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Philip Zang
Birth: Feb. 15, 1826
Bavaria (Bayern), Germany
Death: Feb. 18, 1899
Denver
Denver County
Colorado, USA

Brewing Magnate in Denver. Owner of first brewery in Denver, Rocky Mountain Brewery, which was also the largest west of the Mississippi from 1880 to the start of prohibition. Arrived in the USA in 1853; intitially settled in Louisville, Kentucky where he owned Phoenix Brewery (later Zang Brewing Co.), the largest in Kentucky, for 16 years; relocated to Denver in September 1869; acquired Rocky Mountain Brewery in 1871 and changed its name to Philip Zang Brewing Co.; increased production over the years to achieve over 65,000 barrels per year while surviving a couple of destructive fires; sold Philip Zang Brewing Co. in 1888 to British investors; retired from brewing in 1889 and listed the same year as one of 33 millionaires living in Denver. Was involved in mining holding interests in a number of gold and silver mines in Silverton, Cripple Creek and Eagle County. A prominent Denver citizen, he was also elected as a democrat to a term as city alderman. (bio by: Fred Beisser) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Maria Regina Elizabeth Hurlebaus Zang (1823 - 1894)*
 
 Children:
  Adolph Joseph Zang (1856 - 1916)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Riverside Cemetery
Denver
Denver County
Colorado, USA
Plot: Block 7
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Fred Beisser
Record added: May 21, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8807419
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Philip Zang
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