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  (b. 4 October 1845 Germany   d. 21 January 1912 Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA )  
Age: 66

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Jacob C GIMLICH was born 4 October 1845 in Germany. Jacob C GIMLICH was the child of (Georg) Jacob GIMLICH (GEMLICH)   and   Mary (Anna Maria) LANGE GREIBER (LEDIG) and the grandchild of: (maternal)  Ludwig LANG and UNKNOWN

Marriage(s) and Child(ren):

He married  Louisa Ellen FEIGE 17 February 1868 in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA .  The couple had (at least) 9 children. Louisa Ellen FEIGE  was born 17 December 1847 in Marklissa, Silesia, Prussia, Germany (Marklissa, Schlesien, Preußen).  She died 19 December 1921 in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA (Coltsville).  She was the daughter of Friedrich Wilhelm ("William") FEIGE and Augusta Amalie M THEUNERT.

Jacob C GIMLICH died 21 January 1912 in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA .

Born in Weisenheim (am Berg), Bayern, Germany

"Jacob Gimlich, born in Weisenheim, Bavaria, October 4, 1845, married Louisa Ellen, daughter of the late William Feige of Pittsfield...Soon after coming to Pittsfield with his father, Mr. Gimlich entered the Taconic woolen mill and learned designing, and was offered a good position in that department. He preferred, however, to enter into business with his brother-in-law, John White, and the two purchased a small brewery in which they began operations on a small scale, and now they are owners of a mammoth establishment two hundred feet long, operated under the corporate title of Berkshire Brewing Association with a capital stock of one hundred thousand dollars, and a capacity of seventy thousand barrels with a gratifying yearly increase of output."

Source: Historic homes and institutions and genealogical and personal memoirs of Berkshire County, Massachusetts, Page 282

According to Images of America Pittsfield, by Susan Eisley, Published 2001 Arcadia Publishing, page 64, "The Berkshire Brewing Association, c. 1905. Two German immigrants, Jacob Gimlich and John White, purchased a small brewery in Pittsfield in 1868. Under their guidance the business grew to produce 325 barrels of beer each day. Incorporated in 1892 under the name Berkshire Brewing Association, the brewery shipped its product all over the United States. Prohibition put it out of business in 1919."
NOTE: Some of the products produced by Berkshire Brewing Association include: Mannheimer Lager Beer, Berkshire Pure Malt Extract, Lenox Half Stock Ale, and Berkshire Pale Ale.

"Trade Names for the brewery at 352 Columbus Avenue, Pittsfield, MA:

M. Benson 1867-1868

Jacob Gimlich & John White (Columbus Avenue & South John Street) 1868-1878

Gimlich, White & Co. 1878-1882

Gimlich & White (Ononta Street) 1882-1891

Berkshire Brewing Association (352 Columbus Avenue) 1891-1918

Closed in 1918"

For MORE information on the Berkshire Brewing Association including photos of bottles, ads, history, etc., please visit -- The Berkshire Brewing Association

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  • Biography
    Jacob Gimlich, Jr., father of David J. Gimlich, was born in Weisenheim, Bavaria, Germany, October 4, 1845. He obtained his education in the schools of Albany, New York, whither his parents removed when he was three years of age, and in addition to his other studies he acquired a knowledge of the German language. After the removal of his parents to Pittsfield, Massachusetts, he found employment in a woolen mill, where he learned designing. He was ...Read MORE...

  • 1845 Birth
    Germany Births and Baptisms, 1558-1898
    name: Jakob Gemlich
    gender: Male
    baptism/ christening date: 12 Oct 1845
    baptism/ christening place: Weisenheim (am Berg), Bayern, Germany
    birth date: 04 Oct 1845
    death date:
    name note:
    father's name: Jacob Gemlich
    father's birthplace:
    father's age:
    mother's name: Anna Maria Ledig
    mother's birthplace:
    mother's age:
    indexing project (batch) number: C96589-1
    system...
  • Jacob C GIMLICH
    Date: December 03, 1868 Location: Massachusetts Paper: Pittsfield Sun
  • 1868 Marriage / Partner
    Jacob C GIMLICH and Louisa Ellen FEIGE 17 February 1868, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA (Coltsville)
  • 1869 Birth of Child
    David John GIMLICH was born 1 March 1869, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA (Coltsville)
  • 1872 Birth of Child
    Matlida "Tillie" Louise GIMLICH was born 8 May 1872, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA (Coltsville)
  • Jacob C GIMLICH
    1873 Patent Improvement in beer-coolers US 139310 A Publication number US139310 A Publication type Grant Publication date May 27, 1873 Filing date Apr 19, 1873 Inventors Jacob Gimlioh
  • 1875 Birth of Child
    Minerva "Minnie" Katheryne GIMLICH was born 2 September 1875, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA (Coltsville)

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