Biography of Charles Gulcher
Madison County, Ohio Biographies





CHARLES GULCHER, baker and confectioner, London, was born in Rhine Bavaria, Germany, November 30, 1837; his father was Charles Gulcher, a native and farmer of Germany; he married Mary Weber, also of Germany. The former died about 1875 or 1876. The latter is still living in Germany, and is about sixty five years of age. They have four living children, three in America. Our subject is the only one of the family in Madison County; he learned the baker's trade in the old country, and in July, 1855, came to America, locating in New York City. He there learned the confectioner's trade, and then came to Ohio; he worked at Waynesville, Warren County, two years, and then came to London. He was employed by his uncle, Peter Weber, for some time, and then returned to Waynesville. He came back to London again in April, 1861, and was once more employed by his uncle. About 1867, he commenced business for himself, and has succeeded very well; he has a nice restaurant in connection, and enjoys a fine trade. Mr. Weber visited the Paris Exposition in 1878, and Centennial exhibition in 1876; he was Chief of the London Fire Department for five years, and with Philip Speasmaker purchased its first engine (one worked by hand), from Springfield, Ohio. Mr. Gulcher is a member of Madison Lodge and Hiawatha Encampment (I. O. O. F.); Presbyterian in religious belief, and a " Jackson Democrat " in politics. He was married January 16, 1859, to Miss R. K. Giegley, a native of Baden, Germany. Of their eight children six are living, three daughters and three sons - Mollie, wife of Joseph Rea, a farmer of Oak Run Township; Barbara, William, Harry, Edward and Matilda. Mrs. Guicher is also a believer in the religion taught by the Presbyterian denomination.

From:
History of Madison County, Ohio
Published by: W. H. Beers and Company
Chicago, Illinois
1883


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