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Lemp Family Tomb

Lemp Family Tomb

The Lemps were German immigrants who made their fortune as brewers, becoming one of St. Louis’ first families. They became art collectors importing craftsmen from Bavaria to decorate the gray granite mansion that was built just north of the brewery on South 13th Street. Despite great wealth, the family’s gloomy history is filled with tragedy — suicides, heart attacks and flickering madness. The brewery was closed during prohibition and liquidated. After four generations none of the family with the name were left. The family is buried in their tomb, the largest in Bellefontaine.