Transcribed from "An Illustrated History of The Big Bend Country, embracing Lincoln, Douglas, Adams and Franklin counties, State of Washington",  published by Western Historical Publishing Co., 1904.

     MADISON M. KUDER is to be enumerated among the agriculturists of Douglas county, whose labors have made it one of the most prosperous sections of the great state of Washington.  He resides about five miles northwest from Waterville and has since 1896, given his entire attention to the improvement and cultivation of his estate.
     Madison M. Kuder was born in Greene county, on October 3, 1858 and his parents, George and Isabel (Brock) Kuder, were natives of Pennsylvania and Indiana, respectively.  The father descended from Pennsylvania Dutch.  Our subject was educated in the public schools of Greene county, Iowa and remained with his parents until the age of twenty-four, when he began farming for himself  on an eighty acre tract of land in Iowa.  He remained there until 1885, then moved to Dakota where he lived for two years, doing farming.  Thence he journeyed back to Iowa and in 1896, provided himself with teams and came overland to Douglas county, consuming four months in the trip.  He bought one hundred and sixty acres of land, where his home now is and later filed on a quarter section as homestead, near Moses coulee, which he relinquished in 1904.  Mr. Kuder raises grain on his farm largely and is also handling other crops somewhat.  He is a man of good principles and manifests thrift and wise judgment in his endeavors here.  He has one brother and three sisters, George F., Mrs. A. C. Whitehall, Mrs.  Barclay M. Whitehall, and Mrs. Daniel Harsh.
     It was in Fairview, Jones county, Iowa, on February 18, 1884, that Mr. Kuder married Miss Emma M. Worden.  She was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on February 5, 1861, being the daughter of Porter and Hannah M. (Lenard) Warden, natives of New York.  Mr. and Mrs. Kuder have been blessed by the advent of the following children: Cora B. Keens, born in Greene county, Iowa, on December 22, 1884; Bessie L., born in Faulk county, Dakota, on June 25, 1887, Chester M., born in Greene county, Iowa, October 10, 1889; Mabel M., born in Greene county, Iowa, on May 8, 1892; Lulu M., born in Greene county, Iowa, on April 28, 1895; George H., born in Douglas county, Washington on December 18, 1897; Gladys E., born in Douglas county, Washington, August 10, 1900.
     In religious persuasion, Mr. and Mrs. Kuder are strong supporters of the Church of God, of which they are members.  In political matters, our subject is independent and in the general walk of life, manifests a spirit of uprightness, which has won for him many friends.