Charles McKenzie Oerting

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Charles McKenzie Oerting
Born September 16, 1843
Ebeltoft, Denmark
Occupation Ship chandler
Parents Peter Julius and Sophie Buchtrup Oerting
Children William McKenzie Oerting
Fannie Augusta Oerting

Charles McKenzie Oerting was proprietor of the McKenzie Oerting & Company, a ship chandlery and grocery, which he took over from his father in 1886. His family came to America from Denmark in 1861, with the elder McKenzie Oerting going into business a year later. Charles led the company to great success, and it was later operated by successive generations of the family before finally closing in 1971.

Around the turn of the century, Oerting also served as vice-consul for both Denmark and Sweden, was a director of the American National Bank, a member of the Pensacola Chamber of Commerce and Young Men's Business League, and collector for the Bar Pilots' Benevolent Association.


  • J. S. Glass, editor. The Southern Manufacturer, Volume V, Number 3. New Orleans: June 1901.