Biography of Albert Herbert
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ALBERT HERBERT.
One of the largest and most important nurseries in Oregon is that known under the corporate name of the Rahn & Herbert Company, of which Albert Herbert is the managing head. Mr. Herbert's knowledge of the growth of plants and bulbs was gleaned in his youth, which was spent in a nursery in Germany. He was born in that country in 1868 and came to America in 1881. Upon arriving in the new world he had little difficulty in securing employment and his first position was in Kansas City, Missouri, where he remained for two and a half years. The next three years were spent in Tacoma, Washington, and from there he moved to Portland in 1893. Fourteen years later, in 1907, he and his associate there purchased a nursery which grew to be one of importance. In 1911 they purchased a small plant in Clackamas county, which under the careful supervision of Mr. Herbert has grown to be one of the largest in the state. It embraces sixty thousand square feet of glass and fifteen acres of land. The company still operates the Portland establishment, which specializes in cut flowers and pot plants, and also conducts a retail store under the firm name of Niklas & Son.

Mr. Herbert has four children: Grace, who is at home; William and Louis, pupils in the Oregon City high school; and Robert, a student in the grade school at Clackamas.

Fraternally Mr. Herbert is identified with the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks and the Woodmen of the World. He is also a member of the Oregon Florist Society and the National Association. He is foremost in all matters tending to the welfare of his community and is accounted one of the best citizens of Clackamas county.

From:
History of Oregon Illistrated
Vol. 3
BY: Charles H. Carney
The Pioneer Historical Publishing Company
Chicago - Portland 1922


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