Christian William Feigenspan

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Christian William Feigenspan
C. Feigenspan Lager Beer Brewery USA.jpg
C. Feigenspan Brewing Company in Newark, New Jersey circa 1890–1900
Born (1876-12-07)December 7, 1876
Died February 7, 1939(1939-02-07) (aged 62)
Rumson, New Jersey
Education Cornell University
Occupation Brewer
Parent(s) Marie Rachael Laible (c1850-1940)
Christian B. Feigenspan (c1850-1899)

Christian William Feigenspan (December 7, 1876 – February 7, 1939) was president of Feigenspan Brewing Company, president of Federal Trust Company, and president of the United States Brewers' Association.[1][2]


He was born in 1876 to Rachel Caroline Laible (1852–1882) and Christian Benjamin Feigenspan (1844–1899) of Thuringia.[3] He had three siblings: Edwin Christian Feigenspan (1886–1953); Eleanor Feigenspan (1892-1986) who married Lewis Bacon Ballantyne; and Johanna Caroline, who married Rudolph Victor Kuser.[4] He graduated from Cornell University in 1898, and his father died in 1899.[1] He married Alis Rule Thoms in 1909, and they had no children from their marriage.[5][6]

Feigenspan Brewing Company[edit]

The brewery started at 49 Charlton Street in Newark, New Jersey in 1875. In 1878 he moved the brewery to 47 Belmont Avenue in Newark, New Jersey. Around 1890 the brewery was moved to the corner of Freeman and Christie Streets. The brewer's logo was "P.O.N." (Pride Of Newark).[7] In 1943 the brewery was bought by P. Ballantine and Sons.[8][9]


He died on February 7, 1939 in Rumson, New Jersey.[1]



  1. ^ a b c "C.W. Feigenspan, Newark Brewer; President Of Company Dies At His Rumson Home. Fought The Dry Amendment. Firm Was Founded in 1868. Father Started Business In A Cellar. Ex-Head Of Federal Trust Co. in Newark.". The New York Times. February 7, 1939. Tuesday, February 7, 1939 Christian W. Feigenspan, president of the Feigenspan Brewing Company of Newark, died at five ... 
  2. ^ National Cyclopaedia of American Biography. National Cyclopaedia of American Biography. 1941. 
  3. ^ Gustav Feigenspen may have been his brother.
  4. ^ "Miss Feigenspan Presented Here; Supper Dance Is Given By New Jersey Couple To Introduce Daughter To Society. Party In Floral Setting Mrs. Arthur Anthony Munger, Sister Of The Debutante, Assists In Receiving". The New York Times. December 22, 1936. Miss Barbara Feigenspan, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin C. Feigenspan of Newark and Bedminster, New Jersey, was presented to society last night at a supper dance given by her parents in the St. Regis Roof. 
  5. ^ "Christian Feigenspan Married Miss Alice Rule Here on Dec. 30 Last". The New York Times. March 4, 1910. 
  6. ^ "Edwin C. Feigenspan, Brewer In Albany, 66". The New York Times. November 1, 1953. 
  7. ^ Old Newark Web Group, Feigenspan Brewery
  8. ^ "Feigenspan Brewery". Retrieved 2007-02-14. 
  9. ^ "Buys Brewery Interest. P. Ballantine Acquires Stock in Feigenspan Company.". The New York Times. June 9, 1943. 

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