Frederick Pabst (1836 to 1904)

Section 40, Lot 16

Working as a Great Lakes steamer captain, Pabst met the prominent Milwaukee brewer Phillip Best. He married Best’s daughter and invested his savings in the business. After Best’s retirement, Pabst and another son-in-law, Emil Schandein, built the brewery into the nation’s largest, eventually becoming the Pabst Brewing Company. Among his many contributions to Milwaukee’s social and cultural life was the Pabst Theater.

Frederick Pabst (1836 to 1904)