Biography - Charles Henkel

Charles L. HENKEL, druggist, Nokomis, was born in Virginia, son of Rev. D. M. and Susan (EGER) HENKEL, his father being a Lutheran clergyman, as his forefathers were of nine generations back; both parents were natives of Virginia, his mother being a sister of HAVEMEYER, the great sugar refiner of New York. Our subject received a good classical education; made chemistry a study, and, early in life, engaged in his present vocation as clerk in a drug store at Richmond, Va., and elsewhere; he began in the drug business in Nokomis in 1876, and is considered an excellent pharmacist, having spent the greater part of his early life in familiarizing himself with the details of his profession. He was married, in 1870, to Belle LEAS, born in Jefferson County, Ohio, daughter of Leonard LEAS, Esq., a native of Adams County, Penn., where he was born March 20, 1811, being now a resident of Nokomis.

Extracted 22 Nov 2016 by Norma Hass from 1882 History of Bond and Montgomery Counties, Illinois, Part 2 Biographical Department, pages 320-321.

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