Biography of Charles C. Beelman
North Central Ohio Biographies

Charles C. Beelman, who is president of the Mansfield Cemetery Association, is outstanding among Mansfield's best known citizens. He was born at Bloomville, Ohio, June 9, 1877, the son of Hazelous H. and Alice (Chaffin) Beelman.

H. H. Beelman was barn at Smithville, Ohio, the son of Jacob and Mary Beelman. At an early age he engaged in business with his father at Smithville. They were undertakers and furniture dealers and conducted a prosperous business at that place for a number of years. Jacob Beelman and his wife are deceased. The former is buried at Columbus and the latter at Mansfield. H. H. Beelman was associated with his father until the latter's death, and they had removed their business to Bloomville, Ohio, where it was continued until 1894. At that time H. H. Beelman located in Mansfield and established his business on North Main Street. It was removed later to 78 North Main Street, and after several years Mr. Beelman disposed of the furniture line and conducted a funeral home in the King Building. Later, it was located in the Findley Building and in 1920 the business was sold to E. L. Sharp. Mr. Beelman died in February, 1921, and is buried at Mansfield. He was a Republican, a member of the First Presbyterian Church, and belonged to the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Maccabees, Order of Redmen, Knights of Pythias, and Independent Order of Forresters. His widow, who lives at Mansfield, was born near East Union, Ohio. Charles C., the subject of this sketch, was the only child born to Mr. and Mrs. Beelman.

The education of Charles C. Beelman was received in the public schools of Bloomville, Ohio, and early in life he became identified with the business interests of H. H. Beelman & Company. In 1913 he took over the management of the company and continued in that capacity until 1920, when the business was disposed of. At that time Mr. Beelman retired. He is a director of the Richland Trust Company, a member of the advisory board of the Mansfield Savings Bank & Trust Company, and since 1920 has been president of the Mansfield Cemetery Association.

In 1901 Mr. Beelman was united in marriage with Miss Anna E. Krause, the daughter of George Philip and Rosina (Reman) Krause, of Mansfield, both deceased. Their daughter, Dorothy R., is a graduate of Mansfield High School, National Park Seminary, Forest Glen, Md., Lake Forest College, Chicago, and Wittenberg College. She was identified with the foreign department of Farm Tools, Inc., of Mansfield, until September, 1930, when she became secretary to Doctor Adams, professor of chemistry at Antioch College, Yellow Springs, Ohio.

Mr. Beelman is a Republican, a member of St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, and belongs to Venus Lodge, F. & A. M., No. 152; Mansfield Chapter, R. A. M., No. 28; Mansfield Council, R. & S. M. M., No. 94; Mansfield Commandery, K. T., No. 21; Dayton Consistory, 32nd degree; Baku Grotto, M. O. V. P. E. R.; Al Koran Temple; Mansfield Scottish Rite Society; Mansfield Shrine Club; Mystic Club; and B. P. O. Elks, No. 56, Past Exalted Ruler. He also belongs to the West Brook Country Club. Mr.

Beelman served in Cuba during the Spanish American War as a member of Company M, Eighth Ohio Volunteer Infantry, which was known as "McKinley's Own." He was discharged with the rank of corporal and is a Past Commander of Charles Dick Camp No. 17, United Spanish War Veterans.

History of North Central Ohio
Embracing Richland, Ashland, Wayne,
Medina, Lorin, Huron and Knox Counties
BY: William A. Duff
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1931

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