Biography of Bernard F. Nehls
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NEHLS, Bernard Frederick (better known as Barney Nehle), electroplating; born, Detroit, Oct. 9, 1859; son of John and Hannah (Vebro) Nehls, who came to America, 1848; descended from General Blucher, of Germany; educated public schools, Detroit; married, Aug. 1, 1882, Emma Gertrude Kaiser, of Detroit; 2 children: Florence (died, July 25, 1886), Carl Bernard. Began business career in Detroit, 1874, with the Heyn's Bazaar, continuing until 1883; then with J. H. Black (carpets and curtains), 1883-84; with Hudson & Syznington (now J. L. Hudson Co.), 188493; in electro plating business on own account, since Aug. 1, 1893, at which time purchased the Bromley Electro Plate Works (established, 1874, by Ed. Bromley, who died, 1892). Member Kilwinning Lodge No. 297, F. & A. M. Recreations: gardeningand yacht sailing. Office: 248 Brush St. Residence: 202 Van Dyke Ave. Summer Residence: Las Cheneaux, Mich. (P. O. Address, Cedarville, Michigan.

From:
The Book of Detroiters
A Biographical Dictionary
Of Leading Living Men
Of The City of Detroit

Second Edition 1914
Edited By: Albert Nelson Marquis
A. N. Marquis & Company
Chicago 1914.

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