Biography of Charles Gerber, Jr.
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Gerber, Charles, jr., was born in Buffalo in 1853. He received a part of his education in the public schools of that city, afterward being sent to Germany, where he received an academic course at Worms, in Hesse-Darmstadt, and in Frieberg, Baden. After two years he returned to Buffalo, taking charge of his father's brewery until 1879, when he came to Elmira and established the Rock Spring brewery, which was burned in 1880. He then established himself in the Mander brewery, which he leased and operated two years. In 1882 his own brewery was rebuilt. He manufactures about 5,000 barrels per year. September 25, 1879, he married Nellie M., oldest daughter of William and Elizabeth Wood, of his native city. They have four children: Charles W., born July 24, 1880; Flocence E., born October 26, 1881; Nellie K., born June 1, 1884; and Albert H., born December 1, 1890. Mr. Gerber's father was born in Baden, Germany, and married Amelis Noble, by whom he had four children, three of whom are now living, Josephine, Minnie, and Charles, jr.

From:
Our County and its people
A History of the Valley and County of Chemung
BY: Ausburn Towner
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1892


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