James Lewis Kraft (December 11, 1874 – February 16, 1953) was a Canadian-American entrepreneur and inventor. Kraft was the first to patent processed cheese . Contents 1 Life and career 1.1 Kraftwood 2 Personal life 3 Legacy 4 References 5 External links Life and career [ edit]
J.L. Kraft holds the first patent for processed cheese. James L. Kraft grew up in a Canadian farming community. A stroke of misfortune led him to start the business that eventually grew into one of the most recognizable American food brands. Kraft immigrated to New York in 1903 at age 29 and invested in a cheese company.
James L. Kraft Kraft (J. L.) Brothers and Company 1909–1953 Industry: Food & Tobacco Era: 1900 Kraft created a multi-million dollar processed food supply company. He was instrumental in perfecting the method of preserving cheese, so that it could be stored for a longer period of time in any climate.
James Kraft was the son of a farmer of German origin. At the age of 18, he started working for a grocery store. Later, he invested in a cheese company in Buffalo, New York. When he was sent to Chicago as a representative of the company, he learned that he was stripped of his shares in the business.
James L. Kraft AKA James Lewis Kraft Born: 11-Dec - 1874 Birthplace: Stevensville, Ontario, Canada Died: Feb- 1953 Location of death: Chicago, IL Cause of death: Complications of Surgery Remains: Buried, Memorial Park Cemetery, Skokie, IL Gender: Male Religion: See Note  Race or Ethnicity: White Sexual orientation: Straight Occupation: Business
Born 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 Born on December 11 39 Deceased on February 16 34 Family tree Report an error Beam Abraham 1795 - 1849 Seitz Margaret 1801 - 1819 Krafft Francis 1808 - 1885
Industrialist. The founder of the business that would eventually become Kraft Foods Incorporated, he patented the first processed cheese. He led the company from its inception in 1909 until his death in 1953. His testimony on the Full Gospel Christian Businessmen Fellowship website is entitled Jesus Is My Role Model.
Kraft, James Lewis (11 November 1874–16 February 1953) Lloyd L. Sponholtz https://doi.org/10.1093/anb/9780198606697.article.1000942 Published in print: 1999 Published online: February 2000 You do not currently have access to this article Login Please login to access the full content. Subscribe Access to the full content requires a subscription
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