Donaldsonville company recognized for 180 years of service
Ascension Parish President Kenny Matassa proclaimed Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016 as Lemann’s Day in Ascension Parish in honor of the Donaldsonville family-owned company’s 180 years of service to the community.
President Matassa presented the parish proclamation to fifth-generation family member Charles Lemann, Jr. and sixth-generation family member Robert Lemann, Jr. at the Ascension Parish Council meeting in Donaldsonville on Sept. 1.
Lemann’s began in 1836 when Jacob Lemann, a peddler, arrived from Germany and settled in Donaldsonville (the area of south Louisiana was then known as the German Coast). Fluent in several languages, Lemann became a merchant at the same location of Mississippi Street and Railroad Avenue where Lemann’s is located today.
Lemann’s has grown to be a successful company offering agricultural services including tractors, farm tools, and implements. They have retained the distinction of being the second oldest International Harvester dealer in the United States.