Biography - CHARLES F. JENNE

Charles F. Jenne is one of the most successful merchants and enterprising business men of Douglas county, residing at Arthur, where he and his partner, Fred B. Beckman, own and conduct two large stores, one a general hardware establishment and the other furniture and undertaking. He has resided at Arthur since 1885, and was in business alone until three years ago when he took in his present partner. Since his residence in Arthur he has always given his support to all worthy enterprises calculated to promote the welfare of his town and county, and is valued as a citizen by the entire community.

Charles F. Jenne was born in Ross county, Ohio, in 1855 and is a son of Henry W. and Mary (Smith) Jenne, who were natives of Germany. He was reared and educated in the common schools of Ross county, Ohio. In 1880 he was united in marriage to Miss Sallie J. Warren, a daughter of T. T. Warren, a native of Douglas county. Mr. Jenne is a Mason and takes deep interest in Masonic affairs, having served as master of Arthur Lodge, No. 825, for three years.

Extracted 25 May 2019 by Norma Hass from the Historical and Biographical Record of Douglas County, Illinois, published in 1900, page 186.

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