Sweet memories: Sheboygan couple reopens Gessert's
90-year-old authentic ice cream parlor in downtown Elkhart Lake brought back to life
As it nears almost a century of serving ice cream to visitors and residents in downtown Elkhart Lake, Gessert's Ice Cream and Confectionary enters the summer season under new ownership.
The parlor had been in the Gessert family since 1922 until it closed in 2012. For previous owner Yvonne Landgraf, daughter of founders Harry and Bernice Gessert, it was a source of memories, livelihood and home, quite literally, as she lived above the store with her parents until age 8 when they made the short move to a house across the street, where she lives now.