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Below is a family biography included in The Portrait and Biographical Record of Randolph, Jackson, Perry and Monroe Counties, Illinois published by Biographical Publishing Co. in 1894.  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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CHARLES C. HUTHMACHER, one of the self-made men of Murphysboro, who is now serving as Sheriff of Jackson County, was born in Marion County, Ill., December 25, 1859. He is a son of Charles F. Huthmacher, a native of Baden Baden, Germany, and a shoemaker by trade, who came to America when a young man. He located in Ohio, and thence removed to Central City, Ill., where he worked at his trade. Afterwards he followed the same pursuit in Sandoval, Ill., and carried on a hotel. He married Josephine Lienert, a native of Canton Zurich, Switzerland, who came with her mother to America, and located in the Buckeye State. In March, 1869, Mr. Huthmacher removed to Grand Tower, built a hotel and purchased a farm. His death there occurred in September, 1875, when only forty-one years of age. He then served as Supervisor and Alderman, and was a supporter of the Democratic party. His widow is yet living in Murphysboro.

Our subject is the eldest of seven children, all of whom are yet living. At the age of ten he accompanied his parents to Grand Tower, and attended its public schools. His father was carrying on a meat market at the time of his death in 1875. Charles assumed its management, carrying on business along that line for about six years. He then sold out, and in connection with his brother August purchased an improved farm of three hundred and sixty-nine acres, a mile south of Grand Tower which they operated until 1890, placing it under a high state of cultivation.

Mr. Huthmacher was married in Grand Tower in September, 1889, the lady of his choice being Miss Emma Schulze, a native of Chicago, and a daughter of C. Schulze, a merchant of Grand Tower. They have three children, Mabel, Ralph and George. Since 1890, they have resided in Murphysboro, for in that year Mr. Huthmacher was nominated and elected County Sheriff, and in December took the oath of office and entered upon the discharge of his duties. In November, 1893, he went to California to capture the murderer, Miller, whom he brought from Stockton to this place. While in Grand Tower, our subject served as City Treasurer for two years, and was also a member of the School Board.

Socially, Mr. Huthmacher is connected with LaFayette Lodge No. 657, A. F. & A. M., of which he is Past Master, and served as representative to the Grand Lodge. He is also a member of the Knights of Pythias. In politics he is a prominent Democrat, was a member of the County Democratic Central Committee, and in 1892 was a member of the State Democratic Committee.

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This family biography is one of 679 biographies included in The Portrait and Biographical Record of Randolph, Jackson, Perry and Monroe Counties, Illinois published in 1894.  View the complete description here: The Portrait and Biographical Record of Randolph, Jackson, Perry and Monroe Counties, Illinois

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