History in Glenview
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.