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Charles Daniel Bertolet

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Charles Daniel Bertolet

Birth
Leaf River, Ogle County, Illinois, USA
Death
16 May 1956 (aged 85)
Leaf River, Ogle County, Illinois, USA
Burial
Leaf River, Ogle County, Illinois, USA Add to Map
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Owner of "St. Paul Daily News" in early days, part ownership in "Cloverleaf Newspaper" chains, including the "St. Paul Daily News", the "Minneapolis Daily News", and the "Omaha Daily News". Born in Leaf River, Ogle Co., IL. and was a descendant of the Bertolets of Berks Co., PA... He Graduated from Northwestern University in Evanston and after graduation entered the advertising business which was then in its infancy, there were only three large advertising agencies in Chicago at that time. Charles first was employed with "Lord & Thomas", the largest one at that time. Later going into business and buying partnerships with Mr. Asbaugh who owned "Cloverleaf Newspaper" chains. Later in the years 1933 he decided to take it a little easier and represent weeklies instead of dailies again one of the largest in the field, "Our Sunday Visitor" and "The Register". He had a home in Leaf River built by his father where he spent time away from his work, sometimes the weekends, and sometimes the whole week. In later years he spent more time at his home in Leaf River. Due to his un selfish generousity he left his estate to the Village of Leaf River who in turn built a community chapel, park, and swimming pool in his name, all property including the home, chapel, and Library were put in the Bertolet Memorial Foundation which still exists today.
Owner of "St. Paul Daily News" in early days, part ownership in "Cloverleaf Newspaper" chains, including the "St. Paul Daily News", the "Minneapolis Daily News", and the "Omaha Daily News". Born in Leaf River, Ogle Co., IL. and was a descendant of the Bertolets of Berks Co., PA... He Graduated from Northwestern University in Evanston and after graduation entered the advertising business which was then in its infancy, there were only three large advertising agencies in Chicago at that time. Charles first was employed with "Lord & Thomas", the largest one at that time. Later going into business and buying partnerships with Mr. Asbaugh who owned "Cloverleaf Newspaper" chains. Later in the years 1933 he decided to take it a little easier and represent weeklies instead of dailies again one of the largest in the field, "Our Sunday Visitor" and "The Register". He had a home in Leaf River built by his father where he spent time away from his work, sometimes the weekends, and sometimes the whole week. In later years he spent more time at his home in Leaf River. Due to his un selfish generousity he left his estate to the Village of Leaf River who in turn built a community chapel, park, and swimming pool in his name, all property including the home, chapel, and Library were put in the Bertolet Memorial Foundation which still exists today.

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Son of Joel & Matilda Bertolet



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