Biography of Charles Thoele
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Charles Thoele, born in 1822, is a native of Germany. He attended school until the age of fourteen, then was employed as a laborer by the farmers until 1844, when he came to America. Worked in a foundry about eight years in Cairo, Illinois, then went to Missouri and opened a store, but failed in two years. In 1855, came to St. Paul, Minnesota, and rented a farm in West St. Paul, which he tilled seven years, then purchased it. Here is his present home. Enlisted in 1865, in Company D, First Minnesota Regiment, and served four months, beingmustered out in Indiana. In 1847, married Mary A. Klenschmidt. Catherine, Louise, Ludwick, Wilmena, John, Carolina, Maria, Paulina and Emma are their children.


From:
The History of Dakota County and the City of Hastings.
By J. Fletcher Williams.
North Star Publishing Company.
Minneapolis. 1881.


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