Charles A. Gehrmann

Charles A. Gehrmann

Birth
Germany
Death 20 Feb 1912 (aged 76)
Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA
Burial Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA
Plot Block 7, 4
Memorial ID 24770993 · View Source
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Charles A Gehrmann was born 1 August 1835 in Nordhausen,Germany. He was the son of Frederick August Gehrmann and Christina Klemm. He married Wilhelmina A Jahnke (Muehlenbeck) 12 April 1862 at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Sangamon, Illinois. --Info contributed by M. Gehrman 10/2/11.

Died, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 1912, at the family residence, Charles A. Gehrmann, aged 78 years. Mr. Gehrmann was born in Nord Hausen, Germany, in 1835. At the age of 14 years he began mercantile life as an apprentice in a store and spent several years in Berlin, coming to America in 1858. He settled in Springfield the next year. After being employed as a salesman in a dry goods store for two years, he started in business for himself. Early in the summer of 1881 he purchased the lot and building in which he opened a store on the west side of the square, which he conducted until some years ago.

Mr. Gehrmann was a member of the school board for eighteen years. He introduced manual training, beginning in this work with three pupils at the Trapp school. He was a member of the Masonic lodge, a Knight Templar, and a member of the Knights of Pythias.

Mr. Gerhmann is survived by two sons, Charles A. of Reno, Nev., and Paul of Topeka, Kas., and three daughters, Mrs. Clara Sutton, Mrs. Ella Brainerd of Chicago and Adele living at home. Mrs. Gehrmann has been dead for many years. IL State Journal, Springfield, IL, 2-21-1912


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  • Added: 20 Feb 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 24770993
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Charles A. Gehrmann (1 Aug 1835–20 Feb 1912), Find A Grave Memorial no. 24770993, citing Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by BjJ (contributor 46902476) .