Biography of George B. Dresbach Jr.
Winona County, MN Biographies

GEORGE B., Jr., son of George B. and Mary C. Dresbach, was born in Wisconsin, April 18, 1857, at Onalaska, La Crosse county. His father emigrated from Pickaway county, Ohio, to Wisconsin in 1855, thence to the Territory of Minnesota in 1858. His mother was born in Albany, New York. George B., the subject of this biography, moved to Dresbach, Minnesota, with his fathers family before he was a year old. He attended the village school part of each year for several years. His education, in so far as a perfect knowledge of text books is concerned, is somewhat limited, but being a close student and observer he has acquired a great deal of information, and is conversant with the leading topics of the day. In the fall of 1879 he became editor of the "Winona Democrat." and was editor of that paper for two years. He sold out to F. W. Flint in 1881. The name of the paper has been changed to the "Winona Tribune." Mr. Dresbach returned to the village of that name in 1881 and began the manufacture of brick. He, with John H. Moss, organized the Northwestern Brick Co., under the firm name of Moss & Dresbach, referenbe to which is made in the article on the manufactories of Dresbach. Mr. Dresbach takes an active interest in the local affairs of his village and township, and is laboring earnestly to develop the valuable resources of his village. He is yet free from the burden of domestic responsibility, and can devote all his time to active business.

The History of Winona County
Together with Biographical Matter, Statistics, Etc.
BY: A. T. Andreas
H. H. Hill and Company, Publishers
Chicago 1883.


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