Charles Voelker, a native of Bavaria, born Oct 12, 1856, came to America in 1878, settling at once at Reading, PA. In July 1905 he owned a buisness under the name Charles Voelker and Son. Catholic in religious faith. He married Caroline Rothenberger, like himself, a native of Germany. They had 8 children; Charles T. Catharine, Anna, Lewis, Edward, Mary, Carrie, Mary.