From the Archives: A Glimpse Into Lemont’s History

When the “beer guy” in Lemont died, a large crowd gathered to pay their last respects.

The Lemont Area Historical Society (LAHS) has generously offered to share photos and accompanying information with Patch readers each week, depicting people, places and things from the village’s storied past.

This week, the LAHS shares a photo (circa 1898) of the funeral procession for Jake Meyers, the local agent for Sehring Beer. Meyers lived next door to the local brewery at State and River streets, where Theo J. Gorski & Son is now located. From the looks of the size of the crowd gathered for his funeral, the local beer agent must have been a popular guy in Lemont.

Discover more about Lemont history at the historical society museum in the Old Stone Church at 306 Lemont St. The museum is open to the public and welcomes visitors. For more information, visit the LAHS web site at http://www.lemonthistorical.org/ or contact lemontahs@sbcglobal.net.

The Lemont Area Historical Society also invites readers to share their photos of Lemont’s past, to be added to the LAHS archives.

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John Quinn November 26, 2012 at 07:35 PM
It's always a sad, sad event when the beer guy dies........
Susan Sandberg Squier February 23, 2013 at 05:47 PM
Lemonter's do love their beer!


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