Charles Schweitzer, a well known merchant of Louisa county, is successfully engaged in business in association
with three of his brothers, conducting a general mercantile establishment at Grand View and also dealing in groceries,
meats and queensware at Oakville. He is numbered among the worthy native sons of this county, his birth having
occurred in Grand View on the 20th of August, 1880. His parents are Henry and Mary (Puffer) Schweitzer, the former
a native of St. Louis, Missouri, and the latter of Louisa county, Iowa. Both are still living, being worthy and
respected residents of Grand View. They have eight children, as follows: William E. and Henry H., who Make their
home at Grand View, Iowa; George E., living in Oakville, this state; Dell Arthur, of Los Angeles, California; Charles,
of this review; and Albert, Oscar and Daisy, all of whom are residents of Grand View.
Charles Schweitzer worked on a farm until twenty five years of age and then embarked in the grocery business in
association with three of his brothers. They own a general mercantile store in Grand View and also enjoy a liberal
patronage as dealers in groceries, meats and queensware at Oakville, conducting the most extensive establishment
of its kind in that town. The brothers are young men of well known enterprise and of resolute purpose, who carry
forward to successful completion whatever they undertake.
On the 1st of March, 1905, Mr. Schweitzer was united in marriage to Miss Marcia Chambliss, a daughter of Jeff and
Elizabeth Chambliss. They now have two daughters, namely: Vivian, a little maiden of four years; and Goleta, who
is one year old. Mr. Schweitzer gives his political allegiance to the democracy, while in religious faith he is
a Presbyterian. In the community where his entire life has been spent he enjoys an enviable reputation as a substantial
and representative citizen.
History of Louisa County, Iowa
From Its Earliest Settlement to 1912
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Decatur County, IA
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