Pabst Mansion, Part 2
Johan Gottlieb Frederick Pabst was born in 1836 in Saxony, Germany. Seeking a better life, his family moved to the United States in… read more
Johan Gottlieb Frederick Pabst was born in 1836 in Saxony, Germany. Seeking a better life, his family moved to the United States in 1848, eventually ending up in Milwaukee.
Frederick Pabst worked his way up from cabin boy to steamship captain on the Great lakes. In 1862 he married Maria Best, daughter of German brewer Phillip Best.
Soon after, Captain Pabst purchased half of the small Best brewing company, and by the 1890's the renamed Pabst Brewing Company was the largest lager brewery in the world.
Next, a visit to the restored gilded-age mansion of Milwaukee beer baron, Captain Frederick Pabst. This is part two of a two-part program. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
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