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Jacob Best
Birth: May 1, 1786
Darmstädter Stadtkreis
Hessen, Germany
Death: Jan. 26, 1861
Milwaukee County
Wisconsin, USA

Business Magnate. Jacob Best learned the brewer's trade in his hometown of Hesse Darnstadt, Germany, and then moved on to operate a small brewery in Mattenheim. In 1840, two of Best's four sons immigrated to America, settling in the Kilbourntown section of Milwaukee. They were joined by Jacob Best, his two younger sons and other family members in 1844. With his sons, Jacob Best opened the Emipre Brewery producing lager beer, wiskey and vinegar. As demand increased of light lager beer, the firm changed its name to Best & Company. Retiring in 1853, Jacob Best tranferred ownership to Lorenz and Phillip. After 1860, Phillip assumed sole control of the brewery which became the Pabst Brewing Company. While retired, Jacob Best held local political offices, first as a ward assessor and the school commissioner. He remained active until his death. (bio by: Charles Haig) 
Family links: 
  Eva Maria Schmidt Best (1790 - 1867)*
  Frederick Charles Best (1812 - 1877)*
  Phillip Best (1814 - 1869)*
  Jacob Best (1817 - 1870)*
  Juliana Best Muth (1818 - 1896)*
  Margaretha Best Schoeffler (1820 - 1904)*
  Lorenz Best (1826 - 1853)*
*Calculated relationship
Forest Home Cemetery
Milwaukee County
Wisconsin, USA
Plot: Section 8, Block 9, Lots 13 and 14
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Originally Created by: Charles Haig
Record added: Jun 01, 2004
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They may call it Pabst today, but it's still the Best ! God bless you Jacob for bringing Pilsner beer to the USA.
- Doug
 Added: Sep. 23, 2015
I will hoist one for you today
- Steve Sheldon
 Added: Jun. 9, 2015

- Tracey Reid
 Added: May. 1, 2015
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