James L. KRAFT

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Inventor, Industrialist, Businessman

AmericanBorn James Lewis KRAFT

Canadian-American entrepreneur and inventor

Born on December 11, 1874 in Stevensville, Ontario, Canada , Switzerland

Died on February 16, 1953 in Skokie, Illinois, USA

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Kraft was born near Stevensville, Ontario, Canada, to Mennonite parents, Minerva Alice (Tripp) and George Franklin Kraft, a farmer. He was of German origin. Kraft was the first to patent processed cheese. Kraft was educated in the Stevensville area and worked nearby at Ferguson's general store in Fort Erie, Ontario.



After immigrating to Buffalo and then Chicago in 1903, he began selling cheese from a horse-drawn wagon. Four of his brothers joined the company in 1909. By 1914 J.L. Kraft & Bros. Company, which later became 'Kraft Foods Inc opened its first cheese manufacturing plant in Stockton, Illinois.

...   Kraft was born near Stevensville, Ontario, Canada, to Mennonite parents, Minerva Alice (Tripp) and George Franklin Kraft, a farmer. He was of German origin. Kraft was the first to patent processed cheese. Kraft was educated in the Stevensville area and worked nearby at Ferguson's general store in Fort Erie, Ontario.



After immigrating to Buffalo and then Chicago in 1903, he began selling cheese from a horse-drawn wagon. Four of his brothers joined the company in 1909. By 1914 J.L. Kraft & Bros. Company, which later became 'Kraft Foods Inc opened its first cheese manufacturing plant in Stockton, Illinois.



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