Mt. Angel Sausage History
Tony & Nellie
Klasen immigrated to the US bringing their old family values
ethic with them. Tony and Nellie worked hard at building a
sausage following at shows all over the North West. Here's a
picture of Tony
making one of his first "Commercial" Batches of ropesausage
when they started out with "The Real Dutch Treat".
Tony & Nellie retired they taught the business to the younger
Dutchman, Jim Hoke. The passing of the ropesausge took place in
Garibaldi, Oregon, when Jim, & his son James began making the
sausage. When The Hoke's purchased "The Real Dutch Treat" from
The Klasen's, it was the beginning of a great time in their
lives. Jim, his wife, Robin, son James, and daughter Nikki all help
in spreading "The Bratword" to the world!
"The Real Dutch
Treat" is our "Show Name" it is the name we use to spread the
"Bratword" we go to many shows and events indoors and outdoors
and cater to festivals, town celebrations, large concerts, sporting
Fairs, and many private social events, etc. Call for more info
on our catering services.
History Of Sausage
Sausage is one of the oldest forms of processed food even
mentioned in Homer's Odyssey as far back as the 9th Century
Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany, is traditionally credited with
originating the frankfurter. However, this claim is disputed
by those who assert that the popular sausage--known as a
"dachshund" or "little-dog" sausage--was created in the late
1600's by Johann Georghehner, a butcher, living in Coburg,
Germany. According to this report, Georghehner later traveled
to Frankfurt to promote his new product.
Actually, in 1987, the city of Frankfurt celebrated the 500th
birthday of the sausage sandwich in that city. It's said that
the frankfurter was developed there in 1484, five years before
Christopher Columbus set sail for the new world. While the
people of Vienna (Wien), Austria, point to the term "wiener"
to prove their claim as the birthplace of the "sausage dog".
As it turns out, it is likely that the North American hot dog
comes from a widespread common European sausage brought here
by butchers of several nationalities.
Also in doubt is who first served the dachshund sausage with a
roll. One report says a German immigrant sold them, along with
milk rolls and sauerkraut, from a push cart in New York City's
Bowery during the 1860's. In 1871, Charles Feltman, a German
butcher opened up the first Coney Island hot dog stand selling
3,684 dachshund sausages in a milk roll during his first year
The year, 1893, was an important date in sausage history. In
Chicago that year, the Colombian Exposition brought hordes of
visitors who consumed large quantities of sausages sold by
vendors. People liked this food that was easy to eat,
convenient and inexpensive.
In the same year, sausages became the standard fare at
baseball parks. This tradition was begun by a St. Louis bar
owner, Chris Von de Ahe, who also owned the St. Louis Browns
major league baseball team.
Today's sausage on a bun was probably introduced during the
St. Louis "Louisiana Purchase Exposition" in 1904 by Bavarian
concessionaire, Anton Feuchtwanger. He loaned white gloves to
his patrons to hold his piping hot sausages. Most of the
gloves were not returned, and the supply began running low. He
reportedly asked his brother-in-law, a baker, for help. The
baker improvised long soft rolls that fit the meat--thus
inventing the hot dog bun.
The term "hot dog" was coined in 1901 at the New York Polo
Grounds. One cold April day, concessionaire Harry Stevens (his
company is still in business) was losing money with ice cream
and ice cold soda. He sent his sales men out to buy up all the
dachshund sausages they could find, and an equal number of
rolls. In less than an hour his vendors were hawking hot dogs
from portable hot water tanks with "They're red hot! Get your
dachshund sausages while they're red hot!" In the press box,
sports cartoonist Tad Dorgan was nearing his deadline and
desperate for an idea. Hearing the vendors, he hastily drew a
cartoon of barking dachshund sausages nestled warmly in rolls.
Not sure how to spell "dachshund" he simply wrote "hot dog!"
The cartoon was a sensation--and the term "hot dog" was born.
Angel Sausage Company provides food specialty services for all
special events, fairs, festivals, weddings, family reunions,
sports venues, emergencies and corporate parties. We use of only
the freshest, highest quality ingredients. Our company takes pride
in our experienced staff and delivery.
Mt. Angel, OR 97362
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"The Real Dutch Treat" continues to be our show
trademark as we are self proclaimed ambassadors out spreading the
"Bratword" to the world!
A proud sponsor of
Mt. Angel Oktoberfest