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Emanuel Bronner

AKA Emanuel H. Heilbronner

Born: 1-Feb-1908
Birthplace: Heilbronn, Germany
Died: 7-Mar-1997
Location of death: San Diego, CA
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Business

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Soap label philosopher

In 1946 Bronner was involuntarily committed to the Elgin State Mental Hospital in Elgin, Illinois. His sister had signed the papers. Bronner escaped after six months of electroshock treatments and fled to California, where he brought his manic intensity to the family trade.

Received his ordination-by-mail in the Universal Life Church in 1971.

Father: (d. Auschwitz)
Mother: (d. Auschwitz)
Sister: (2 sisters)
Wife: Paula Wolfahrt (m. 1933, d. 1943, three children)
Wife: Gladys Peschelke
Son: Ralph Bronner
Son: James Bronner (d. 12-Jun-1998)
Daughter: Ellen (d.)

    Nervous Breakdown (alleged) 1946
    Institutionalized Elgin State Mental Hospital (1946)
    Shock Treatment
    Escaped from Mental Hospital
    Ordained by the Universal Life Church Minister (1971)
    German Ancestry
    Jewish Ancestry
    Risk Factors: Parkinson's, Blindness

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