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Milwaukee in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Jacob Best

May 1 1786 • Jan. 26, 1861

 
 
Jacob Best Monument image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 29, 2016
1. Jacob Best Monument
Inscription.  

-1844-
Jacob Best Brewing Company
Founded

-1889-
Name Changed to
Pabst Brewing Company

Jacob & Eva Best’s
Granddaughter Maria Best
Married Captain Frederick Pabst


 
Erected by Forest Home Cemetery and Concerned Citizens and Organizations.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
 
Location. 43° 0.029′ N, 87° 56.683′ W. Marker is in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in Milwaukee County. Monument is in Section 8, Block 9, Lots 13 & 14, of Forest Home Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2405 West Forest Home Avenue, Milwaukee WI 53215, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mathias Stein (a few steps from this marker); Dr. Silas J. Sawyer and Jennie E. Sawyer (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Frank N. Fox (about 400 feet away); Forest Home Cemetery Civil War Veterans (about 700 feet away); Orville Cadwell (about 700 feet away); In memory of Franklin Van Valkenburgh
Jacob Best Monument image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 29, 2016
2. Jacob Best Monument
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Joseph Schlitz (approx. 0.2 miles away); Edward George Ryan (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Milwaukee.
 
Also see . . .
1. Jacob Best, Sr. (1786-1861). (Submitted on October 10, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Forest Home Cemetery Self-Guided Historical Tour. (Submitted on October 10, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Pabst Brewery History. (Submitted on October 10, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Jacob Best Monument Donors image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 29, 2016
3. Jacob Best Monument Donors
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 10, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 10, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 206 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 10, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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