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Below is a family biography included in The History of Sebastian County, Arkansas published by Goodspeed Publishing Company in 1889.  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 Munder, of Fort Smith, Ark., was born in the Kingdom of Wurtemburg in 1821, and is a son of Charles and Dorodtha Munder, who were also natives of Wurtemburg, the former being a civil engineer, and a son of William Munder, who was a farmer and an only son. Charles Munder, the gentleman whose name heads this sketch, learned the stone-cutter’s trade in his native land, and at the age of twenty-eight years came to America, landing at New York City. He only remained a short time in this place, then went to Philadelphia where he worked at his trade for about two months. After a residence of three months in Cincinnati, Ohio, he located in St. Louis, Mo., where he made his home for nearly two years. He next took up his abode in Louisville, Ky., thence to Bradford, Ind., and back again to Louisville, and then to Memphis, Tenn., where he worked in the navy yard. He came to Fort Smith in 1852, and here has since made his home and worked at his trade. During the late war he served in the Confederate army, and is now a Democrat in politics. He was married in Fort Smith to Miss Amelia Euper, by whom he became the father of five children, Paulina, Charley, Amelia, Anton and M. M. Amelia is deceased. The mother and children are members of the Catholic Church.

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This family biography is one of 217 biographies included in The History of Sebastian County, Arkansas published in 1889.  For the complete description, click here: Sebastian County, Arkansas History, Genealogy, and Maps

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