Wanzer had ten children: Luna, Bertha E., William Bradley, Bessie, Howard Hill, Sidney, Jennie L., Breddie, Arthur Grant, and Charles. They all lived in Chicago.
In November 1948, Wanzer Dairy began publishing the "Wanzer's Kitchen Adventures" magazine with stories and recipes using milk, cream, and other Wanzer products. The magazine's last issue was April 1951.
Carmelita Pope (a Broadway Theatre actress and a pioneer in early television) was a spokesperson for Wanzer Dairy's Television commercials. Pope would hold up a half-gallon carton of milk and say, "Wanzer on milk is like Sterling on silver."
Northshore Milk Distribution Wanzer Truck after the blizzard of 1967.
Photo by Charles Chernawsky
Wanzer was sold to the Borden Dairy Company in the 1970s. In April 1999, Hawthorn Mellody Inc. tried to Trademark "Wanzer Dairy" but failed to complete the request.
|Wanzer Dairy Toy 1953 Ford Milk Truck.|
|Wanzer Milk Box - Holds 4 One Gallon Glass Bottles, 1966|
Wanzer Glass Milk Gallon, 1950s.
100th Anniversary Paper Milk Carton, 1957.
106-Year-Old Wanzer Dairy was sold by Family Members in January 1963 in a multimillion-dollar transaction.
Have you ever wondered how milk dating began in Chicago, Illinois? We have Al Capone and older brother Ralph to thank.
Compiled by Dr. Neil Gale, Ph.D.