ELDRIDGE: Minnie, 6th child of Jacob MULLEN and Mary HIGH WILLIAMS, marries pharmacist, head of drug stores, Carl SCHLEGEL
Minnie was born 20 Jul 1862 in Davenport, Scott, Iowa. She attended Davenport schools. She married Carl Edward SCHLEGEL 20 Oct 1886 in her family home on Farnam, southwest corner of Kirkwood Blvd.
Carl SCHLEGEL was born 30 Jan 1862 in Davenport, son of Gustav A. and Emelie Fredriche LERCHEN SCHLEGEL. Gustav came to the United States from Saxony, and in 1850 established a drug store in Davenport. Gustav SCHLEGEL loved music and brought the first piano to Davenport. He placed the piano in the back of his drug store on 2nd Street and gave piano lessons to children in his spare time.
After graduation from Davenport High School, Carl attended the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy where he graduated in 1885. He returned to Davenport to work with his father in the drug store. After Gustav retired in 1900, Carl became the owner.
At his death 27 Jan 1940, Carl owned 12 drug stores located in Davenport, Bettendorf, (Iowa) and Rock Island, Rock Island, Illinois, and Muscatine, Muscatine, Iowa. He was interested in the welfare of his community, and he was a member of community organizations, professional, fraternal and social, as well as being a tustee of the Davenport Public Library for over 30 years. Carl and Minnie loved music, he played the piano, and she sang; both were members of First Presbyterian Church choir for many years. When Carl died, they had been married 54 years.
Minnie ELDRIDGE SCHLEGEL died 1 Jan 1947 in their home at 218 Ridgewood Avenue and is buried with the SCHLEGEL family in Davenport's Oakdale Cemetery. They had 4 children all born in Davenport:
1. Leo Edward born Feb (no date) 1888, died 15 Sept 1888 at 7 mos of convulsions. He is buried in Oakdale.
2. Claire born 21 Aug 1889
3. Lura born 22 Mar 1892
4. Paula Jeanette born 27 May 1899