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Syrup Made Right Jorns’ Sugar Bush


Article by Gary Jones Photography by Martha Coaty


chools today would call it a work-study program, but when Roland Jorns was at Gibraltar High School there wasn’t a name for the


kindness of Principal J.C. Langemak who let his student leave at noon during the maple sap run to tend to his trees.


“He was like a second father to me,”


said Jorns, now 83, of his principal. Jorns’ father Ferdinand had given him “around 150 wooden maple syrup pails


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and spiles from grandfather and said, ‘Tis is for you. See what you can do with it,’” he recalled.


Te fall of his sophomore year Jorns


built his own camp on the 40 acres to the east of the family homestead, and when the sap was ready to flow, “I tapped around a thousand trees and went to school…Had it not been for a faithful classmate and a wonderful school principal,” Jorns said, “I’m not sure I would have survived that year!”


Te Jorns Family Legacy Te roots of the Jorns family are as


deep in Door County history as are the roots of the maple trees that grow in the lawn around the house that Ro- land Jorns helped build with his own hands. And, the history of his family is as colorful as the leaves on those trees in autumn, documented in the photos that his wife Donna might show you when you walk into the Jorns’ Sugar Bush re- tail store.


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