Obit: Albert, Albert (1866 - 1930)

Transcriber:  Stan


----Sources: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 04/24/1930

Albert, Albert (12 OCT 1866 - 16 APR 1930)

This community was shocked last Wednesday to learn of the death of Albert Albert, the pioneer in the dairy business in this vicinity, who died at his home in the village (Thorp, Clark Co., Wis.) on Wednesday, April 16th, from an attack of pneumonia, after an illness of but three days.

He was born at Horicon, Wis. Oct. 12, 1866, the fifth of a family of twelve children of Charles and Augusta Albert. After graduating from the Horicon High School, he taught school in Dodge County for two years and then went to New Holstein where he took a course in dairy training under his brother, Ferdinand and this vocation he followed for practically the remainder of his life.

He came to Thorp in 1894 and built and operated the first creamery in this territory, continuing in the business until his retirement two years ago. Since that time he has engaged in the poultry business.

On Jan. 12, 1898 he was united in marriage with Nellie Theresa Gorman and to this union was born four children, Chester, Mildred, Waldo and Leland.

Nearly all of his active years were passed in Thorp. Thirty-six years ago lumbering was the chief industry and the welfare of the community depended upon it. The farmer’s wife found a very uncertain market for her butter and took her pay in groceries. The Albert Creamery changed all this by giving the farmer a steady market for his milk and cream and paved the way to making this one of the outstanding shipping points for dairy products. Mr. Albert had the foresight to see the adaptability of this neighborhood to dairying and also the hardihood to stay with it. He gave his entire attention to the business while he was engaged in it, but was ever ready to support any move in the interest and welfare of the town. He was a good citizen and kind neighbor and devoted to his home and family. He was affiliated with the I.O.O.F. order for many years and presided over the local lodge.

The funeral service was held at the lodge hall, conducted by Rev. James Irish and the Odd Fellow’s burial ceremony at the village cemetery. The floral offerings and large attendance of friends testified to the esteem in which he was held.

He leaves, besides his immediate family, five brothers, Charles of Thorp, Theodore of Withee, Ferdinand of Mayville, Alvin of New Holstein and Adolph of Vesper, four sisters, Mrs. Clarence McKee and Miss Alvena Albert of Pittsville, Mrs. W. Welsh of Eau Claire and Mrs. W. Lauson of New Holstein.

Biographical Information

----Sources: Thorp Courier, May 1895

The frame work of the creamery building is up and enclosed and the work is being pushed as rapidly as possible.  Mr. Albert, the proprietor informs us that the plant will be ready to begin making butter about Jun 1st., Thorp Courier, Apr 1895.


1900 Federal Census, Thorp village, Clark, Wisconsin

Name: Albert Albert

Birth Date: Oct 1866

Birthplace: Wisconsin

Spouse Name: Nellie T Albert
Spouse Birth Place: Wisconsin
Father Birthplace: Germany
Mother Birthplace: Germany

Race or Color (expanded): White
Gender: Male

Marital Status: Married

Years Married: 2

Estimated Marriage Year: 1898

Mother How Many Children:
Number Living Children:

Head: Albert Albert

Spouse: Nellie T Albert F, b. Feb. 1875, Wis., married 2 yrs., 1 child-1 living.
Child:: Chester C Albert M, b. Oct 1898, Wis.


1910 Federal Census, Thorp, Clark, Wisconsin

Name: Albert Albert

Birthplace: Wisconsin

Marital Status: Married

Race : White

Gender: Male
Father's Birthplace: Germany

Mother's Birthplace: Germany

Family Number: 3

Page Number: 1

Household Gender Age

Head: Albert Albert M 43y

Spouse: Nellie Albert F 33y

Child: Chester Albert M 11y

Child: Mildred Albert F 9y

Child: Waldo Albert M 5y

Child: Leland Albert M 1y

Frank Szerlong M 25y, single, b. 1885, Austria; parents b. Austria


1930 Federal Census, Thorp, Clark, Wisconsin

Name: Albert C Albert

Gender: Male

Age: 63

Marital Status: Married

Race: White

Birthplace: Wisconsin

Estimated Birth Year: 1867

Father's Birthplace: Germany

Mother's Birthplace: Germany

Enumeration District Number: 36

Family Number: 282

Sheet Number and Letter: 15B


Head: Albert C Albert M 63

Spouse: Nellie Albert F 53

Child: Chester C Albert M 30

Child: Waldo R Albert M 25

Child: Leland J Albert M 21

Kate E Frenette F 36

Child James A Frenette M

Parent George Huls M 62


Wisconsin Marriage Record

Groom's Name: Albert Albert
Groom's Birth Date:

Groom's Birthplace: Horican, Wis.
Groom's Age:

Bride's Name: Nellie Theresa Gorman
Bride's Birth Date:

Bride's Birthplace: New London
Bride's Age:

Marriage Date: 12 Jan 1898
Marriage Place: Thorpe, Clark, Wisconsin
Groom's Father's Name: Charles Albert
Groom's Mother's Name: Augusta Fritz
Bride's Father's Name: Simon Gorman
Bride's Mother's Name: Mary Droyer
Groom's Race: White
Groom's Marital Status:

Groom's Previous Wife's Name:

Bride's Race: White
Bride's Marital Status:

Bride's Previous Husband's Name:



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