Night at the Brumder Mansion:
SOLD OUT FOR FEBRUARY!
||Night at the
February 25, 2012 -- 8:00 PM to 2:00 AM
3046 West Wisconsin Avenue
Join American Hauntings and
American Ghost Society Rep Kathy Richardson for a night of
history and hauntings at the Brumder Mansion, a legendary bed
and breakfast in America's most German city, Milwaukee,
Wisconsin. Built in 1910 by Milwaukee
businessman George Brumder, for his eldest son, George, Jr., this unusual house combines
Victorian architecture with the Arts & Crafts movement to create
a visually -- and supernaturally -- appealing location! You'll
spend the evening soaking up the rich history and spook ambience
of the mansion and then search for the spirits that are rumored
to be lingering with the mansion's brick walls. Is the Brumder
Mansion as haunted as so many claim? You'll have the chance to
find out on August 13 as American Hauntings takes
you on a private excursion into the mansion's past in search of
ghosts! $60 Per Person
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the Brumder Mansion Includes:
||History of the Mansion
The Brumder Mansion was
built in 1910 by George Brumder, who made his fortune as a
publisher of German language newspapers, books and music. The house was built for Brumder's son, George, Jr. and he and his wife, Henrietta, lived
here, raising 11 children, 9 of which survived into adulthood.
The house was sold after Henrietta died in the early 1920s and
was purchased by newly-arrived, Chicago gangsters Sam and Ed Pick, who used the
place as part of their bootlegging operation.
They started a small-scale, speakeasy, in the ballroom located
in mansion's basement. Rumor has it that
gambling and prostitution also took place in the house.
After a trial run in the Brumder Mansion ballroom, the Pick
brothers expanded their illegal booze and gambling business, by
starting a legitimate business to hide behind, The Club Madrid;
a nightclub built conveniently across the county line. The
Brumder Mansion ballroom became a high roller's gambling joint,
complete with amenities. According to the current owners of
the mansion, the Brumder house was sold when Sam Pick ran into
money problems, following the repeal of Prohibition. After several attempts on his life by fellow
gangsters, he eventually retired to Michigan. The house went
through several owners in the years that followed and in the
1960s, was purchased by the neighboring Lutheran church, who
used it as a church parsonage, offices and a youth chapel. The
basement ballroom was later turned into a coffee house but by
the 1990s, the upkeep of the aging building was more than the
church could handle and the house was sold once more.
The new owner, Carol Hirschi, began renovating the house,
replacing the central heating system, the leaking roof and
installed new plumbing.
Carol also restored all the woodwork, eventually renovated the
2nd and third floor, and bought many antiques, building on her
vision for a restored Brumder Mansion.
To raise money, she started a bead and breakfast, converted the
ballroom into a small theater and started a community theater
group, which lasted until the current owners, Tom and Julie
Carr, took over the house in 2008 and turned it into a thriving
bed and breakfast and event center. After further renovations, they have made the
Brumder a welcoming place with great atmosphere and it now
serves as an overnight retreat --- and a haven for resident
The first reports of ghosts in the house were publicly made by
Carol Hirchsi and continue to this day. Overnight guests and
visiting ghost hunters tell chilling stories of contact with the
spirits in the house and a number of them are believed to
manifest here. Face to face encounters, as well as startling
photographs and eerie EVP's, have become commonplace, leading
the Brumder Mansion to be called "the most haunted house in
Join American Hauntings for a Private Ghost Hunt & Get a
Chance to Meet the Ghosts of the Brumder Mansion for Yourself!