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Contributed by Loren H

Description: A L Bratsch

Date: October 23 1930

Source: my granary

A L Bratsch, the veteran proprietor of the Peoples Meat Market is in point of service the oldest business man in town. He is one of the real pioneers of Renville. For all that Albert has plenty of pep and is surely a young looking man for all the ups and downs of business and other phases of life he has went through.
Mr Bratsch started in the hardware business here in 1888 later taking on an implement line and constructing the store building now occupied by the S a Smith and Sons hardware store. He was in the hardware and implement business for 21 years. Later he sold out and farmed in South Dakota. Returning from there he went into the meat market business.
The Peoples Meat Market was established by Mr Bratsch in 1917. It is located just east of the Star Farmer. The Peoples Meat Market handles all kinds of fresh and salt meats, groceries, fruits and vegetables in season.
Mr Bratsch is assisted in this work by Robert DeGree who formerly was in the business for himself in Renville and Milaca.
The market is finely equipped with a Litman ice machine.This machine keeps the meats at a uniform cold temperature which keeps it fresh and pure. The display counter is also run by the same system so at this shop you can always be certain of getting meats that are kept right.

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Submitted: 10/23/08

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