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Bunge, Jr., Christian

House 1887-88 (District 1)

Party when first elected:  Not Available

Counties Served:  Houston

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 4/10/1846
Birth Place: Eitzen
Birth County: Hanover
Birth Country: Germany
Date of Death: ??/??/1902
Gender: Male
Religion:
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names:
City of Residence (when first elected): Eitzen
Occupation (when first elected): Merchant/Farmer

EDUCATION

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

Military: 65th New York Volunteer Infantry; [Dates Unknown]
Military: 121st New York Volunteer Infantry; 1865 to ?
Postmaster: Eitzen, Minnesota; 1868 to ?

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Dorothy Wunneke (married in 1871)
Children: Seven children
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

He came to Minnesota in 1857.

"[He] came to America when he was about eleven years of age, locating in Cook County, Illinois." (History of Goodhue County, Minnesota Historical Company, 1882)

The town of Eitzen in Houston County, Minnesota was named by Christian Bunge, Jr., for the place of his birth in Germany. (Minnesota Place Names, MHS, 2001)

He built a log grocery store in Eitzen in 1866. (Minnesota Place Names, MHS, 2001)

Total Days Served: 735

SESSIONS SERVED

25th Legislative Session (1887-1888)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 01
Elected: 11/2/1886
Residence: Eitzen
Term of Office: 1/4/1887 to 1/7/1889
Counties Represented: Houston
Occupation: Merchant/Farmer
Party: Not Available
Committees:
  • Enrollment
  • State Reform School