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Charles A. Heilig
The History of Renville County, Volume 2
Compiled by Franklyn Curtiss-Wedge
Charles A. Heilig, editor of the Danube Review, was born Sept. 22, 1887, in Pipestone County, Minnesota, on the farm of his parents, Charles Heilig and Mina M. Heilig. He received his early education in the country school of his neighborhood and in 1902 moved with his parents to Mille Lacs county, where they located on a farm near Milaca. He attended the Milaca High School, graduating in 1906 and was valedictorian of his class. During 1906-07 he taught country school at Bock, Minn. In the fall of 1907 he entered the college of Science, Literature and the Arts of the University of Minnesota and was graduated in 1912, receiving the degree of B. A. In 1912 he traveled for Northrup, King & Co., of Minneapolis. During the year 1913 he was bookkeeper for the Crescent Wooden Box Co. of Minneapolis. He was principal of Danube public school in 1914 and June 1, 1915, became the lessee of the Danube Review.
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