Biography of Albert M. Brehm
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Albert M. Brehm, secretary and treasurer of the Brehm Brothers Company, was born in Burlington in 1874 and secured his education in the parochial schools, in the Burlington high school and in the Valparaiso (Ind.) Business College. He assisted his father in business until 1893 and then entered the employ of the Bank of Burlington, in which he continued for over six years, when failing health obliged him to make a change. In 1899 he again became associated with his father in business under the firm style of B. Brehm & Sons and took charge of the National Express business, the firm being agents for that corporation. He then continued in outside work until his father’s health failed, when he took charge of the inside work and as one of the officers of the company has since been active in directing the policy and activities of the business.
On the 21st of April, 1903, Albert M. Brehm was married to Miss Catherine Lehrman, of Silver Lake, Wisconsin, a daughter of Joseph H. Lehrman, a representative of one of the old families of Kenosha County. Mr. and Mrs. Brehm have four children: Harold, Lawrence, Margaret and Eugene.
In addition to his other interests Mr. Brehm is a director of the Bank of Burlington, with which he has been associated in one way or another since 1893, being today the oldest stockholder and director now connected with the bank. He is also a director of the Security Lightning Rod Company and in addition he has interests outside of Burlington. His religious faith is that of the Catholic Church and he is a member of the local council of the Knights of Columbus, in which he has been recording secretary for the past three years. The name of Brehm has long been prominently associated with the business activity and enterprise of Burlington and has ever been a synonym for progressiveness and successful achievement.