William Jacob Lemp Sr.

William Jacob Lemp Sr.

Eschwege, Werra-Meißner-Kreis, Hessen, Germany
Death 13 Feb 1904 (aged 67)
Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
Burial Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
Plot Block 350, Lot 4373 (Lemp mausoleum)
Memorial ID 6132977 · View Source
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Son of Lemp Brewery founder Johann Adam Lemp, William built the brewery into an industrual giant. In 1870 it was the largest brewery in St. Louis and remained so until the start of Prohibition in 1919. At the time of William's death, the Lemp brewery was the third largest in the United States. William shot himself through the right temple in his bedroom at the family mansion, apparently still grieving over the loss of his beloved son Frederick, the heir apparent to the family brewery, who died at the age of 28.

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  • Originally Created by: Connie Nisinger
  • Added: 28 Jan 2002
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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Jacob Lemp Sr. (21 Feb 1836–13 Feb 1904), Find a Grave Memorial no. 6132977, citing Bellefontaine Cemetery, Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .