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Biographies ~ Behrens, C.H. (Charles Henrey)
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C. H. Behrens is a Native Son of the Golden West, and an enterprising business man of Shasta. He was born within five miles of the town of Shasta, Shasta County, the son of Ludwig Behrens. His parents, both natives of Germany, came to California in 1849. He is the fourth of a family of seven children, six of whom are living. Mr. Behrens was educated in Shasta, clerked in the Empire Hotel eleven years, was in the mercantile business three years, and sold out and engaged in the wholesale grain and hay business. Three years later he leased the Empire Hotel, and is now (1890) successfully conducting both enterprises. He is a lively and obliging business man and host. Guests receive prompt attention and are comfortably entertained at the Empire Hotel, the only hotel in the town. Mr. Behrens deals extensively in grain and hay. He furnishes supplies to parties forty and even sixty miles away.

In 1881 he married Miss Mary Kountz, a native of Shasta. Two children have been born to them, Edna and Ella.

Mr. Behrens is a member of the A.O.U.W., and is Past Master Workman and Receiver of Shasta Lodge. He is a member of the American Legion of Honor, and for seven years was Secretary of the order. He is now Treasurer of Mount Shasta Parlor, No.35, Native Sons of the Golden West. He held the office of Constable of Shasta Township three terms, and has again received the nomination for the office.

Memorial & Biographical History of Northern California, The Lewis Publishing Co., 1891 - Pages 629-630

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