News: Neillsville, Wis. - Bruley Elevator (Sold - 1929)
Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon
Surnames: Bruley, Van Gorden, Marsh
----Source: Neillsville Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) January 3, 1929
Bruley Elevator (Sold - 1929)
A deal which has been in process for some time was practically closed Tuesday by which the plant of the Bruley Elevator in Neillsville was sold to S. H. Van Gorden. The Van Gorden families, including the grandfather, three sons and three grandsons carry on a chain of elevators and feed stores and have been very successful in this line of business, having plants at Black River Falls, Taylor, Hixton and Alma Center. Archie Van Gorden, a grandson, will mange the plant in Neillsville. He is a young married man with three children and will make his home in Neillsville.
Fred Bruley, who has been the active manager of the Bruley Elevator Co., began work some 30 years ago for A. B. Marsh in the Elevator. He continued as manager of the Farmers Elevator Co., which bought out Mr. Marsh in 1914. In 1917 Mr. Bruley went into business for himself, building the present plant. Later the business was incorporated. The Company now has a large plant and stock at Eau Claire and also a branch at Chippewa Falls and one at Menomonie, which will be carried on as before.
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