Bundel, Charles E.

Submitted by mercercounty on Fri, 07/23/2010 - 09:43

CHARLES E. BUNDEL, druggist, was born in Lancaster. Penn., November 14, 1844, and is a son of Michael and Charlotte (Spurier) Bundel, the former a native of Lancaster, Penn., and the latter of England, both of whom died in Lancaster many years ago. Our subject grew to manhood and received his education in his native town. He there learned the drug business, came to Cleveland, Ohio, in the fall of 1867, and in the spring of 1869 located in Sharon, where he began clerking for Viall & Carnes. In 1870 he succeeded Mr. Carnes, and the firm of Viall & Bundel was organized. In 1874 Mr. Bundel withdrew from the firm and opened his present drug store, where he has since conducted a successful business. In June, 1864, he enlisted in the Seventy-ninth Pennsylvania Volunteers, and served till the close of the war, participating in the Atlanta campaign and Sherman’s march to the sea. He was married October 20, 1870, to Miss Sarah E. Murphy, of Lancaster, Penn., who has borne him four children: Mary C., Grace, Charles M. and Kate H. Politically he is a Republican, and has been a member of the borough council one term. Mr. Bundel was one of the organizers of the Sharon Engine and Hose Co., now the Sharon Fire Department, has been chief of the department since 1881, and has done a great deal toward building up that institution to its present high state of efficiency.

History of Mercer County, 1888, page 712

 
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