Wisconsin History Day By Day


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"Germans in Wisconsin"by Richard H. Zeitlin


Vocabulary:

immigrated
established


Interesting Fact:

When he immigrated from Germany, Heileman first settled in Milwaukee where he helped to start a bakery.


Study Questions:

  • Did Gottlieb Heileman have brewery experience in Germany before coming to America?
  • Why was Wisconsin a leading state in the brewing industry?
  • What became of the G. Heileman Brewing Company?


    Search these newspaper databases for additional stories about the G. Heileman Brewing Co.:

  • Newspapers on BadgerLink
  • Wisconsin Historical Society


    U.S. historical events that occurred on January 6:

    1759: George Washington and Martha Dandridge Custis are married.
    1942: The "Pacific Clipper," landed in New York after successfully making the first around-the-world flight by a commercial airplane.



  • January 6

    January 6, 1824: Gottlieb Heileman was born in Wurttemberg, Germany. He immigrated to the U.S. in 1852, settling in La Crosse in 1857. He established the City Brewing Co. with J. Gund in 1858. The name was changed to G. Heileman Brewing Co. in 1871.


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