Charles Buehrig, banker, Minier, was born in Germany, July 18, 1839, the son of Henry and Caroline (Bank) Buehrig. His parents were both natives of the Fatherland, the former born August 10, 1802, and the latter in May, 1806. Mr. Buehrig came with his parents to this country in 1845. They landed at New Orleans, then journeyed to St. Louis, where they spent the following winter, and the following spring removed to Lee County, Iowa, where they remained until 1880.
The subject of this sketch was educated in the public schools of Iowa, also attending a private institution, and completing his educational training in a business college. In 1868-70 he taught school; in 1870-72 was a partner in the grocery business of Fraw, Abel & Co., in Fort Madison. Ia., and afterward engaged in the boot and shoe business in company with his brother, Frederick, continuing the latter partnership until 1880. In the year named he removed to Minier, Ill., and again associated himself with his brother, with whom he conducted a general store, they having bought the J. N. Hart establishment. At the present time (1904) he is cashier of the Minier State Bank, having occupied that position since 1900.
Mr. Buehrig was married in Iowa, in 1870, to Miss Rose Weber, who was born Sept. 15, 1845, and they have seven children: C. H., Edward, William, Edith, George, Clarence C., and Clara C.
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