Jackson County

Biography - George Huthmacher

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 & Stratton'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.

Extracted 31 Jul 2020 by Norma Hass from 1894 Portrait and Biographical Record of Randolph, Jackson, Perry, and Monroe Counties, Illinois, pages 653-654.

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