Philipp Jung

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Philipp Jung
Born December 23, 1845
Dorn-Assenheim, Hesse-Darmstadt
Died July 10, 1911(1911-07-10) (aged 65)
Resting place Calvary Cemetery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Known for Jung Brewing Company
Spouse(s) Anna D. Best

Philipp Jung (December 23, 1845 – July 10, 1911) was a German immigrant to the United States who became a prominent businessman in Wisconsin.

Personal life[edit]

Jung was born on December 23, 1845[1] in Dorn-Assenheim, Hesse-Darmstadt, which today is a part of Reichelsheim in Wetteraukreis, Hesse, Germany.[2] He immigrated to the United States in 1870, living first in New York and Cincinnati, and finally settling in Milwaukee.[2] Jung married Anna D. Best, daughter of the brewer Jacob Best, and they had six children:[3] Philipp Jr., Elizabeth, Adolph, Helen, Anna, and Ernst.[1] He died July 10, 1911[3] and was buried at Calvary Cemetery in Milwaukee.[4]


After his arrival in the United States, Jung was employed by Rogge and Feigenhaln Brewing Company in New York.[3] He also worked as the maltster for the Foss, Schneider and Bremer Brewing Company in Cincinnati.[3] After moving to Milwaukee in 1873, Jung became second foreman for the Phillip Best Brewing Company, then first foreman, and finally superintendent of the company's south side plant.[1][2][3] In 1879, he left Best to form a partnership with Ernst Borchert, founding the Jung & Borchert Brewing Company.[1] In 1888 this became the Falk, Jung & Borchert Brewing Company in one of the earliest mergers involving Milwaukee breweries. The company became a rival to the Philip Best Brewery, which was operated by Frederick Pabst and later became the Pabst Brewing Company. Jung was considered "an important factor both as a manufacturer of large quantities and also as one who gave a distinctive quality to the goods sent out from his plant."[1]

In 1896, Jung purchased the Obermann Brewing Company at Fifth and Cherry Streets in Milwaukee,[3] where he established The Jung Brewing Company. This firm grew and outlived its founder, finally closing because of Prohibition.


  1. ^ a b c d e Ellis Baker Usher, Wisconsin: Its Story and Biography 1848-1913. Lewis Publishing Company, 1914, pp. 1836-1837.
  2. ^ a b c "Term: Jung, Phillip 1845 - 1911," Dictionary of Wisconsin History.
  3. ^ a b c d e f Milwaukee County Historical Society, "Jung Family, 1852 – 1993"
  4. ^ Archdiocese of Milwaukee Catholic Cemeteries, Genealogy — Burial Records: Phillip Jung.

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