Biography of Charles Gehlert
Allegheny County, PA Biographies

CHARLES GEHLERT, proprietor of the Hotel Gehiert, of Duquesne, Pennsylvania, was born July 4, 1867, in Bavaria, Germany, where he attended the public schools of Aschaffenburg. He is the son of Adam and Eva (Hegg) Gehlert. The father was born in Aschaffenburg, Bavaria, and was the father of fourteen children: 1. Baldasar. 2. Margaret, deceased. 3. George. 4. Adam, who died at his home in McKeesport, Pennsylvania. 5. August, deceased. 6. Charles, of this sketch. 7. Katie. 8. Anna. The remaining children all died in infancy. The father, Adam Gehlert, served as a body guard to King Maxamillian. He died in November, 1900, his wife dying in 1869.

Charles Gehlert, of this notice, came to America in 1883, locating in McKeesport, Pennsylvania, where he secured employment in the bar department of Wood's mills, and worked there constantly for fourteen years, and at the. National Tube Works two years, and then came to Duquesne in September, 1899, to engage in the hotel business, where he has been engaged for the last eight years. He was married September 9, 1888, to Mina, danghter of Carl Osterwase and wife, of Saxony, Germany. She came to the United States in 1885, and made her home at McKeesport until married. By this union was born seven children: 1. Eva, born in 1889, died in 1891, aged two years. 2. George A., born April 22, 1891. 3. Katie Sadie, born September 20, 1982. 4. Charles George, born December 23, 1894. 5. John Charles, born December 13, 1896. 6. Harry, born November 21, 1901. 7. Maxamillian Carl, born November 21, 1904.

Charles Gehlert is a member of the Elks lodge, No. 75, of Duquesne, and of Lodge No. 1087, of the Eagles, of Duquesne. He was for three years vice president of the Turners German Beneficial. Union; belongs, to St. Mary's Lodge; to the St. Joseph's Catholic church, and in politics votes the Republican ticket.

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