Bio: Bernier, Charles A. (1861 19??)





Surnames: Bernier, Blanchette, Keefe


---Source: History of Marathon County Wisconsin and Representative Citizens, by Louis Marchetti, 1913.


Bernier, Charles A. (10 May 1861 19??)


CHARLES A. BERNIER, owner and proprietor of a general store at Mosinee, Wisconsin, has been more or less identified with merchandising all his business life. He was born at Grand Rapids, Wisconsin, May 10, 1861, and is a son of Louis Alexander and Clementine (Blanchette) Bernier. His parents were natives of Canada and his father followed lumbering. He is one of the following family of children, all of whom survive except the second born: Arminigile, Zellier, Charles A., Delvine, Frank, Laura, Louis A. and Mary.  


Charles A. Bernier attended first the public school and then became a pupil of the Howe School at Grand Rapids, after which he was a clerk in a general store in that city for four years. He came then to Mosinee and for fourteen more years was connected with mercantile firms, when he became associated in business with Hon. Willis F. La Du, and for twenty years their continued their mercantile partnership and are still connected in their real estate enterprises.


In 1884 Mr. Bernier was married to Miss Maggie Keefe, who was born in West Virginia, a daughter of John Keefe, who engaged in farming near Mosinee after coming to Marathon County. Mr. and Mrs. Bernier have three children: Charles A., Willis Owen, and Eva, who is assistant superintendent of the schools of Marathon County. They are members of the Catholic Church and Mr. Bernier belongs to the Knights of Columbus and to the Catholic Order of Foresters. In politics he is a Democrat.




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