Edmund Dexter

Birth Name:
Edmund Dexter
Birth Date:
Birth Place:
London, England
Death Date:
July 24, 1862
Place of Death:
Cincinnati, Ohio
Cause of Death:
Cemetery Name:
Spring Grove Cemetery
Claim to Fame:
Business and Finance
Edmund Dexter was a famous (well ... famous in the 1800s) whiskey maker and liquor distributor located in Cincinnati, Ohio. An immigrant from England, his first residency was in New York City. From there he moved to Cincinnati where he was initially involved in the liquor trade working for one of the many local dealers. When Dexter established his own liquor business in the late 1920s, he was quickly well established and thriving, according to historical records. In 1829, Dexter married Mary Ann Dellinger and they would have five sons - Charles, born in 1830; Edmund Jr., 1835; George and Julius, 1840, and Adolphus, 1844. As his boys matured, Dexter brought them into the liquor business, eventually calling it Edmund Dexter & Sons. Today he is remembered more for his historic mausoleum than for any of his whiskey's he produced in his lifetime.

Fun Fact

The native German and wealthy liquor baron Edmund Dexter and his American wife, Mary Ann lived in downtown Cincinnati’s swankiest residence at Fourth and Broadway (torn down by Western-Southern Life Insurance Co. in 1914).

It’s not known where Edmund Dexter was buried initially, but eight years later his body was the first to be interred in the mausoleum in 1870.

Cemetery Information:

Final Resting Place:

Spring Grove Cemetery

4521 Spring Grove Avenue

Cincinnati, Ohio, 45232


North America


Cemetery map of Spring Grove Cemetery in Cincinnati, Ohio

Grave Location:

Section 20, Lot Q, Dexter Cathedral, Catacomb 2

Grave Location Description

As you enter the cemetery through the historic main entrance (not the funeral home entrance) drive straight ahead and under the trestle bridge. As you drive along you will see Section 20 on your left along with the large Fleischmann Mausoleum. At the next intersection turn left and drive 200 feet to the imposing Dexter Mausoleum located on the road in Section 20.

Grave Location GPS

39.16832153509037, -84.52611424894799

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