"History of Shelby County, Ohio"
by A.B.C. Hitchcock; Sidney, Ohio; 1913
Richmond-Arnold Pub. Co.; Chicago, IL.
CHARLES STEIN a well known shoe merchant of Kettlersville, O., was born at New
Bremen, O. in 1854. His father, Frederick Stein, was a native of
Germany who, after coming to this country, located in New Bremen,
Auglaize county, O. The subject of this sketch was educated in the
district school, and at the early age of eight years began to make
himself useful on a farm. He subsequently followed agricultural
pursuits until his marriage, at which time he engaged in the shoe
business in Kettlersville and has since
remained thus occupied, being now one of the oldest merchants in the town.
In addition to his store in Kettlersville, he owns some good property in
Sidney, O. Mr. Stein married Louisa Bucholtz, a daughter of Ernest
Buchbltz, and of this marriage there were two children: Julius and
Theodore. The former, Julius, married Ida Bumbauer, and has two children;
they reside in Sidney, O. Mr. Charles Stein is a member of the Lutheran
church, in which he is now serving as trustee and treasurer. Politically
he is a Democrat. He has one full sister, Minnie, who married Henry Heator
and resides in Urbana, Ohio. He has also a half sister, Rosa, who married
John Misner, a Lutheran minister, her husband, however, being now
deceased. A half brother of Mr. Stein's, Henry Mouch, married Mary Kah,
and they are now residents of Shelby county. Frederick, a full brother of
our subject, is now deceased. Mr. Stein is among the best known among
Kettlersville's prosperous citizens and is highly esteemed in the
community. A good business man, he has conquered success by his own
efforts and is known throughout the community as a reliable merchant, with
whom it is always safe to trade.
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