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The History of Renville County, Volume 2
Compiled by Franklyn Curtiss-Wedge
Paul Albrecht, the popular deputy auditor of Renville county, was born in Nicollet county, this state, Nov. 15, 1867, a son of Charles and Fredericka (Christ) Albrecht, the pioneers, the former of whom died in 1891 and the latter of whom is now living in New Ulm. Before Paul Albrecht had attained his majority, he and his brother, John, rented 240 acres in section 17, Cairo township, which they operated until 1890, when Paul gave up farming and purchased a livery and dray business in Fairfax. Later he engaged in the implement business until 1905. Then resuming farming, he tilled the soil in section 5, Cairo township, until 1909, when he went into the automobile business at Fairfax. Jan. 1, 1914, he became deputy county auditor. While in Fairfax, Mr. Albrecht held such offices as president and member of the council, member of the school board and deputy sheriff. He was also elected to such offices as vice president of the State Bank of Fairfax, secretary of the Fairfax Co-operative Creamery Co. and secretary of the Fairfax Co-operative Elevator Co. Mr. Albrecht was married Nov. 23, 1898, to Matilda Grams, daughter of Gustav and Amelia (Schirmer) Grams, the former of whom lives in Fairfax and the latter of whom died in 1899. Mrs. Albrecht died June 2, 1908, leaving four children: Dewey, Pearl, Emily and Olive.
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