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The Bremsers of Norwalk, Ohio and Rhineland-Pfalz, Germany

From the Norwalk Reflector-Herald, January 19, 1948

Henry Bremser, 84, whose name has been associated with the coal and building supply business here for more than a half-century, died at 5 a.m. this morning at his home 57 E. Elm following a lengthy illness [prostrate cancer].

Mr. Bremser, who founded the Bremser Coal & Supply company here, was born Sept. 22, 1864, in Nassau, Germany, and emigrated to this country with his wife and family in 1892 and made his home in Norwalk since.

A mason by trade, Mr. Bremser later entered the contracting business and is attributed to being the first man in Huron county to engage in cement block manufacturing. In 1909 he purchased the Bell Coal company which he operated jointly with his mason and contracting business until his retirement in 1923.

He was a life-time member of the Lutheran church and for the past 17 years was a member of the Norwalk St. Peter Lutheran church.

Surviving are his wife, Phillipena Klein Bremser, to whom he was married May 27, 1888, three daughters, Mrs. E.M. [Elizabeth] Beasley, Kansas City, Mo., Mrs. J. D. [Jake} Miller and Mrs. Curt Klein, both of this city, eight grandchildren and six great-granddhildren; a brother, Carl, of Germany. He was preceded in death by a daughter who died in infancy.

Friends will be received at the residence Tuesday where services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday followed by rites at 2:30 from St. Peter's church. The Rev. Carl Wannemacher will be the officiating minister.

Burial will be in Woodland [in Norwalk, Ohio] with the Orebaugh funeral service in charge of arrangements.