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William H. Albrecht  



William Herbert Albrecht was born 30 Jan 1850 Belleville, Illinois and died on 25 feb. 1920 in Terre Haute, Vigo, Indiana at the age of 70; he married abt 1878 Lena S. Stubinger born may 1852 Illinois. A description of him is found in his passport application. They had:

    William Herbert Albrecht January 17, 1882
    Helen Albrecht b. 26 Apr 1884 ,Vigo, Indiana Bk. H-1 pg. 286]


Last Name First Name Middle Name Title Age Year Month Day Page Paper
ALBRECHT HELEN MISS 1942 3 7 02 TRIB ??
ALBRECHT WILLIAM H. SR 1920 2 26 01 TRIB
1920 - March 3 - Pioneer Merchant Dead -
    Terre Haute Feb 26 - William H. Albrecht Sr., 70 years old, superintendent of the Root store and one of the earlier merchants of Terre Haute died last night. Mr. Albrecht's condition has been critical for sic weeks, resulting, it is thought, from an attack of influenza last year, but no statement of his dondition and been mad public and his death came as a surprise to his many friends and associates. He is survived by the widow, on daughter, Helen and one son, William H. Jr., who is in the mercantile buisnees in Toledo, O.

    Mr Albrecht owned a cottage at l Lake Maxinkuckee and was an annual visitor here.


1880; Census Place: Terre Haute, Vigo, Indiana; Roll: 319; Family History Film: 1254319; Page: 392A; Enumeration District: 212



1900 Harrison, Vigo, Indiana; Roll: T623 409; Page: 7A; Enumeration District: 108.



1910 Terre Haute Ward 2, Vigo, Indiana; Roll: T624_385; Page: 9A; Enumeration District: 141



1920 Terre Haute Ward 2, Vigo, Indiana; Roll: T625_468; Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 125







History of Terre Haute, Vigo Co., IN - 1880 - businesses
    ESPENHAIN & ALBRECHT, dealers in dry-goods, Terre Haute, who are proprietors of the extensive dry-goods and carpet establishment of Nos. 23-5 South Fourth street, have now been connected with this branch of the industries of Terre Haute since 1867.

    Their establishment is 38 feet front by 65 feet deep, two floors and basement, which space is stocked with everything pertaining to the dry-goods, notion and carpet trade. They have many advantages over other houses of Terre Haute, not the least of which are their facilities for selling goods at prices ranging below their competitors, as is evidenced every day by the throng of customers to be found at their store. This advantage of low selling is brought about by l ow buying, Mr. ESPENHAIN, the senior member of the firm, having, in addition to his interest in their business at this city, two other large establishments of a similar nature, which are located at Belleville, Illinois, and Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The enormous amount of goods required to run these three establishments can be bought much cheaper than the same goods in smaller quantities.

    Mr. ALBRECHT, the junior member of the firm, and the one always to be found at the Fourth street store, is a native of Belleville, Illinois, and is a man now of about thirty years of age. In the active management of the large establishment over which he presides he is thorough, and wide-awake to all questions of detail as well as to the more important questions of financiering. They employ from seventeen to twenty clerks, and are fast becoming the most pop ular house in the city of their line. Mr. ALBRECHT has been entirely dependent upon his own resources, and whatever he may have accomplished in financial matters is due to his own energy and enterprise
Terre Haute, IN, 1890. Terre Haute, IN: Chas O. Ebel & Co's, 1890
    Name: Francis C Espenhain; Wm H Albrecht
    Location 1: 400 and 404 Wabash avenue
    City: Terre Haute
    State: IN
    Occupation: Jobbers and Retailers Dry Goods and Notions
    Year: 1890
    Business Name: Espenhain & Albrecht

    Name: Wm H Albrecht
    City: Terre Haute
    State: IN
    Year: 1890
    Business Name: Espenhein & Albrecht
    Location 2: 627 Swan

Terre Haute, IN, 1892. Terre Haute, IN: Chas O. Ebel & Co's, 1892.
    Name: Wm H Albrecht
    City: Terre Haute
    State: IN
    Year: 1892
    Business Name: Espenhain & Albrecht
    Location 2: 627 Swan

    Name: Francis C Espenhain; Wm H Albrecht
    Location 1: 400 and 404 Wabash avenue
    City: Terre Haute
    State: IN
    Occupation: Jobbers and Retailers Dry Goods and Notions
    Year: 1892
    Business Name: Espenhain & Albrecht

