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Sunday, August 21, 2005

If You've Got the Time, We've Got the Ahnentafel

From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:

In champagne of families, some are on beer budget

Posted: Aug. 20, 2005

Ashley Clausen, 15, stood on the front steps of the mansion that her great-great-great grandfather Frederick J. Miller built and told me she's proud of her heritage but hesitates to tell people she is a sixth-generation descendant of the beer baron.

"They say, 'Are you like rich?' And I'm like no," said Ashley, of the Cleveland area.

And, sorry, but she can't get you any free beer, either.

She is one of more than 100 descendants of Miller who assembled in Milwaukee last week for a family reunion timed to coincide with the Miller Brewing Co.'s 150th anniversary celebration.

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