Andrew Aberle was born in Wurtemburg, Germany. In 1865 His family emigrated to America and homesteaded in Ellsworth Wisconsin. Three years later, when Andrew was 27, he married Catherine E. Huber. Some time between 1880 and 1883 an opportunity arose for him in northwestern Minnesota and he picked up his family and moved to the town of Fergus Falls in Otter Tail County. There he and partner Ignatius Ahrentz purchased the brewery saloon of James K. O'Brien. A year later Aberle purchased Arentz's share then managed the business as a sole proprietorship for the next nine years. In 1900 Aberle, aged 59 years, began removing himself from the business. He sold a partnership to John Bauer in 1901, then sold Bauer the rest of his stake in 1903. Aberle retired to San Joaquin County, California and became a gentleman farmer. Andrew Aberle died on the 18th of January, 1907, at the age of 65 years.
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