    Name: William H. Albrecht
    Date: 25 Feb 1920
    LOCATION: Terre Haute
    Age: 70 yr
    Gender: Male
    Race: W
    Source Location: City Health Office, Terre Haute
    Source Notes: book CH-55 on page 35 Indiana county death records indexed by the Indiana Works Projects Administration. Indiana: circa 1938-1941

OPERA HOUSE BURNED. Terre Haute, Ind., July 22. -- Naylor's opera house, built at a cost of $300,000 about 30 years ago, was completely destroyed by fire Tuesday night, and with it almost the entire block. The opera house was occupied by ESPENHEIM & ALBRECHT'S dry goods house. The building is completely destroyed, and the CIncinnati house, recently built at a cost of $50,000, and two buildings adjoining the opera house are also destroyed. The loss will reach $400,000. - Logansport Reporter Indiana 1896-07-22

Sheldon Swope built a three-story downtown store for Albrecht Dry Goods Co. in 1893. - Wabash Valley Profiles. the Albrecht Building was built during the Romanesque Revival
    On December 19th, 1898 the retail side of the business was the starting point of the worst fire ever seen in Terre Haute. It cost four people their lives, seriously injured eight others and caused $2 million worth of damage.

    In 1898, the Havens and Geddes building was less than five years old and considered "modern and safe." Around half of the store's 300 employees had already left for home and shortly before 6 p.m. on the evening of December 19th, 1893, an incandescent lamp burst in a main-floor display window, showering sparks onto piles of cotton used to sim ulate snow.... As well as the loss of life, the economic impact of the fire was huge... Albrecht and company, a dry goods store, $750,000.... AUSTERLIN, WALSH and SHAY were badly injured in the falling of the floor in the Albrecht Building, and are now in the City Hospital ...More than half of the block on the north side of Wabash Avenue between Fifth and Sixth streets and the Thorman & Schloss building at the northwest corner of the intersection were destroyed by the fire. The facia of the Albrecht Building, now Ellis Plaza, survived, but the rest of the building had to be rebuilt

May 16, 2009 - Demolition is a threat” to the Albrecht building at 518 Wabash Ave., said Todd Nation, another downtown property owner and member of the Terre Haute City Council. The historic building was damaged by fire and has been vacant for two years, he said.




William Herbert Albrecht, recognized as a dynamic force among the younger representatives of business interests in Toledo, is now the treasurer of The Inter State Mining and Coal Company. He is making steady advancement in the conduct of his affairs, for in his vocab ulary there is no such word as fail and everything which he attempts is carried forward to successful completion.

Mr. Albrecht. is a native of Terre Haute, Indiana, born January 17, 1882, his parents being William Herbert and Lena S. (Stubinger) Albrecht, the former a dry goods merchant.

Having mastered the branches of learning taught in the public schools of his native city, William H. Albrecht afterward became a student in the Culver Military Academy at Culver , Indiana, and later entered the Columbian University, now the George Washington University, at Washington, D. C., from which he was graduated as a member of the class of 1904.

When his education was completed he became associated with his father in the dry goods business, continuing in that line for a time, while later he went to New York and also spent a period in the manufacturing trade in Toledo.

He came to this city to reside in 1915 and in the following year organized the Inter State Coal Company, of which he was secretary and treasurer. In December, 1922, the business was incorporated as The Inter State Mining & Coal Company, of which he became treasurer. They mine and ship steam and domestic coals, operating in Ohio, West Virginia, Indiana and Kentucky, and the business has been developed along substantial lines productive of gratifying res ults. He organized the Toledo Commission & Sales Company, doing a general brokerage and commission business and has been treasurer since its inception. He finds pleasure in mechanical development and is interested in watching progress along these lines. As a business man he is thorough going, energetic and systematic, building upon a substantial foundation and at all times making wise use of his talent and opportunity.

In his fraternal relations Mr. Albrecht is a Mason and an Elk, loyally following the teachings and purposes of these organizations. He has been a member of the New York Athletic Club since 1905 and by reason of his social and business connections is well known in the eastern metropolis and in various other sections of the country.

From: Toledo and Lucas County, Ohio 1623-1923 BY: John M. Killits, A.M., LL.D. S. J. Clarke Publishing Company Chicago and Toledo 1923






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