but are listed in Philadelphia's Directory. In
1876 both father and son are listed as
confectioners at 1202 Broadway. The 1878 Directory and 1884 Directory
both show the elder Ferat was practicing herbal medicine at 1202
Michael Ferat, then known as Charles Ferat Sr., passed away on April 3, 1885.
1876 Charles M. Ferat Sr. opened a business as a candy manufacturer at
Street. Charles M. Ferat Sr. married Marry Wrifford on November 29,
1877 at the Third Street Methodist Episcopal Church. Five children were
born of this marriage. Charles M. Ferat
Jr., Edward "Eddie" Cummings
Ferat, William C. Ferat, Helene Ferat, and Mary E. Ferat.
late 1887 or early 1888 the Ferat family moved to 26 Hudson
Street. By December of 1900 the family and the business had moved to
Street. This would remain his business address until
his passing in 1929. Charles M. Ferat retired from business in 1927,
making his home with his daughter Helene and her husband William
Sauerhoff in Audubon, New Jersey.
Charles M. Ferat
Jr. married Nellie Ottinger on August 11, 1900. There
were two children, a daughter, Ruth, and a son Charles M. Ferat III.
Charles and Nellie Ferat were living at 628 Berkley
Street in September of 1918, when he registered for the draft, He
was then working at the New York Shipbuilding Company shipyards. After
the war Charles M. Ferat
Jr. worked at City Hall, and for many years as a clerk
in the Camden County District Court.
second son, Edward "Eddie" Cummings
Ferat was quite well known as a professional basketball player, and
was a member of the 1903-04 National Basket Ball League champion Camden