Charles Henry Redeker, of the Crown Margarine Company of St. Louis, was born near Okawville, Illinois, in 1872. His father, Henry Redeker, a native of Germany, became a resident of Illinois in 1869. He wedded Charlotte Freund, also a native of that country, their marriage being celebrated in Germany ere they emigrated to the new world. The wife and mother passed away in 1887. They had become the parents of two sons and four daughters, of whom Charles Henry was the second of the family.
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In the public schools of Hoyleton, Illinois, Charles Henry Redeker pursued his early education, and afterward continued his studies in the high school at Carlyle, Illinois. He started out in the business world in connection with mercantile interests at Posey, Illinois, in 1898, and continued his interests in that business until 1920. He was also engaged in the banking business at Hoffman, Illinois, for ten years, filling the position of cashier for eight years and at the same time conducting his store.
In 1917 Mr. Redeker removed to St. Louis and here became connected with M. Hussman in organizing the Crown Margarine Company, of which he became the secretary and treasurer. He has further extended his interests by becoming the secretary and treasurer of the Hussman Dairy Company, the vice president of the Illinois Can & Tube Company, both of East St. Louis, and vice president of the Farmers & Merchants Bank of Hoffman, Illinois.
Mr. Redeker is a republican in his political views. Fraternally he is connected with the Masonic lodge at Carlyle, Illinois, and his religious faith Is that of the Lutheran church. He has always found time for cooperation in activities and enterprises which speak for public welfare or tend to advance the stable progress and prosperity of the country. In business he has made steady development, and his activities have at all times been of a character which have contributed to commercial growth.