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Elbert R Brenner

Birthplace: Battle Creek, Calhoun, MI, USA
Death: Died
Immediate Family:

Son of Richard Reuben Brenner and Mary Caroline Brenner
Husband of Nydia Belle Brenner
Father of Thomas B Brenner and Nydia Jane Brenner
Brother of Richard Charles Brenner, I; Annette Marguerite Allen; Mary Lucille Brenner; Esther L Brakeman; Fredrick Daniel Brenner and 3 others

Occupation: Engineer
Managed by: Richard Charles Brenner, II
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About Elbert Brenner

Elbert Brenner was involved in many businesses, beginning as a partner with his father Richard R Brenner. He was a good friend of congressmen Paul Shafer and August Johanson.

He and Nydia were active members of the Kalamazoo Country Club; Elbert owned and operated a gravel plant, and the Twin Pines Golf Driving Range, a plumbing and heating business, which was established by Richard R in 1903.

Elbert R. was born in 1891 in Battle Creek. Elberts siblings were: Richard, Annette, Elbert, Mary, Esther, Frederick, Sylvester and Betty Jane.

Elbert was married in 1916 to Nydia Belle Bachelder, born in Plainwell January, I895. There are two children, Nydia Jane Brenner and Thomas Bachelder Brenner.

Mr. Brenner attended the grammar and high schools of Kalamazoo and for a period worked as a helper for H. A. Johnson, city engineer. About a year he worked for D. J. Albertson as field man in connection with paper mill construction and for a year did field work also for Glenn Wheaton. For another year he was with the Michigan Railway Engineering Company, working on the construction of the electric road between Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo. Another year of service was given the Plainwell Paper Company, Plainwell, Michigan, and then he entered business with his father. The partnership business does practically all contract work, such as the heating and ventilating of schools and other buildings. A wholesale and retail business is done and the Brenner establishment is said to be probably the largest and only fixed price contract concern in the city.

Elbert owned and operated a gravel plant, and the Twin Pines Golf Driving Range,

He was a good friend of congressmen Paul Shafer and August Johanson.

Mr. Brenner is a member of the Master Plumbers' Association, Chamber of Commerce, Exchange Club, Gull Lake and Kalamazoo Country Club. President of the International Bridge Authority of Michigan (Term expired June 30, 1949). He is a thirty-second degree Scottish Rite Mason.

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From Kalamzaoo Directories: Brenner Elbert R (Nydia B) pres-treas E R Brenner Co householder at 2348 Crane av, City Directory 1935: Brenner Elbert R (Nydia; R R Brenner & Son) sec-treas General Builders Inc household 2348 Crane, 1926 City Directory:

Brenner Elbert R, clerk R R Brenner, boards 443 Stuart av, Kalamazoo City 1915:

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Elbert Brenner's Timeline

September 9, 1891
Battle Creek, Calhoun, MI, USA
April 20, 1924
Age 32
Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, MI, USA
January 7, 1970
Age 78
Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States
Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States
Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States
Michigan Railway Engineering Company
Michigan, Plainwell, United States