Biography of Charles P. Dose
Chicago, Cook County, Il Biographies

DOSE, CHARLES P. - Born in Germany, Feb. 24, 1843. Son of John and Dorothea Dose. His parents were of German nationality and lived in Meeklenburg, where the subject of this sketch attended school, receiving an academic education. Before coming to America he taught in a German high school near Hamburg. In the fall of 1865 he came to this country, landing in Chicago in November of that year. His first occupation in this city was that of teaching music but in 1867 was engaged in the dry goods business, which he relinquished in 1872, and began handling real estate, He makes a specialty of subdivisions and is the owner and controller of several large tracts on the West side. He very recently built the Chicago Natatorium on Milwaukee avenue, and is its principal owner, He took an active part in the erection of the Schiller building, and is one of the directors of the company, and agent of the building. He is a member of the Orpheus Maennerchor, of the German Press Club of the Central Turn-Verein and Deutsche Gesellschtft In 1866 Mr. Dose married Miss Louisa Oberg, of Chicago, and has three children, Charles C., Clara L. and Olga, the former being his assistant in business.


FROM:
The Handbook of Chicago Biography
Edited by John J Flinn.
The Standard Guide Company
Chicago 1893

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