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Iowa has furnished to California many citizens of worth and prominence who have ably done their part in the work of development that has made this state famous throughout the world. It was at Muscatine that Herman Brauer was born July 18, 1870, son of a minister of the Methodist Episcopal church and grandson, in the paternal line, of a preacher of more primitive times. In May, 1884, Mr. Brauer 's father, Rev. Herman Brauer, came to Pasadena, which was the center of his labors as state district superintendent. He was prominent in church work until his death, which occurred in July, 1900. Herman was educated in the public schools and in a business college, and early entered active life as an employe in a furniture store, the well-known establishment of N. P. Cole of San Francisco, in the service of which he rose from a humble beginning to positions of responsibility. In March, 1897, he was called into the business of the John Breuner Company, with which he has since been continuously connected and of which he is the present superintendent. In the business of the two stores of this concern he has been a factor fifteen years or longer, eleven years in San Francisco and upwards of four years in Sacramento.

September 5, 1901, Mr. Brauer married Miss E. Schuler, a daughter of Fred and Amelia Schuler, of Oakland, Cal. Mr. and Mrs. Schuler have since returned to their native land and now live in Stuttgart. Mrs. Brauer died October 27, 1910, leaving three children, Dorothea, born July 3, 1896; Hermine, born July 10, 1898, and Herman, born November 27, 1900. Mr. Brauer finds time from his business affairs to devote to social and religious affiliations and the labors of love which they entail. He is a member of the Masonic order, of the National Union and of the Woodmen, and is an active member of the Methodist church and assistant superintendent of his Sunday school. These and other worthy objects benefit by his generosity, and his public spirit renders him an admirable citizen, useful in every relation with his fellow men. 

History of Sacramento County, California
Biographical Sketches of The Leading Men and Women of the County Who Have Been Identified With Its Growth and Development from the Early Days to the Present
History By: William L. Willis
Historic Record Company, Los Angeles, California (1913)

Transcribed by Peggy Hooper 2011