Clipped From The Gettysburg Times
in in Spring: CHARLES A. BIKLE Brother of Dr. Bikle Dies In Hagers- town. Â· Charles A. Bikle, died at the yf his son-in-law, N. B. Meredith, jjerstown, Thursday. Death was due ,0 heart failure. He was in his year. ' Â« Mr. Bikle was bom. in Maryland, son of Christian and Bar-", bara (Fechtig) Bikle. Christian Bikle was born in Germany, in 1803, and .vas a cabinet maker by tra'de. He lied at Smithsburg In 1884. , - For years Charles A. Bikle was superintendent of the old Steam. gine works, of Hagerstown. The any manufactured threshers andÂ« other farm, instruments- At the dissolution dissolution of the concern, 3Ir/BikIe took up a retired life. "While associated' with the Steam Engine works, Mr. Bikle invented a huller on a thresher a:rd perfected many other deviees- For fourteen years he was known Hagerstown's "watck dog" with the Washington County Water company rad gave most valuable service. He -as ai=o a member of city council ne rerm and always took an active ait in civic affairs. Mr. Bikle married Annie Houser,.who Houser,.who died some years ago. He is t Â·rived by ther following children: Mrs. Joshua Powles, Hagerstown; Charles E. Bikle, Syracuse, K. Y.: Mrs. X. Meredith, Hagerstown; William F. j Bikle, Hagerstown; Christian I. Biole, Smithsburg, and Joseph F. Bikle,.! Minneapolis- Jle is also survived the following brothers and sisters: Lewis H. Bikle, D.'D.. Concord, -v-h.0 is a Lutheran pastor; Philip M Bikle, Ph. D., who is dean of Gettys- ourg college, Gettysburg, Pa ; Christ- "an F- Bikle, who is residing at rove, Pa.: Ferdinand H. Bikle. j ^mithsburg; Daniel Bikle, Harrisburg, ind Miss Barbara A. Bikle. Hagers- town. i Funeral services were held this afternoon at 2 o'clock at the home.