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Below is a family biography included in Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Pulaski County, Arkansas published by Goodspeed Publishing Company in 1889.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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H. Buddenberg, president of the Buddenberg Furniture Company, one of the prominent commercial interests of Little Rock, was born in Hanover, Germany, in 1848. During his boyhood he was apprenticed to a cabinet-maker, a trade which he thoroughly learned in its various branches in three years. To this he gave his attention for two years before coming to America, and after arriving in this country located in St. Louis, where he started in business for himself at the corner of Sixteenth and Chambers Streets. At first he employed four men in his factory, and the furniture was made almost entirely by hand; but one year later his business had increased considerably, so that he purchased horses and worked by horse power. After two years he bought a boiler, engine and machinery, and established a regular manufactory, employing about forty men. His business rapidly advanced under his judicious management, and in 1880 he employed 130 men, having the largest and most complete furniture factory in St. Louis, occupying a large four-story brick building and brick warehouse, the erection of which cost him $14,000. During the same year he sold out his immense business and removed to Little Rock, where he went into the Little Rock Furniture Company as third partner. He afterward disposed of his interest in that firm and established his present business, which is one of the most successful in the furniture line in Little Rock. Mr. Buddenberg was married on June 11, 1868, in St. Louis, to Miss Caroline Meyrose, a native of Germany, by whom he has had eight children, five of them yet living: Annie, Minnie, Louisa, Henry and Joe. Mr. and Mrs. Buddenberg both attend service at the Lutheran Church.

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This family biography is one of 156 biographies included in Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Pulaski County, Arkansas published in 1889.  For the complete description, click here: Pulaski County, Arkansas History, Genealogy, and Maps

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