From 'Fanning the Embers', published 1971, Range Rider Reps, Miles City, Montana
By Margaret Bircher
Charles Bircher was born in the Pine Hills to Emil and Mary Bircher. He attended the Pine Hill school. Charles went to Avaco, Iowa, in 1928, at the age of 31 and married Hertha Masson of Avaco, Iowa, in 1928. They farmed, raised corn and soya beans and were in the stock business, raising cattle and hogs. They had two children. Herbert Bircher lives in St. Louis, Mo. He married Helen Roth and they have two children. Marilyn married Tom Straub and they have four girls and one boy. In 1964, Charles bought a home in town and retired. In February 1965, his wife passed away. In June, 1966, he married Margaret Farnum of Miles City and they made their home in Avaco, Iowa. When Charles left Montana he sold his cattle to Glen Farnum and brought one turkey hen and a gobbler to Iowa to raise his own turkeys. Charles spent several months in the first World War. He passed away Nov. 27,1969.