BIO-HISTORY OF SANTA CLARA COUNTY 1239
ANTHONY G. DU BRUTZ
SNYDER & Du BRUTZ
Plumbing Contractors of San Jose,
An experienced, progressive and very successful business man whose influence counts for much in movements that are helping both San Jose and Santa Clara County rapidly onward to a foremost place in the great Golden State, is Anthony G. De Brutz, of the Snyder & Du Brutz Company, the well- known contracting plumbers, who install all kinds of heating apparatus, and do much of the best metal work obtainable in this section. He was born, a wide-awake native son, in Visalia, Tulare County, on November 10, 1880, the son of Anthony B. Du Brutz, a very successful lawyer, who had married Miss Sarah Roach. The pioneer couple came to Fresno when it had only one building, and so were early identified with the development of the Pacific commonwealth. Mr. Du Brutz died in 1885; and since then his devoted wife has also passed away, but both will long and pleasantly be remembered by those wo knew them for their qualities as citizens, neighbors and friends.
Mrs. Du Brutz and her family removed to San Jose in 1888, and there Anthony continued his schooling, progressing through the public schools and afterward pursuing successfully a business college course. In 1896 he entered the employ of Mangrum, Otter & Company, and under them learned the business in all of its details and is now the junior member of their successors, the Snyder Du Brutz Company, in the prosperous operation of the business described above. The concern employs about twenty men and does most of the important work in their field in this locality. Mr. Du Brutz belongs to the Chamber of Commerce, and for five years served as a director, and he was president of the Rotary Club for the year 1920.
In San Jose, on January 29, 1904, Mr. Du Brutz was married to Miss Henrietta Armstrong of San Jose. Mr. Du Brutz is a Knights Templar Mason, and he marches with the Republican party. Both Mr. and Mrs. Du Brutz are fond of outdoor life, and deeply interest-ed in the present and the future of Santa Clara County, where Nature is at its best, and where the settler has such favoring opportunities. San Jose owes much to the progressive methods and the consequent success of such a substantial firm as the Snyder & Du Brutz Company.
Transcribed by Marie Clayton, from Eugene T. Sawyers' History of Santa Clara County,California, published by Historic Record Co. , 1922. page 1239
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