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Below is a family biography included in The History of Jefferson County, Missouri published by Goodspeed Publishing Company in 1888.  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 Karte was born in the Kingdom of Saxony, Germany, September 25, 1849, and is a son of Frederick Karte, a native of the same place, now deceased. He immigrated to the United States in 1883, and in June, 1884, located in De Soto, Jefferson County, Mo., where he has since lived. In his native country he learned the blacksmith’s trade which he followed a short time after coming to this country. July 26, 1887, occurred his marriage to Miss Hattie Miller, daughter of Antoine Miller, deceased. Mrs. Karte was also born in Germany, and immigrated to this country in 1881, residing the most of the time in De Soto. Mr. Karte is a Knight of Pythias.

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This family biography is one of 224 biographies included in The History of Jefferson County, Missouri published in 1888.  For the complete description, click here: Jefferson County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps

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