Biography of Joseph Brendenberg
Saunders County, NE Biographies





Joseph Bredenberg, engaged in the automobile business at Wahoo, was born upon a farm in this county, April 1, 1876, and mention of the family is made in connection with the sketch of E. J. Bredenberg on another page of this work. Joseph Bredenberg is indebted to the country school system of the county for the early educational privileges which he enjoyed. He remained upon the home farm until he was seventeen years old, when he took a teacher's course at Fremont College, after which he taught school for one year. He then returned to Fremont College, where he pursued a commercial course. Subsequently he became associated with his brother, a member of the firm of Frostrom & Bredenberg, general merchants at Malmo. After remaining in that connection for two years he, in 1897, turned his attention to the hardware and implement trade at Malmo and was so engaged until the fall of 1909, when he sold out and came to Wahoo. Here he opened a real estate office, which he conducted until 1911 and then entered the automobile business, in which he has since been engaged, acting as sales agent for the Studebaker car. He has a well equipped establishment and is doing a good business, putting out many cars every season.

On November 7, 1900, at Malmo, Mr. Bredenberg was united in marriage to Miss Rosa Evans, a native of Saunders county and a daughter of Thomas and Sophia (Jones) Evans, who were born in Wales but became pioneer settlers of Saunders county. Mr. and Mrs. Bredenberg have become parents of two children: Leonard Evans, who was born September 20, 1901; and Harry Thomas, born on the 28th of March, 1906.

The religious faith of the family is that of the Presbyterian church, of which they are loyal adherents. In his political views Mr. Bredenberg is a democrat but has never been a politician in the commonly accepted sense of office seeking. He has held few public offices nor has he desired to figure in that connection. He was, however, justice of the peace at Malmo and served part of 1896 and 1897 as deputy sheriff and is now serving on the Wahoo board of education. He believes that there should be constant improvement in the school system, recognizing its value as one of the bulwarks of the nation, and along other lines he stands for progress and advancement, being actuated by a deep interest in all that pertains to the weifare of the community.

From:
Past and Present Saunders County, Nebraska
A Record of Settlement, Organization,
Progress and Achievement
Charles Perky Supervising Editor
Vol. II
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Chiago 1915


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