Title: History of Allegheny county, Pennsylvania: including its early settlement and progress to the present time ; a description of its historic and interesting localities ; its cities, towns and villages; religious, educational, social and military history ; mining, manufacturing and commercial interests, improvements, resources, statistics, etc. ; also, biographies of many of its representative citizens Author: Cushing, Thomas, b. 1821
Pg. a614 CHARLES SCHMELZ, butcher, Hope Church, was born March 6, 1847, in Elbersdorf, Bavaria, Germany, the son of ANDREW SCHMELZ.He came to America in 1866 and worked at the baker’s trade two years in Pittsburgh.He then moved to Six-Mile-Ferry, where he engaged in the butcher business for himself (having previously been with C. Ross at that place), and has conducted the business successfully since 1870.He was married here to CAROLINE, daughter of CHRISTIAN ABBOTT, and they have seven children: AUGUST, EMMA, EDWARD, ALBERT, GEORGE, EARNEST and CARRIE.MR. and MRS. SCHMELZ are members of the G. P. Church.He is a member of the I. O. O. F., 486 South Side, and is a Republican.