Charles Karte was born in the Kingdom of Saxony, Germany, September 25, 1849, and is a son of Frederick Karte, a native of the same place, now deceased. He immigrated to the United States in 1883, and in June, 1884, located in De Soto, Jefferson County, Mo., where he has since lived. In his native country he learned the blacksmith's trade which he followed a short time after coming to this country. July 26, 1887, occurred his marriage to Miss Hattie Miller, daughter of Antoine Miller deceased. Mrs. Karte was also born in Germany, and immigrated to this country in 1881, residing the most of the time in De Soto. Mr. Karte is a Knight of Pythias.