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Henry B. Lembeck
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Birth: Apr. 8, 1826
Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Death: Jul. 26, 1904
Jersey City
Hudson County
New Jersey, USA

19th century brewery owner

Henry Lembeck was born near Münster, Germany. At the age of 20, he was drafted into the army, but deserted during the German Revolution of 1848 and immigrated to the United States in 1849. Living in New York City, he worked first as a carpenter and than as a grocery clerk. In a few years, Lembeck set up his own successful grocery business. It was then that he met a successful brewer, John F. Betz. In 1869, Lembeck moved across the river and established a brewery with Betz in downtown Jersey City. The Lembeck and Betz Eagle Brewing Company would develop into one of the most successful breweries in the eastern United States producing a quarter of a million barrels of beer a year. As Lembeck grew financially successful, he also helped establish banks and real estate companies in Jersey City. His son Gustav took over running the brewery. He lived in Greenville (now part of Jersey City) with his wife Emma and children in a mansion on Columbia Place, which has since been re-named Lembeck Avenue. 
 
Burial:
Bayview-New York Bay Cemetery
Jersey City
Hudson County
New Jersey, USA
Plot: New York Bay section
 
Created by: Frank McGady
Record added: Jun 28, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9006805
Henry B. Lembeck
Added by: Richard Arthur Norton (1958- )
 
Henry B. Lembeck
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Henry B. Lembeck
Added by: Frank McGady
 
 
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Here's to a beer brewer.
- Frank McGady
 Added: Aug. 15, 2004
 
 
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