Transcribed from "History of North Washington, an illustrated history
of Stevens, Ferry, Okanogan and Chelan counties", published by Western
Historical Publishing Co., 1904.
CHARLES A. SCHINDLER of the firm
of Schindler & Sons, at Chelan Falls, Washington, was born at St. Paul,
Minnesota, on March 7, 1880. His father, Charles Schindler was born
in Germany and owns property at Barnesville, Minnesota. The mother,
Anna (Moon) Schindler, was born in Paris, France. The other children
of the family are August, Christ, Lizzie, Dora, Lina and Cecilia.
Charles A. received his education in his native state and remained with
his father until November 6, 1900, when he came to Spokane. After
that he visited Wenatchee, spending one month at the "home of the big red
apple." From there, he journeyed to Seattle seeking a location for
a brewery. After a while he was fireman on the Columbia and Puget
Sound railroad at Seattle, then came to Lake Chelan. He purchased
a location for a brewery at Chelan Falls, then returned to Seattle and
pursued his former business until November 4, 1901. At that time,
he returned to Chelan Falls and built the Chelan Falls brewery, which he
is handling now in conjunction with his father, the firm being known as
Schindler & Son. The plant has a capacity of two thousand barrels
per year and is first class in every respect. Mr. Schindler has ascertained
that the water at Chelan is especially adapted for the manufacture of beer
and the result is that he is producing a first class article. Mr.
Schindler followed farming in the east, while his father was a skillful
brewer and operated in St. Louis, Cincinnati, and St. Paul.
Mr. Schindler is still a member of the order
of jolly bachelors. He belongs to the Catholic Foresters and also
to the Catholic church. Politically, he is a Republican and always
takes a keen interest in the issues of the day.