Biography of Charles Schweitzer
Louisa County, IA Biographies





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.

From:
History of Louisa County, Iowa
From Its Earliest Settlement to 1912
Vol II
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Chiago 1912


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