Daniel Frank Gerber

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Birthday
6, 1898
Birthplace
Michigan
Death Date
Mar 16, 1974 (75)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
6, 1898
Birthplace
Michigan
Death Date
Mar 16, 1974 (75)

About

Creator of the best-selling line of baby food that was named after him.

Before Fame

He was a new father with a sick child, and he persuaded his father to use the family canning company to create strained baby food, taking the chore out of making the food at home.

Trivia

His baby food went national in 1928 with advertisements in Good Housekeeping and Parents Magazine, and by 1945 sales of his baby food exceeded that of the adult food.

Family Life

His father Frank Gerber owned the Fremont Canning Company to make produce for local markets.

Associated With

He and Jeno Paulucci both saw an untapped market for a new kind of food and launched whole businesses dedicated to filling it.