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Charles Hartung

Mayor Charles Hartung
Mayor Charles Hartung
1885, 1886, 1887

Charles Hartung was born February 19, 1841, in Germany to Henry and Agusta (Munzert) Hartung. He had three brothers and two sisters. Charles came to the United States when thirteen years of age. The family lived in Two Rivers, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin. When the Civil War started, Mr. Hartung enlisted in Company C, Fifth Wisconsin Volunteers, at Madison. He saw three years of service. His duties were chiefly in Virginia. He was wounded in the hip at the Battle of Williamsburg, May 5, 1862. After a furlough, Mr. Hartung joined the 24th regiment as Second Lieutenant in Company C and became part of the Army of the Potomac. He rose to the rank of captain and served until the close of the war.

After being mustered out of Nashville in 1865, Mr. Hartung came to Green Bay. He entered the grocery business, later becoming a hardware merchant. He continued in business for over 37 years, his record entitling him to the distinction of being one of the city's oldest merchants at that time.

Charles married Miss Madalene Bader on September 27, 1866. They had four children, Mulda, Ernest, Clara and Emma.

Grocer of the era
A typical grocery store circa 1870.
Neville Public Museum of Brown County

As a public official, he served the city as mayor for three terms and was an alderman for seven years. Twenty years after the expiration of his term as alderman, he was elected to the City Council and served eight years.

Charles died at his home at 203 South Monroe on July 17, 1916 and is buried in Woodlawn Cemetery.

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life in the 1880s



Hardware Business
Hardware business circa1865. Hardware businesses at this time sold stoves, barbed wire, plows, lanterns, shovels, paint, etc. Some of the items are displayed on the boardwalk in front of this business.
Neville Public Museum of Brown County