|BANKER, BREWER (GERMANY)|
BORN 1824, Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg - DIED 1897, Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg|
GRAVE LOCATION Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg: Hauptfriedhof
August Schmieder founded a brewery in Karlsruhe in 1845. An economic crisis resulted in a bankruptcy in 1849 and in 1850 the brewery was bought by Jakob Friedrich Höpfner from Eggenstein (this was the beginning of the current Hoepfner Brewery in Karsruhe).
Schmieder moved to Silesia and he gathered a fortune as a banker in Breslau. In 1867 his son Karl August was born. 30 years after he had left Karlsruhe he returned and in 1882 the Prinz-Max-Palais at the Karlstrasse was built for him. His money and his palace didn't help him to enter noble circles in Karlsruhe. August Schmieder and his wife Paula both died in 1897 within four days of each other. Prince Max von Baden became the owner of the palace in 1899.