Transcribed from "An Illustrated History of The
Big Bend Country, embracing Lincoln, Douglas, Adams and Franklin counties,
State of Washington", published by Western Historical Publishing
ALBERT L. EURICH is a genial and obliging
host of the Thomas Hotel in Waterville which he has conducted since July,
1901, when he bought the business and furnishing of the house. Mr.
Eurich is well adapted to the hotel business and makes a first class host,
making many friends with the traveling public.
Albert L. Eurich was born in Michigan on July
14, 1859, the son of John and Dora (Stryker) Eurich, the father was born
in Germany, came to the United States in 1856, settling in Michigan and
now lives at Cedar Springs in that place. The mother was born in
Ohio and came from an old Pennsylvania family. She died in Michigan
in 1902. Our subject was reared and educated in his native state
and remained with his father until 1881, in which year he journeyed to
Jamestown, North Dakota, continuing at various employments for four years.
It was 1885, that he came to Washington and engaged in hard work in the
Cascades. Later, he spent a year in Seattle and the same length of
time in Kittitas county, whence he came to Waterville and after a time
at general employments, rented land. He also operated a freight team
and then in July, 1901, as stated above, bought the Thomas House.
Mr. Eurich has four brothers, William, Edward, John and Fred and one sister,
Icelia Felice. At Waterville in 1895 Mr. Eurich married Miss Rose
Hardin, and to them one child was born, Lotta. In 1900, Mr. Eurich
married Mrs. Tedy Crounse, a daughter of Hinkley McCarty. Of her
former marriage, Mrs. Eurich has one daughter, Ethel Crounse. Mrs.
Eurich has two sisters, Midge Groggins, and Della Ford.
Politically, our subject is allied with the
Republicans and takes an interest that every good citizen should in that