History in Glenview

925 wagner road, glenview, illinois

The Brach Heiress

Helen Brach was the coat check girl at the Palm Beach Country Club in the late 1940s when she met Frank Brach, a Chicagoan who vacationed in Florida during the winters.  Frank was the son of Emil J. Brach, the American immigrant founder of E.J. Brach & Sons Candy Company.  Frank had successfully turned his father's fledgling business into one of the biggest candy producers in the world.  

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