January 1832 in Altdorf bei Nürnberg, Kingdom of Bavaria. He immigrated to Halmstad, Sweden, in 1860; naturalised as Swedish citizen in 1878.[2] He married Fredrika (née Lorentzon) (1845-1941) in Gothenburg in 1866. Their issue included Charlotte Lachs (1867-1920), singer,[3] Alice Brauner (1877-1944), and Charles Lachs (1879-1979), visual artist.[4]

Friedrichs Lachs was active, including as business partner, initially as brewmaster among others at sv:Österman & Co, sv:S:t Eriks Bryggeri, and sv:Nürnbergs Bryggeri. Subsequently he ventured into sv:O. Vallmo & Co, sv:Örebro Bryggeribolag, and sv:Klosterbryggeriet Ystad; the latter accordingly brewing the first Bavarian beer in Sweden, including to the royal court. Furthermore, he brewed Fred Lax's Columbus Ale in New York City, United States. After relocating to Sweden he founded a yeast factory on Södermalm in Stockholm in 1894.

He died 17 June 1910, buried in Sandsborgskyrkogården.


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-04-07. Retrieved 2013-06-08.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ Post- Och Inrikes Tidningar 1878-08-15
  3. ^ "Charlotte Lachs' concert in the Y.M.C.A. Hall, Amherst, May 14, ' 94 [microform]". [S.l. : s.n.] June 19, 1894 – via Internet Archive.
  4. ^ Södermalm med omnejd i bilder av Charles Lachs (ISBN 9789170312113, Stockholmia förlag 2009), by Alice Rasmussen

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