EDWARD J. BREDENBERG.
Well defined plans and untiring activity have brought to Edward J. Bredenberg a substantial measure of success
and he is now well known in Wahoo as a representative of real estate and fire insurance interests, having been
engaged continuously in the business since 1908. He was born in Sweden, March 16, 1869, a son of John O. and Mary
(Helsing) Bredenberg, who were also natives of that country. The father was born in 1832 and in 1869 he brought
his family to the new world, settling the following year in Saunders county, Nebraska, where he passed away in
1900 after a residence here of thirty years. His wife survived him fora number of years, passing away in 1909.
Edward J. Bredenberg was less than a year old when brought to the United States and the greater part of his life
has been spent in the county which is now his home. He attended the district schools and after putting aside his
textbooks devoted his attention to work upon the home farm until 1890, when he went to Denver, Colorado, where
he was employed in a store for two years. On the expiration of that period he returned to Saunders county, settling
at Malmo, where he embarked in business as a general merchant, conducting his store there until 1908, when he sold
and came to Wahoo, where he has since engaged in the real estate and fire insurance business. He has secured a
good clientage in both departments and is thoroughly versed in all phases of fire insurance solicitation, while
in the real estate field he has gained comprehensive knowledge of values and knows all property that is upon the
market. He has negotiated various important realty transfers and has developed a gratifying business during the
seven years of his connection with the interests of Wahoo.
On the 12th of April, 1892, in the city where he now resides, Mr Bredenberg was married to Miss Nora Helsing, who
was born on the North sea while her parents, John and Emma (Bostrom) Helsing, were coming to the United States.
They became residents of Saunders county in 1870. Mr. and Mrs. Bredenberg have the following children: Blanche
E., the wife of Joseph Benson, of Wahoo; Everett E.; Richard E.; and Raymond F., at home.
In his political belief Mr. Bredenberg is a democrat and while living at Malmo filled the office of councilman
and for five or six years has been a member of the city council in Wahoo, exercising his official prerogatives
in support of many plans and measures for the general good. He is interested, too, in the moral progress of the
community as is evidenced by his membership in the Lutheran church.
Past and Present Saunders County, Nebraska
A Record of Settlement, Organization,
Progress and Achievement
Charles Perky Supervising Editor
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Saunders County, NE
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