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 Henry B. Lembeck

Henry B. Lembeck

Birth
Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Death 26 Jul 1904 (aged 78)
Jersey City, Hudson County, New Jersey, USA
Burial Jersey City, Hudson County, New Jersey, USA
Plot New York Bay section
Memorial ID 9006805 · View Source
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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.


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  • Created by: Frank McGady
  • Added: 28 Jun 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9006805
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Henry B. Lembeck (8 Apr 1826–26 Jul 1904), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9006805, citing Bayview-New York Bay Cemetery, Jersey City, Hudson County, New Jersey, USA ; Maintained by Frank McGady (contributor 15991677) .