Charles Herold was born in Pekin in the year 1857. At the age of eleven years he removed to Iroquois County, Ill., where he obtained his education in the common schools. When nineteen years of age he returned to Pekin, remaining four years, when he again located in Iroquois County, where for seven years he was engaged in farming. Returning to Pekin he entered the saloon business, which he conducted for about three years, and afterward gave his attention to teaming. This occupation he followed for six or seven years, when he removed to East Bluff, where he is now engaged in fruit gardening, in connection with general teaming.
Mr. Herold is highly respected, energetic and. industrious, and has succeeded in all his undertakings. He is a Democrat, and has held the office of Constable. He was married in Pekin, in 1879, to Miss Sophie Prettig, and their five children are as follows: Herman, Katie, Chris, Peter and William.
Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of Tazewell County - page 1021