OSCHWALD, Charles, Lafourche Parish, Louisiana
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Oschwald, Charles, well-known druggist of Donaldsonville, was born at
Thibodaux, La., July 27, 1875, and is a son of J. J. and Mary (Sutterland)
Oschwald, both of whom were born in Germany.  The father came to America at
the age of 20 years, and the mother came with her parents when she was
about 10.  On coming to this country, J. J. Oschwald landed at New York,
where he engaged in business as a shoe merchant, and so continued about 3
years.  He then moved to New Orleans and followed the same calling for a
like period.  From there he moved to Thibodaux, La., where he conducted a
shoe store until his death, at the age of 65 years.  He was married at New
Orleans when in his 29th year.  The wife is now living with her son,
Charles, at Donaldsonville.  Six children, 4 of whom are now living, were
born to them, as follow:  J. G., Jr., now i
n New Orleans, married to Miss
Pierson, and the father of 2 children;  Joseph, married Miss Frost, and
died at the age of 33 years, leaving 2 children;  Emile, married to Miss
Thibodaux, and the father of 1 child;  Mary C., a graduate of the Thibodaux
Convent school and now living at Donaldsonville;  Bertha, became the wife
of T. H. Pierson, and died about the age of 29 years, leaving 1 child.
Charles Oschwald, youngest of the children, received his early education at
the public schools of Thibodaux, and later entered Thibodaux college from
which institution, in due time, he graduated with the degree of A. B.
Following his graduation he took private lectures in pharmacy, and was
licensed to practice, Nov. 5, 1895.  Shortly thereafter he established
himself in business at Donaldsonville, in a rented building carrying a
complete line of drugs, medicines and druggists' sundries.  About the year
1902 he made his first purchase of real estate at Donaldsonville.  Mr.
Oschwald's business undertakings have been uniformly successful and at this
time he conducts a centrally-located and popular drug business at
Donaldsonville, where he owns, also, valuable real estate.  Mr. Oschwald
has been a lifelong democrat.  He is affiliated with the Catholic church,
and is a member of the Knights of Columbus (secretary of the local
organization), Wo
odmen of the World (formerly occupied the office of
manager) Ancient Order United Workmen, and the Retail Druggists'
association of Louisiana.  Mr. Oschwald is not married.

Source:  Louisiana: Comprising Sketches of Parishes, Towns, Events,
Institutions, and Persons, Arranged in Cyclopedic Form, volume 3, p. 696.
Edited by Alc e Fortier, Lit. D.  Published in 1914, by Century Historical
Association.

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