1824 – Gottlieb Heileman Born

On this date Gottlieb Heileman was born in Wurttemberg, German. He migrated to the U.S. in 1852 and the following year settled in Milwaukee. In 1857 he moved to La Crosse and began employment at a brewery. In 1858 he formed a partnership with J. Gund and established the City Brewing Company. He became sole owner of this establishment in 1871 and renamed it the . He headed this company until his death in 1878. [Source: ]