Biography - Charles Klutts

CHARLES KLUTTS, retired, P. O. Jonesboro, was born June 6, 1827, in Cabarrus County, N. C. His grandfather, Leonard Klutts, was born in Pennsylvania, and died in North Carolina. He was a potter by trade. His son George, the father of our subject, was born in Cabarrus County, N. C, and died there. He married Polly Holshauser, who was born in Rowan County, N. C.; she died in Cabarrus County. She was the mother of eight children, of whom our subject was the third oldest. He got a common school education in Cabarrus County, where he also learned the tanner and saddler's trade. He was joined in matrimony, August 26, 1854, to Sarah Dry, who was born August 30, 1831, in Cabarrus County, N. C. She is a daughter of Daniel and Rachel (Lipe) Dry. Her parents were farmers by occupation. After Mr. Klutts was married, he came to Jonesboro, where he first settled in 1851. In Jonesboro he engaged in the harness and saddle business, which he followed with good success till 1877, when he retired from active life. The past life of our subject has been a successful one, especially in a financial view. In the fall of 1862, he enlisted in Company F of the One Hundred and Ninth Regiment Illinois Volunteers, commanded by Col. Nimmo.

Extracted 02 Apr 2017 by Norma Hass from 1883 History of Alexander, Union, and Pulaski Counties, Illinois, Part V, page 104.

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