Bio: Brehmer, Oscar (1882 - 19??)

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Surnames: Brehmer, Drost, Albers, Grieger

 

----Source: History of Marathon County Wisconsin and Representative Citizens, by Louis Marchetti, 1913.

 

Brehmer, Oscar (30 September 1882 - 19??)

 

OSCAR BREHMER, druggist, with fine quarters in the Brehmer Building on First Avenue, South Wausau, Wis., is one of the younger representative business men of this city, in which he has passed much of his life. He was born here September 30, 1882, a son of William R. and Bertha (Drost) Brehmer. William R. Brehmer was born in Germany and in his infancy was brought to the United States by his parents who settled at Milwaukee, Wis., where he lived until he was twenty years old and then came to Wausau. Here he operated a saw mill and planing mill in and near Wausau, afterward became much interested in the lumber business in the county and subsequently moved to Salem, Ore., where he still lives. In 1897 he erected the substantial double brick building which bears his name, on First Avenue, South Wausau. He married Bertha Drost, who was born in the town of Berlin, Marathon County, a daughter of William Drost, who was a pioneer in this county and a prominent early business man. He conducted a store, also a saloon, and his place was a trading point for the Indians and hunters bringing in furs.  

 

Oscar Brehmer was reared at Wausau and educated in the public schools and afterward entered the drug store of W. W. Albers for a time and then went to Milwaukee, where he was in a drug store for three years, and afterward, until he returned to Wausau, in 1912, was employed by the Wisconsin Valley Improvement Company. He purchased his present store from W. W. Albers, his old employer, who had established the business in October, 1897. Mr. Brehmer is a qualified pharmacist and in addition to his stock of pure drugs he carries all the articles now usually found in a first class drug store.  

 

In 1904, at St. Joseph, Mich. Mr. Brehmer was married to Miss Esther Grieger, of Watertown, Wis. They take part in the pleasant social life of the city.  

 

 


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