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    CHARLES BOEHRINGER, a representative and substantial citizen of Covington, residing in his handsome two-story brick residence, which he erected in 1885, on the northeast corner of High and Bridge Streets, was born in Germany, February 13, 1842, and is a son of Jacob and Katrina (Voght) Boehringer.

    After the death of the father of Mr. Boehringer, in Germany, the widow and ten children began to plan to emigrate to America. Several of the family came to the United States and settled at Philadelphia, where George engaged in work as a bridge carpenter for the Pennsylvania Railroad Company at first, but soon came to Covington. Charles remained in Germany with one sister and the mother until he was nineteen years old, and then they came together to America and joined those of the family then living at Philadelphia, each one, with German thrift, having found profitable employment. From Philadelphia, Charles came on to Covington to make a visit to his brother George, and after reaching here decided to remain. He learned the carpenter trade with his brother and worked with him for fifteen years. In 1878 he went back to Philadelphia, where he conducted a butcher business for two years, after which he returned to Covington and bought out the Levering butcher shop, and continued in the meat business for some eighteen years, and during this time was also interested in a stone quarry. Mr. Boehringer still retains the quarry and he owns also eighteen acres of very valuable land that is included in the corporate limits of Covington. He has acquired an ample fortune and all through the legitimate channels of business.

    In 1865, Mr. Boehringer was married to Miss Margaret Wagner, who was born in Germany and was about eight years old when she was brought to America by her parents, Peter and Rosina (Buck) Wagner. Her parents both died in Covington, where her father conducted a shoe store for many years. Mr. and Mrs. Boehringer have five children, namely: Peter, who is in the restaurant business at Covington; Rolie, who is the wife of Charles Koon, of Covington; Edward, who follows a blacksmith business; Harry who engages in tobacco growing on his father's land, has a family of his own. Mr. and Mrs. Boehringer are members of the Lutheran Church. In politics he has always been a strong Democrat and has served very acceptably as a member of the city council, for several terms.

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