Henry Mueller, 7 Cross St., Paterson, N.J.


According to a New Jersey Bottling web site, Henry Mueller took over George Spreitzer’s bottling operation in and around 1900.

This timing is confirmed by the Paterson NJ City Directories. George Spreitzer & Co was listed in the 1900 Directory at 7 Cross St and Henry Mueller was listed at the same address in the 1901 Directory. Both were listed under “Mineral Water.” Mueller remained at 7 Cross Street through 1911. Then he’s listed at 17 White Street from 1911 to 1914. I actually found him at both locations in 1911. In 1915 he’s not listed.

Cross Street has been subsequently renamed and is currently called Cianci Street. If the Cianci Street numbering system is similar to Cross Street the business was located in what is now Lou Costello Memorial Park.

The bottle I have is a Hutchinson soda (8oz) embossed with the Cross Street address so it dates between 1901 and 1911.