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Brucker Family

Dec 26, 1873Charles E. Brucker born
Apr 26, 1876Emil M. Brucker born
Dec 3, 1878Albert D. Brucker born
Oct 26, 1913Julius Brucker dies at age 73. He was born in 1840 and married Elizabeth F. Meister Brucker.
He is buried at Fairview Cemetery.
Possibly the father of Emil Brucker
[Sources:Tombstones: City of Denison death records, Bk. 2, pg. 62]
1913Brucker’s Hotel, Cafe, and Barber Shop is at 100-102-104 West Main Street.
“Rooms 50 cents, 75 cents, and $1.00. Meals 25 cents. Short orders a specialty. Open all night.”
Proprietor is Emil Brucker. Herman Brucker and Otto Brucker are clerks at the hotel and cafe.
All live at 318 East Chestnut Street, along with Ida Brucker and Elizabeth Brucker (widow of Julius).
Albert Brucker, another clerk at the hotel and cafe, boards at 223 West Bond Street, home of Mrs. Mary Webster. Also living there is Marie E. Webster (widow of John G. Webster).
[Source: City Directory]
1915Brucker’s Hotel and Cafe is at 100-102-104 West Main Street.
Proprietor is Emil Brucker. Herman, Alfred, and Otto Brucker are clerks at the hotel and cafe.
All live at 318 East Chestnut Street, along with Ida Brucker and Elizabeth Brucker (widow of Julius).
[Source: City Directory]
1917At 100 West Main Street is Brucker Hotel, Emil Brucker proprietor.
Clerks there are Albert, Edward, and Herman Brucker.
Living together at 318 West Chestnut are numerous Bruckers: Emil, his wife Lizzie, Elizabeth (widow of Julius),
Albert, Edward, and Herman.
[Source: Denison City Directory]
1921At 100 West Main Street is Brucker’s Hotel. Emil Brucker is proprietor. Otto Brucker is waiter.  Charles
Brucker, a helper on the MKT Railway, lives with his wife Eva on the premises at 100 West Main Street.
In addition to owning the hotel, Emil Brucker is also manager of Southern Fuel & Feed Co., 100 West
Chestnut Street. He and wife Lizzie live at 318 West Chestnut Street, along with several other Bruckers:
Elizabeth (widow of Julius); Otto; Albert D., a helper on the MKT Railway; Edward E., meat cutter at Lochiel
Glidden Meats, 111 North Burnett Avenue (Glidden’s wife is Kate F. Glidden, and they live in Dallas); and
Herman E., driver for Swift & Company Wholesale Meats, 210 North Houston Avenue  (manager is Maurice
F. Rees, who lives with wife Olive B. Rees at 311 West Gandy Street).
[Source: Denison City Directory]
1925At 100 West Main Street is Brucker’s Hotel. Emil Brucker is proprietor. [Source: Denison City Directory]
1927-1928Brucker’s Hotel is at 100 West Main Street. Emil Brucker is proprietor.
He and his wife Lizzie live at 318 East Chestnut, along with Elizabeth (widow of Julius). Otto Brucker, waiter
at the Brucker Hotel, lives with wife Irene at 314 East Chestnut. Edward Brucker Meats is located at 111 North
Burnett Avenue. Albert Brucker works as a meat cutter at Edward Brucker Meats. Both Edward and Albert live
at 318 East Chestnut.
[Source: Denison City Directory]
Mar 3, 1928Elizabeth F. Brucker, daughter of G. Meister, dies at age 77.
She was born in 1851 and was the wife of Julius Brucker. Burial at Fairview Cemetery.
(Source: Tombstone; Denison death records, Bk. 4, pg. 9)
1929Brucker’s Hotel is at 100 West Main Street. Emil Brucker is proprietor. He lives on the premises.
Otto Brucker, assistant manager at the Brucker Hotel, lives with wife Irene at 314 East Chestnut.
Edward Brucker Meats is located at 111 North Burnett Avenue. Edward lives at 314 West Main Street.
Albert Brucker works as a meat cutter at Edward Brucker Meats. Albert lives at 318 East Chestnut.
[Source: City Directory]
Feb 28, 1931Charles E. Brucker dies. He is buried at Fairview Cemetery.
[Source: Tombstone]
1934Residing at 318 East Chestnut are Emil Brucker, farmer; Edward Brucker, whose meat business is still
at 111 North Burnett Avenue; and Albert D. Brucker, meat cutter at Edward Brucker.
Living at 308 West Bond Street are Otto F. Brucker and his wife Irene, who operate a grocery store on the
premises. Living with Otto and Irene are Otto F. Brucker Jr., Cristina Brucker, and Elfie Brucker (widow of
Henry C. Brucker), clerk at Golden Eagle.
[Source: City Directory]
1940Emil M., Edward, and Albert D. Brucker live at 318 East Chestnut. Emil is a farmer;
Edward has his meat business at 111 North Burnett Avenue; and Albert is meat cutter at Edward Brucker
Meats. Otto F. and Irene M. Brucker live at 308 West Bond Street.
Oct 31, 1947Emil M. Brucker dies. He was buried at Fairview Cemetery.
[Source: Tombstone]
Feb 13. 1960Albert D. Brucker dies. He was born December 3, 1878. Buried at Fairview Cemetery.
[Source: Tombstone]

The Brucker Brothers

Emil M., Albert, Edward, and Herman operated a hotel and cafe in Denison for two decades.

A 1908 publication, “Denison, the Texas Gateway: A Busy, Progressive City with Golden Opportunities,” describes the Brucker Brothers Restaurant thus:
Among restaurants of the city, that of Brucker Bros. has become recognized among the leaders, receiving a liberal share of patronage from our businessmen and the general traveling public. Everything served is strictly first-class, and the price for regular meals is only 25 cents. Short orders are given special attention and are served at all hours.
Open day and night. Skilled cooks are employed, also polite, accommodating waiters. The bill of fare includes everything in season. The proprietors know the business thoroughly and are popular citizens. They also have a number of nicely furnished rooms in connection.




Brooker, Ed [Edward Brucker?], Treasurer, Wartburg Lodge, Sons of Hermann, 1927-28




German Ancestry
Elaine Nall Bay
2013