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.
Extracted 01 Aug 2020 by Norma Hass from 1894 Portrait and Biographical Record of Randolph, Jackson, Perry, and Monroe Counties, Illinois, pages 665-666.
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