The Deisel-Wemmer-Gilbert Cigar Corporation, known to most as DWG Cigar Corp.,
began with Henry Deisel. He began hand-rolling cigars in his house in Lima in 1884 and
called them "Henry's Best." As popularity of the cigars grew Deisel hired 10 men to help
him in 1886 and sold them in his shop on North Main Street. The workers went on strike in
1888 and Deisel was forced to bring in some partners to deal with the effects of the strike.
He joined with the Wemmer brothers, Henry and William and called the new outfit the
Deisel-Wemmer Company. |