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Max Henius

chemist , founder brewing institute

Max Henius, Danish chemist, founder brewing institute. Fellow Chemical Society, London. Commander Order of Dannebrog, Denmark, 1911; member American and Danish Brewers’ Assns., 1932. Joint author: American Handy Book of Brewing, 1902.

Background

Henius, Max was born on June 16, 1859 in Aalborg, Denmark. Son of Isidor and Emilie Henius.

Education

Doctor of Philisophy, University of Marburg, Germany, 1881.

Career

Came to the United States, 1881. Associate with Doctor Robert Wahl as Wahl & Henius, analytical chemists. Chicago; established a brewing academy and analytical laboratory, 1886, now Wahl-Henius Institute, consultant and analytical chemists, of which is president Secretary-general Second International Brewers Congress, Chicago, 1911.

President Jacob A. Riis League of Patriotic Service, 1916-1918. Member sub-commission on chemistry of fermentation, National Research Council.

Works

  • Author: American Handy Book of Brewing, 1902.

Membership

Fellow Chemical Society, London. Commander Order of Dannebrog, Denmark, 1911. Member American and Danish Brewers’ Assns., 1932.

Joint author: American Handy Book of Brewing, 1902.

Connections

Married Johanne Louise Heiberg, Aalborg, June 4, 1883. Children: Henry R., Emil Theodor, Gerda.

father:
Isidor Henius

mother:
Emilie Henius

spouse:
Johanne Louise Heiberg

children:
Henry R. Henius

Emil Theodor Henius

Gerda Henius