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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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GEORGE HUTHMACHER, an enterprising citizen of Murphysboro, who is now serving as Deputy County Sheriff under his brother, Charles C., whose sketch appears elsewhere in this volume, has spent his entire life in Illinois. He is a native of Sandoval, was born on the 1st of February, 1869, and is the youngest son in a family of seven living children. With his parents he came to this county during his early infancy, and the days of his boyhood and youth were spent in Grand Tower, where he attended the public schools and acquired his literary education. In 1888-89, he attended Bryant & Stratum’s Business College of St. Louis.

Returning to the home farm, Mr. Huthmacher there remained until December, 1890, when he was appointed first Deputy Sheriff by his brother, Charles C., who had been elected to office that year. In December, 1891, he and a constable had an encounter with a fugitive from the Franklin County Jail, a horse thief. They learned that he was in the Mississippi bottoms on the Big Lake, in his uncle’s house. Mr. Huthmacher and the constable went to the place about ten o’clock in the forenoon and entered the house to arrest the fellow. The thief pulled out a revolver, and after that was taken from him by Mr. Huthmacher, he pulled out another. He was then twice shot by the constable, once in the jaw and again in the breast. He was then captured, tried and convicted, and is now serving a nine years’ term in the penitentiary at Joliet. This incident well indicates the bravery and fearlessness which ably fits our subject for the duties of his present position.

Mr. Huthmacher is a stockholder in the Jackson County Building and Loan Association. He belongs to the Fraternal Mystic Circle, in which he is now serving as Treasurer, and in his political views is a Democrat. He has many friends throughout the community, and is well known in the county, which has been his home during the greater part of his life.

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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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