Albert C. Grube, who is a prominent representative of the hardware trade in Sheboygan, comes of an old and honored family long identified with the interests of that city, the grandfather having been a veterinary surgeon who met with much success and the father a cooper who conducted a shop in which he employed from twenty-five to thirty men. More extended mention of the ancestors will be found in the biographical review introduced by the name of Edward Grube, on another page of this volume.
Albert C. Grube was born in Sheboygan, August 13, 1882, the son of Ludwig and Henrietta (Hildebrandt) Grube, both natives of Germany. In early life the father followed stage driving in the Lake Superior country for two years, later engaging in the cooper trade as foreman in Milwaukee and Manitowoc shops, and afterward being engaged in business on his own account. He was also at one time chief of police of Sheboygan. In his family were eight children, seven of whom survive.
Albert C. Grube received his education in the common schools of Sheboygan, and after laying aside his text-books he was for five years a clerk in the employ of the H. G. Mueller Lumber Company of Sheboygan, after which he became a successful salesman for the Gerle Hardware Company, in which position he still continues.
On February 10, 1905, Mr. Grube was united in marriage to Miss Pauline Lengfeld, a native of Germany and a daughter of Bernhardt and Anna Lengfeld. He is a member of the Lutheran church, a faith in which he was reared, being active in the affairs of that denomination.
As a young business man Mr. Grube is highly efficient and very popular with the large list of customers upon whom he calls, many of whom would not think seriously of purchasing goods from any other concern.
Being of cheerful temperament, optimistic by nature and exceedingly companionable, he has formed not only in Sheboygan, where he was reared, but throughout the territory in which he travels, a very large number of friends, who hold him in the highest esteem. Both himself and wife are popular in social and church circles and on account of their family connection as well as the excellent traits of character which they possess they are greatly respected by all who know them. Sheboygan is fortunate in having among its younger business men so estimable and efficient a representative of trade circles as Mr. Grube.
Information gathered and adapted from History of Sheboygan County, Wisconsin, Past and Present
Carl Zillier, Editor
Pubished by The S.J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1912, Chicago, IL