I am looking for the parents/siblings of Thomas A. Harder, Sr., b. about 1797-1798 in North Carolina, d. 1800 in Eminence, Shannon Co MO. He was married to Louisa Hunter, b. 10 May 1816 in Sumner Co TN, d. 15 Apr 1890 in Shannon Co MO.
Their son was Thomas A. Harder, Jr. b. 9 Mar 1847 in Tennessee, d. 27 Dec 1920 in Winona, Shannon Co MO. He married Louisa Rucker, b. 14 Dec 1850 in MO, d. 12 Apr 1914 in Winona, Shannon Co MO.
Thomas, Jr. was a County Judge at one time. He raised his grandson, my grandfather John (b. 1900) after John's mother, Nora Harder Barkley, died from a wagon overturning and killing her when John was just a boy. The old house they lived in still stands today, used by current owners as a hay barn.
There is some local history about this family but nothing I have found to indicate who Thomas Sr's parents were, or the Louisa's parents. Anyone with information is encouraged to please contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.