Biography of Charles H. Brickner
North Central Ohio Biographies

Charles Homer Bricker, who is city engineer, is well and favorably known in Medina. He was born at Cleveland, Ohio, Nov. 12, 1896, the son of Martin Luther and Harriet Roland (Leininger) Bricker.

Martin Luther Bricker was born at Schimpstown, Pa., March 16, 1862. He was an iron moulder by trade and came to Medina in 1915. He is now retired. His wife is the daughter of George S. Leininger, of Canton, Ohio. To Mr. and Mrs. Bricker were born seven children, as follows: Paul E., lives at Michigan City, Ind.; Dwight E., lives at Chatham, Ohio; Carl R., lives at Chatham, Ohio; Millard B., lives at Canton, Ohio; Nina C., lives at Chatham, Ohio; Lucile E., married Dr. H. J. C. Scherer, lives at Los Angeles, Calif.; and C. H., the subject of this sketch.

The early education of Charles Homer Bricker was received in the public schools of Cleveland and he was graduated from Chardon (Ohio) High School. He also studied at Cleveland College and took short engineering courses at Akron University, as well as a public speaking course at the Fenn College, Medina. At the age of 19 years Mr. Bricker entered the employ of the William H. Evers Engineering Company. He has been identified with such firms as the Ralph Hecker Engineering Company, John Gill & Son, and Boldt Law Construction Company. In 1920, in partnership with his four brothers, Mr. Bricker became interested in the leasing, drilling and production of oil and gas in Ohio and Indiana, under the firm name of Bricker Brothers. This business continued for a period of five years, and in 1925 Mr. Bricker came to Medina and entered the employ of the county surveyor as tax map draftsman and later became bridge engineer and deputy county surveyor. He was appointed city engineer of Medina in the spring of 1930.

Mr. Bricker was married on Aug. 17, 1926, to Miss Eva Harriet Carlton, the daughter of Wilber C. and Cora Canton, of Chatham, Ohio. They have two children: Malcolm Stuart, born Feb. 17, 1929; and Miriam Elaine.

Politically, Mr. Bricker is a Republican. His wife holds membership in the United Brethren Church, and he belongs to Litchfield Lodge, No. 381, F. & A. M.; Medina Chapter, R. A. M., No. 30; Wooster Council, No. 13; and American Legion.

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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