BORN 10 Aug 1814, Frankfurt am Main, Hessen: Töngesgasse 33 - DIED 7 Jul 1890, Glion, Vaud|
BIRTH NAME Nestle, Heinrich
CAUSE OF DEATH heart attack
GRAVE LOCATION Montreux, Vaud: Cimetière de Territet (near the Anglican Church)
Henri Nestlé was the son of Johan Nestle (1776-1838) and Anna-Maria Ehemann (1779-1839). His father was a glazier and his uncle Gustav Edmund Nestle (1806-1874) would become mayor of Frankfurt am Main. Henri was apprenticed to a the pharmacist that ended before 1834. After years of wandering he settled in Vevey where he worked for the apothecarian M. Nicollier, who was taught by Leibig. He changed his name in Nestlé to fit better in the French community and in 1839 he was licensed to sell medicines. In 1843 he entered into the production of rapeseeds, nutoil and mineral water. In 1857 he produced gas lightning and fertilizers.
He married Anna Clementine Therese Ehemant (1833-1900) on 23 May 1860. They had no children but they adopted the orphan Emma Seiler (1845-1882). Nestlé managed to produce a substitute for mother milk. The product, Farine Lactée Henri Nestlé, was soon sold all over Europe. He continued to develop infant food and by 1870 bottles of this food were sold in the USA. In 1874 he obtained Swiss citizenship and in 1875 he sold his company to his business partners Gustav Marquis, Jules Monnerat and Pierre-Samuel Roussy. He lived in Montreux and in Flion, where his house was known as the Villa Nestle. He died in Glion of a heart attack in 1890.
Henri NestlÃ© - Wikipedia