I wrote about Fred Brueggemann (here) and the hardware business. David Reinhardt sent me his wife's obituary. She appears to have taken over the business after her husband's death.
Jan 21, 1912 The Plain Dealer Woman Merchant Dead
Proprietress of Lorain-av Hardware Business Dies
Mrs. Ann Brueggemann, proprietress of a hardware store at 3047 Lorain-av, died yesterday at her home at 3049 Lorain-av at the age of 55. Mrs. Brueggemann was born in Cleveland. Three years ago her husband died and she assumed the management of the hareware store. She leaves four children, all in Cleveland. The funeral will be held Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 from the Trinity Lutheran church on W. 30th st.
I wonder what happened to the store???