Jacob Grob opened a brewery in Ypsilanti in 1861.

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In 1861, Jacob left the brewery and moved to Ypsilanti. There he married Sophie Post. While Hermann’s Brewery became Wahl Brewery, Jacob went on to open his brewery named Grob. It was located according to “Brewed in Detroit” at his home on 4 Forest Avenue near the west end of the bridge. By 1864 he built the first ice house in Ypsilanti. In 1870, his home became both a brewery and a saloon.