C. A. Oblinger, dealer in groceries, confectionery, bakery, etc., Albion, has resided at Albion since August 1880. In the fall of that year he built the Commercial Hotel. In July 1881, he established his present business; carries a stock of $1,500. He was born in Montgomery County, Ohio, in 1847. When nineteen years old, he was established in the boot and shoe, stove and tin ware business by his father, who had for many years operated a general store. He carried on his store about nine years. He moved to Nebraska in October 1875, locating at Seward, engaging in farming and stock-raising. He was married, December 25, 1871, at Germantown, Ohio, to Miss Maggie Hetzler, who is also a native of Montgomery County, Ohio. They have two children living–Elmer and Maud.