Harry A. Albrecht, proprietor of one of the largest clothing establishments of Lima, was born in Delaware, Ohio, and is a son of A. F. Albrecht, deceased.  In 1865, when our subject was a child of four years, the family moved to Spencerville and there he was educated.  At the age of 19 he secured a position as clerk in a clothing store in Lima and about a year later accepted a more desirable place with a similar establishment in Mansfield, where he remained there 10 years.  He then turned his attention to other lines of industry, going to Chicago where for six and a half years he was associated with his brother, F. J. Albrecht, since deceased, in the publishing business. For one and a half years he was manager of the clothing department of a store in Youngstown, Ohio.  On March 1, 1899, he moved to Lima and engaged in his present business, putting in a complete line of gent's furnishing goods and keeping a thoroughly first- class store.  For the first five years of firm was Albrecht Brothers; but in 1904 our subject purchased the entire business and has since conducted it alone as H. A. Albrecht, " The American Clothier."


In April, 1885, Mr. Albrecht was married to Margaret B. Ackerman, daughter of G. P. Ackerman, formerly a leading business man of Mansfield, Ohio.  Their family consists of five sons and a daughter. Raymond R., the eldest, was educated in the Lima High School and following this took a two years' course in the military school at Miami. He is now employed as timekeeper for the gas line company of Delaware, Ohio.  Mr. and Mrs. Albrecht are members of Trinity Methodist Episcopal Church, of which he has been steward during his residence in Lima.  He is active in Masonic circles and is also a member of the Odd  Fellows and Royal Arcanum.