Henry G. Herget, manufacturer, Pekin. Ill., was born in Pekin, January 28. 1862, and was married to Miss Helen E. Aydelott of Pekin, on October 5, 1893. He is the elder son of George Herget, and attended the German and English schools until he was fourteen years of age, when he took a course in the public schools, and later in the college at Elmhurst, Ill. Returning to Pekin, he assumed a position in the wholesale grocery establishment of his father.
In 1890 Mr. Herget supervised the erection of the building, and became President of the Crescent Distilling Company; in 1900, organized and built the Illinois Sugar Refinery (by far the largest manufacturing establishment in Tazewell County), and continued to serve as Vice-President and manager of the establishment until it was merged, with other glucose concerns, in the Corn Products Company, of which he is still a director. Other official positions which he occupies, in connection with prominent business enterprises, include a directorship in the Farmers’ National Bank of Pekin; the Presidency of the Citizens’ Gas and Electric Company, and Secretary of the Pekin Stave and Manufacturing Company, in which he also holds the position of General Manager. The latter is a corporation with a capital stock of $500,000, owning a large cooperage plant in Pekin, with extensive stave, heading, lumber and timber interests in Arkansas.
Mr. Herget is also Vice-President of the Doud Stock Car Company, operating about 2,000 stock-cars on different railroads, besides being interested with his father in the Globe Cattle Company. He is a charter member of the Tazewell Club, and was its President at the time of the erection and inauguration, of its new building; a member of the Union League Club, Chicago, and of the Creve Coeur and Country Clubs, of Peoria.
Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of Tazewell County - page 1019
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