Charles Elmer Nebergall

M, (27 August 1873 - 23 November 1959)
     Charles Elmer Nebergall was born on 27 August 1873 at Adamson Grove, Jasper County, Iowa. He was the son of John Andrew Nebergall and Rosa Ella Kidd. Charles Elmer Nebergall married, at age 31, Mabel Kemp on Thursday, 8 December 1904. Charles Elmer Nebergall died on 23 November 1959 at Multnomah County, Oregon, at age 86 years, 2 months and 27 days.
     He From Gary R. Hawpe, ed. and Jerry, Jim and Judy Brown, comps., 'Margaret Miram Robinson VanBibber and Thomas Washington Nebergall,' Van Bibber Pioneers E-Newsletter, Vol. 4 No. 6 (April 2001), pp. 11 - 14.

Newspaper clipping from the Bible of Margaret Miriam Van Bibber Nebergall - no date on clipping.

Complete text of 'It's the Birthday of Charles Elmer Nebergall Who Was Born in Iowa in 1873'
By David W. Hazen

The picture with the article shows C. E. Nebergall in profile with white hair and dark glasses. Charles Elmer Nebergall, son of John Andrew Nebergall, son of Thomas Washington and Margaret VanBibber Nebergall, was born August 27, 1873, in Iowa, died November 23, 1959 in Multnomah County, Oregon. He married Mabel Kemp December 8, 1904, d. December 23, 1951in Portland, Oregon. Their son, Charles Elmer Nebergall, Jr., was born September 17, 1910 and died January 20, 1983 in Multnomah County, Oregon.)

'Can you tell me where I can find my husband?' she asked excitedly. 'I don't know him, madam, but they have some real nice husbands over there in the sheriff's office,' Mr. Nebergall replied. He is the cigar and candy dealer at the courthouse and serves as information bureau for that building. He opened his stand in the old courthouse January 1, 1905, and has been in the county structure ever since.

'Charles Elmer Nebergall was born on a farm at Adamson Grove, six miles from Newton, IA., August 27, 1873.

'When he was 8, the family moved to a farm in Plymouth county, Iowa. Here, in Charley's eighth year, his father and mother died within a few months of each other. The boy went to live with an uncle, David J. Nebergall, on a farm near Hebron, Neb. Here the lad lived five years. The boy attended country schools.

'Then this family, with another uncle and aunt and the boy's grandfather, started for Oregon in covered wagons. It took them 85 days to make the journey to Baker City. Here the Nebergalls went into the freighting business, hauling supplies and machinery to the mines at Sparta. This was in 1888, Charley stated. After about four months of this labor the youth began working in the St. Lawrence hotel, in Baker City. In 1892 he left the last named inn to work at the mill of the White Swan gold mine. Five months there, and he went to San Francisco to work a year or so in various hotels. Then he returned to the Warshauer hotel to say until 1894.

'That year Mr. Nebergall moved to Pendleton to work in the Pendleton hotel. In 1896, a soda-pop bottle exploded while he was opening it. This accident caused him to lose the sight in one eye, the other becoming blind in sympathy. He was 14 months in a Portland hospital. In 1898 the young man entered the Oregon State blind school, studying there until 1901. The following year he opened a cigar stand at Fifth and Alder streets, selling it the next year. Mr. Nebergall married Miss Mabel Kemp of Woodburn December 8, 1904, and their son is Charles E., Junior. The Nebergalls are great radio fans.'

Child of Charles Elmer Nebergall and Mabel Kemp

Last Edited=26 May 2004