CHARLES M. MERKER, dealer in general merchandise, and agent at Riehton for the Illinois Central Railroad, was
born at Richton, Cook Co., Ill., March 25, 1857, on his father’s farm. He was educated at Dyhenfurth & Dow’s
Commercial College, Chicago, graduating in 1876, after which he learned the barbers’ trade, which he followed about
four years. He then carried on a grocery store in Chicago about four months, after which he worked for a wholesale
house two years. and then opened a general store at his present place. He is a member of Safety Lodge. No. 682,
I. O. O. F. In 1880, he married Miss Henrietta Miller. of Richton. They have a daughter. Clara Louisa. Mr. Merker
is now serving his first term as Township Clerk of Rich Township.
History of Cook County, Illinois
From the earliest period to the present time.
BY: A. T. Andreas
A. T. Andreas, Publisher
Names A to B
Names C to G
Names H to M
Names N to Z
Also see [ Railway Officials in America 1906