Charles H Seiling
Posted By: County Coordinator (email)
Date: 5/13/2010 at 18:20:01
Charles H Seiling, who is to be numbered among the substantial business men of Boone, is engaged in this city in the wholesale liquor business and also is the special representative of the Pabst Brewing Company of Milwaukee. In the discharge of his affairs he has acquired a reputation for honesty and fir dealing which is enviable and has built up an extensive business because of these qualities.
Mr Seiling was born in Boone August 3, 1870, and is a son of Frederick and Minnie (Granson) Seiling, natives of Germany the former born in Hanover. He was a tailor by trade and followed that occupation in his native land and after coming to the United States. His education was meager and after arriving in this country as a young ma he made his way to Rochelle, Illinois, where he worked at tailoring, and thence to Wheatland, Iowa. Twice he endeavored to enlist for service in the Civil war but broke his leg upon one occasion and met with a serious accident a the next time before reaching his place of destination. He came to Boone in the fall of 1866 and conducted a tailor shop until his death on November 14 1893. His political allegiance was given to the democratic party and he was a member of the German Lutheran church. His widow, who also holds membership in that church, still resides in Boone, making her home with her son Otto. Her father, Christopher Granson, participated in the Civil war and died in Boone at the age of ninety years. Mr and Mrs Sieling Sr. were the parents of the following children: Louis A who is married and resides in Schaller, Iowa Henry of Boone who married Miss Margaret Cutis, of Kansas, Frederick deceased, Edward H to died in Spokane, Washington, March 9, 1909, and who was the founder of the business now owned by our subject. Charles H of his review, Otto of Boone, John H who died in Boone February 1912, and Kate who died at the age of four years. Edward H Seiling was twice married and had one daughter , Marie by his first wife, a Miss Reese. The daughter of resident of Spokane, received an excellent education being a graduate of Vassar College.
Charles H Seiling of this review attended the Boone public schools until fourteen years of age, working for the following nine years as a tinner and coppersmith in the shops of the Northwestern Railway. He then removed with his brother Louis A to Oklahoma, where they took up a claim of 160 acres of land, building a store there which they operated from the spring of 1893 until the fall of 1895. At the end of that period Mr Seiling of this review returned to Boone, entering the employ of his brother Edward H in the business which our subject now owns. The firm is located at Ninth and Keeler streets. Mr Seiling took over his brotherís interests in February 1912, after the latterís death. He has since been very successful in the conduct of his business and is numbered among the substantial residents of Boone.
On October 10, 1899, Mr Seiling married in Ogden, Iowa Miss Anna Matz, of that city, a daughter of Hans and Margaret Matz. They have one son, Frederick Otto, who was born in Boone, November 11, 1902. Mr Seiling was baptized in the Lutheran church and has ever since been loyal to its tenets. He is a stanch democrat, thoroughly in accord with the aims of that party, whose candidates he supports at the polls. Fraternally he is a member of the Central Lodge, No 73, Knights of Pythias. In a quiet way he ahs contributed much toward the progress of Boone and in all his relations of life has ever shown himself trustworthy, faithful and dependable.
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