John Oliver Renkes ( J.O. ) moved to Brandon in 1920
John Oliver Renkes ( J.O. ) moved to Brandon in 1920. He became a vital and vibrant member of the Brandon Community. He was a family man, a business man and a member of important organizations. He was a colorful person who everyone knew. When he bought the feed and seed business, he and his bride Gertie lived in rooms above the business along with Jacob and Hortulana Goering. There was an indoor and outdoor staircase but no plumbing. In much later years, his feed store got to be the place where some of the older fellows gathered to drink coffee and play cards.