Biography of Charles H. Berkebile
Cambria County, PA Biographies

Charles H. Berkebile is an enterprising merchant of Johnstown, engaged in the grocery and meat business at 604 Franklin Street. He was born in this city, Oct. 28, 1882, and is a son of Louis and Matilda (Faust) Berkebile.

Louis Berkebile was born in Paint Township, Somerset County, as was also his wife. He was in the wholesale and retail meat business in Johnstown for many years, later becoming identified with the coal mining business. He is now living retired in Johnstown. Mrs. Berkebile died in 1921.

Charles H. Berkebile attended the schools of Walnut Grove and then became associated with his father in the wholesale and retail meat business, which was established in this city about 45 years ago by Louis Berkebile, and is one of the oldest businesses of its kind in the city. Later with his brother Ralph he purchased the wholesale end of the business, which they conducted until 1915, when Charles H. Berkebile sold his interest to his brother. In 1913 they erected an all modern three story brick building on the same ground where the father had conducted a store, making a total of three buildings owned by the Berkebiles on the site of the present one and repurchased this present business, which he has conducted since that time. Mr. Berkebile carries a high class line of staple and fancy groceries and high grade meats. He employs ten people and operates two delivery trucks.

History of Cambria County, Pennsylvania
By: John E. Gable
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis, 1926

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