Charles Angerer, Sr., 70 years old, prominent Republican and a business man of the village of Scofield, was found dead at his place on Wednesday evening of last week, due to a stroke of apoplexy. His sudden demise could hardly be realized by the shocked community. In the passing of this highly respected and honored citizen Monroe county loses a man of noble quality, a man of great business and executive ability, and a man who took great pride in the welfare and progress made by Monroe county in which he resided all his lifetime. He has been honored with many offices of trust in his own township and was elected to represent the county in the state legislature from 1884-1885. He was later elected as county treasurer, serving one term, and has but rarely missed a convention of his party. He was man of great business energy and has won deservedly a large prosperity. He was a good citizen to the community and a firm believer in the Methodist faith. Mr. Angerer also represented one of the oldest German families.

Mr. Angerer was born in LaSalle township, this county, on the 26th day of September, 1843, the same year the martyred President William McKinley was born. His parents, Michael and Catherine (Graus) Angerer, settled in Michigan in 1837, where the father engaged in farming in Monroe county and died at the advanced age of 84, his wife died in 1851, leaving three children, Charles, Carrie and Maggie.

Charles Angerer was reared on the farm and obtained his early education in the log cabin school which stood in the neighborhood. His first occupation was bridge building, mostly railroad bridges, for a Toledo firm. He became an expert and helped to frame the first high bridge across the River Raisin through Monroe, and later acted as foreman for bridge work in various states. From the money thus earned, he purhased the saw mill of Wm. Steiner in Exeter township in 187(?), and engaged in the manufacture of lumber, moving his mill into the woods in 1883. After a very successful venture he later sold the mill to his son Charles, who continued the business. Mr. Angerer then engaged in merchandizing, running a general store at Scofield and later turned the business over to his son Henry. His love for the farm, where he had secured his first start, came back and he again purhased a large farm near the village of Scofield, where he died.

Mr. Angerer was married at the age of 26 to Miss Mary Rhinehart, the marriage taking place in old Trinity Lutheran church; to this union were born eight children, all of whom tohether with the widow, survive him. The children are: Charles, Jr.; Mary; Herman of Detroit; Rose, at home; Lizzie, who was formerly a teacher; Professor John, superintendent of the Sandusky College, Mich.; Henry, in business at Scofield, and William; he also leaves fourteen grandchildren.

The funeral was held Saturday afternoon from the Methodist Episcopal church at Scofield, which was crowded to its doors with friends and relatives to pay their final tribute.

Source: Newspaper article (top "CJAL", below "Record vol. XV. No. 14."), owned by George N. Angerer, Sarasota, Florida, copied December 1976.