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Charles Frederick Gunther
Birth: Mar. 6, 1837
Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Death: Feb. 10, 1920
Chicago
Cook County
Illinois, USA

Businessman. He amassed great wealth as a confectionery magnate, and is credited with introducing caramel to the American populace. A native of Germany, he founded a candy business in Chicago, Illinois that was completely destroyed by the 1871 Chicago Fire. He rebuilt the business with an even larger candy factory, which became a great success. In 1893 he introduced a confection that combined popcorn, peanuts and molasses, which he named Cracker Jacks. He used his wealth to collect historical and odd artifacts, many pertaining to the Civil War and the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. Much of the collection is displayed today in the Chicago History Museum. 
 
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  Whitman Gunther*
 
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Burial:
Rosehill Cemetery and Mausoleum
Chicago
Cook County
Illinois, USA
 
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Record added: May 04, 1998
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- Åke Frisk
 Added: Mar. 6, 2014
From kids everywhere: Thank You! Rest in peace, sir.
- Solitarieone
 Added: May. 30, 2013
HAPPY BIRTHDAY
- Joyce Waters
 Added: Mar. 6, 2013
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