CHARLES D. BOEHMER has been a resident of the city of Springfield for the past three years. He was born in Warren County, Mo., August 12, 185-, a son of Eberhard and Eliza (Schnoor) Boehmer, the former of whom was born in Hanover, Germany, coming to this country with his parents when about fourteen years of age, and settling in St. Charles County, Mo. Here his parents died, and here he was principally reared. He died while the Civil War was in progress, but his widow survives him, and resides in St. Louis with some of her children. Their family consisted of seven children, four of whom are living: Otto J., an architect of St. Louis and unmarried; Emma, wife of L. G. Landberger, of Joliet, Ill. a minister of the Sweden-borgian Church; Louisa M., who is a teacher in the public schools of St. Louis, and Charles D., who is the oldest of the family. The latter spent his early life on a farm, and received a good high school education. At the age of twenty he began teaching school, and for three winters he followed that occupation, his summers being devoted to farming. At the end of that time he began traveling for Aultman, Miller & Co., of. Akron, Ohio, in Missouri and Illinois, continuing from 1891 to 1889, his home during this time being in St. Louis. In December, 1889, he came to Springfield, and in the spring of 1890 became a member of the firm of Koenigsbruck & Boehmer. He earned the money with which he started in business by his own exertions, and he has shown himself to be a man of exceptionally fine business qualifications. He has always been interested in religious matters, and for some time has been a member of the Y. M. C. A. He has been married since 1886 to Miss Katie Wolf, of St. Louis, daughter of August G. Wolf. She was born in Chester, Ill., and has borne her husband three children Florence E. and Elnora S. Edwin died at the age of two years. Their residence is at 969 South Jefferson Street, where they own fine residence property. During the four years that Mr. Boehmer has resided in Springfield he has been one of its public spirited, law abiding and progressive citizens, and has at all times shown much interest in its progress and welfare. He and Mr. Koenigsbruck have been phenomenally successful, and are recognized as among the solid, substantial and representative business men of the place. Politically Mr. Boehmer has always been a Republican.
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