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CHRISTMAN, Charles. (Tamaqua, PA, Oct. 2, 1835--Unknown). Christman remained on the home farm until the age of fourteen and then came to Dubuque in 1849. He began working for the hardware firm of FARLEY & CHRISTMAN, in which his brother, Jacob, was the junior partner.

In 1860 Charles Christman became a member of the firm of WALLER AND CHRISTMAN, another hardware business. This business lasted until 1872 when Christman sold his interest to Jacob CHRISTMAN. The company was renamed J. & C. CHRISTMAN. This business lasted three years when they sold out to HEALEY BROTHERS. In two years when Edward T. HEALEY died, Charles bought out his interest and the firm of CHRISTMAN & HEALEY was formed. This operated until at least 1894.

Charles was a stockholder and director of the GERMAN SAVINGS BANK.



Portrait and Biographical Record of Dubuque, Jones and Clayton Counties, Iowa. Chapman Publishing Company, 1894, p. 317