FRANK A. BREZOVNIK.
Frank A. Brezovnik is one of the best known and most popular citizens and automobile men of Wyoming. He is conducting business at Kemmerer, in Lincoln county, and has the largest auto salesroom, garage and repair department west of Denver. While still a young man and a resident of Wyoming for only seven or eight years, his success is indeed notable and is indicative of his strength of character, his persistency of purpose, his keen discernment in business affairs and his indefatigable energy.
He was born in Blemberg, Germany, on the 7th of December, 1883. a son of Frank A. and Anna (Bless) Brezovnik. The father was also a native of Germany, while the mother was born in Austria. They were reared and educated in their respective countries and were married in Austria. Subsequently they resided in Blemberg, Germany, for some time and the father there devoted his attention to mechanical pursuits. He became a locomotive engineer and passed, away in Blemberg in 1906. Following the death of her husband the mother returned with her family to her native land and is still a resident of Austria. By her marriage she has become the mother of four children: Frank A., Thomas, Francis and Zephine, all of whom are residents of Austria with the exception of Frank A., who is the youngest of the family.
In early life Frank A. Brezovnik pursued his education in the schools of Germany and continued his studies in Austria after the removal of the family to that country following the death of his father. He later pursued a course in mechanical engineering in the University of Vienna and after most thorough and comprehensive training resulting in notable efficiency he was graduated with the degree of Mechanical Engineer with the class of 1903. He then followed his-chosen line in Austria in various cities for four years, but at length, believing that broader opportunities could be secured on this side the Atlantic, he crossed the briny deep to the new world in 1907 and immediately began a search for a favorable location. During his travels he worked along mechanical lines in almost every state in the Union from the Atlantic to the Pacific and from the Canadian border to Mexico. Of all the regions in which he worked and that he visited he concluded that Wyoming offered the, best advantages, for he recognized the possibilities in this new and rapidly developing slate. He settled first at Cumberland, Wyoming, where he followed mechanical pursuits until 1911, when he removed to Kemmerer and erected a building for garage purposes. Since that time he has conducted an automobile and garage business in Kemmerer that has constantly grown in popularity and success. After carrying on the business at his original location for a time he sold out in 1916 and built the modern structure of brick and concrete, where he is now conducting business. He has the largest automobile house in the state and one of the largest west of Denver, so men well informed concerning the subject say. He has developed an immense business and maintains an extensive sales room, handling the Buick, Oldsmobile, National, Haynes and Oakland cars and also the G. M. C, the Federal and the Republic trucks. His sales have reached a very gratifying figure annually and since January, 1917, he has disposed of over one hundred cars and trucks. He also has a large garage and repair shop and he employs regularly eight experienced mechanics. His own thorough training has been of immense benefit to him in this direction as it enables him to understand the mechanism of every car which he handles and to direct the efforts of those who are employed on repair work in his establishment. The building which he occupies is modern in every particular. There is a vulcanizing plant and up-to-date machinery of every description needed in connection with the automobile trade. Over the garage and sales rooms are modern apartments which he leases.
Politically Mr. Brezovnik maintains an independent course, not allying himself with any party. Fraternally he is connected with the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. He deserves much credit for what he has accomplished as he has worked his way upward entirely through his individual efforts and persistency of purpose. Coming to America little more than a decade ago with limited capital but with broad collegiate training, he has steadily advanced and is today numbered among the prosperous residents of his section of the state.