Biography of Charles Herbold

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Charles Herbold, farmer and dairyman, was born in the village of Buitenbach, Germany, Sept. 20, 1837. He learned the cooper's trade and also the brewer's trade in his native country, working at the former the greater part of the time. At the age of twenty three years he embarked for America, being forty six days in making the voyage. On arriving in New York he found employment in a vinegar factory where he remained three months when he came to La Salle, and for eleven years he was engaged in coopering in the brewery of Eliel Brothers, after which he held the position of superintendent of the brewery, remaining with that firm till they went out of the business, a period of twenty-two years. In 1879 he bought a farm of eighty six acres one and one half miles froth La Salle to which he has since added seventy-five acres. He now has a farm of 161 acres of choice land, with a good two story residence, and two good barns built on the latest and most improved plans. Together with farming he carried on a dairy. Re has twenty four cows, sending milk to La Salle twice a day, supplying a good portion of that city. He was married in 1863 to Elizabeth Brudt, of La Salle, a native of Germany. They have five sons Henry, William, Frederick, Daniel and Charlie. Mr. and Mrs. Herbold are members of the German Reform church, of which lie has served as Elder for many years.


FROM:
History of La Salle County, Illinois
Inter-State Publishing Co.
Chicago 1886