Biographical Sketch of Horatio Bunker
Horatio Bunker. This gentleman was born, reared and educated in Vermont, the date of his birth being October 22, 1844, and the place, St. Albans. Before the war he moved to Rock county, Wisconsin, where he was engaged in farming until the outbreak of the Civil War. In April, 1861, he enlisted for the defense of the Union, in Company F, of the Second Wisconsin Infantry. He served in this regiment until July, 1864, when he was honorably discharged. Returning to Wisconsin he again entered the government service as quartermaster’s clerk, and held that position six months. In the fall of 1865 he went to Illinois and entered the great mercantile field of Chicago. He came to Chillicothe, Missouri, in the spring of 1869, where he still followed the mercantile business, and in the spring of 1874 came to this county, locating at Jamesport and engaged in the hardware and farming implement business.
Mr. Bunker was married, on the 15th day of December, 1875, to Miss Susan Callison, of Daviess county. They have had three children, one of whom, Mary, still survives. James H. and an infant are dead. Mr. Bunker-is a man of great force of character and fine business qualifications; and his well merited reputation for fair dealing, has won him many friends and enabled him to build up a large trade.