Jenks & Beers

City: Chicago

County: Cook

State: Illinois

The merchant tailor partnership of Jenks & Beers consisted of John Jenks and John Beers, who were in business together in Chicago by 1853. The pair had their business on Lake Street, in the block occupied by the Tremont House, and remained in business through about 1860. By 1861, Beers was working as a tailor on his own, and Jenks was working as a merchant.

Chicago Daily Tribune (IL), 14 January 1854, 2:3; Hall & Co.’s Chicago City Directory and Business Advertiser. For 1854-’55 (Chicago: R. Fergus, 1854), 33, 151, 153; Chicago Courier Mercantile, Real Estate, and Railway Advertiser (IL), 9 June 1855, 4:3; Smith & Dumoulin, comp., Illinois State Business Directory, 1860 (Chicago: J. C. W. Bailey, [1860]), 206; T. M. Haplin, comp., Halpin & Bailey’s Chicago City Directory, For the Year 1861-62 (Chicago: Halpin & Bailey, 1861), 39, 185; The Chicago Sunday Tribune (IL), 10 July 1892, 4:5.