Chung, Yang-pil

Chung, Yang-pil: He contributed money to the Korean independence movement with his successful glass noodle Jung Aan Company.


He came to America at the age of seven with sponsorship form Park, Yong-man. His dad was a sworn brother of Park, Yong-man. There were Trio-Man brothers at that period of time: Syngman Rhee, Park, Yong-man and Chung, Soon-man, his dad. He worked through engineering college of Nebraska University. in 1919, he operated a restaurant called Seoul in Detroit. He went back to bean sprouts business again. In 1925, he incorporated Jung Aan company in Michigan specializing in glass noodle with Ahn, Jae-chang and Cho, Oh-hong together. The business was a smashing success. His second daughter Rosalie related that her mom; Lee, Hwa-sook and dad were married in a picture bride in 1920. Beginning in 1942, he was active in supporting the Korean independence movement with financial means. He passed away in 1974 at the age of 81 while his wife expired in 1978 at the age of 86. His wife and he became husband and wife Korean independence activists. In 1995, the South Korean government posthumously recognized him with the Order of Merit of National Foundation / Patriotic People Award  for  his  contribution to the Korean independence movement.


▲ The relay teams at the Young Korean Military School in Hastings, Nebraska. Chung, Yang-pil is standing at the far right.