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Below is a family biography included in Biographical Record of Oakland County, Michigan published by Biographical Publishing Company in 1903.  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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Robert Mutter, a successful farmer located on a well improved tract of 40 acres of fertile land in sections 27 and 34, Groveland township, Oakland County, was born June 17, 1829, in Devonshire, England, and is one of a family of five children born to Robert Mutter, the others being: Mrs. Elizabeth Willie, a resident of England; John, also living in England; William, a resident of London, England; and Mrs. Mary Kisslich, deceased.

Robert Mutter, our subject, came to America at the age of 21 years, seeking better industrial conditions than were afforded in the congested agricultural regions of his native land. After spending about three years in Orleans County, New York, he came to Oakland County, Michigan. He has been a farmer ever since locating here and since 1871 has resided upon his present farm, where he has very successfully engaged in general farming and stock raising. For some time he has been partially retired from active labor, renting his farm to reliable tenants.

Mr. Mutter was married first to Louise Pavey, who was born in England and died in Oakland County in 1871, leaving three children, namely: Mrs. Maria Royce, of Roscommon, Michigan, who has six children; George W., who for 23 years worked so faithfully for the great drug supply house of Parke Davis & Company, of Detroit, that he has been sent to manage their laboratory in England, — he has two children; and Mrs. Hattie DeMund, of Clarkston, who has three children. Mr. Mutter was married, second, to Elsie Poyer, who was born in New Jersey. They have one son, Warren R., a foreman in the Detroit Iron Works, who is married and has three children.

Mr. Mutter is a stanch Democrat in his political belief. His parents were members of the Church of England, but he and his wife belong to the Methodist Church. Mr. Mutter has lived an upright, industrious life and now, as its evening approaches, he can enjoy the fruits of his labor. He is well known and much respected.

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This family biography is one of numerous biographies included in the Biographical Record of Oakland County, Michigan published in 1903. 

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