Bio: Hoehn, Charles (1914)


Surnames: Hoehn, Perso, Glenz, Boernke

----Source: History of Eau Claire County Wisconsin (1914) page 732

Charles Hoehn, the well-known and popular merchant of Fall Creek, Eau Claire county, is a native of Germany and was born in the Province of Brandenburg, near Berlin, December 12, 1854, the son of August Frederick and Louise (Perso) Hoehn, also natives of Germany. The ancestors of Mr. Hoehn, who lived in Germany, were foremen on the large estates of wealthy land owners in the Province of Brandenburg. His parents and family emigrated to the United States in 1873 and settled in Monroe county, Wisconsin.

In 1877 Charles Hoehn came to Eau Claire county, and for two years worked as a farm hand. In 1880 he came to Fall Creek and here found employment as clerk in a general retail store. Being of an economical disposition, energetic and thrifty, he managed to save up sufficient capital to start in business on his own account. Consequently in 1892 he opened a general store in Fall Creek and from the start has prospered, being well liked and highly esteemed for his good business judgment and fair dealing. Besides a complete line of general merchandise, he carries a full assortment of drugs and sundries and is doing a flourishing business. He is a man of pleasing personality and presence, and readily wins the confidence and respect of the people.

He was married in 1887 to Miss Ottilie Glenz, and they have eight children: The eldest, Ella, is the wife of Ed. Boernke; Archie is a druggist, now attending a course in chemistry at the Marquette University at Milwaukee, Wis.; Lillie, George, Hilda, Carl, Alma and Prank Hoehn.

Mr. Hoehn is prominent in the social circles of Fall Creek and is a member of St. Paul's Lutheran church.



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