and Biographical Record of Effingham, Jasper and Richland Counties Illinois,Containing Biographical Sketches of
Prominent and Representative Citizens, Governors of the State, and the Presidents of the United States.
(Chicago: Chapman Brothers, 1887), p. 195.
Transcribed by Judy Rosella Edwards.
UPTMOR ranks among the leading and successful business men of Teutopolis. He is a dealer in general merchandise
and now enjoys a good trade. As his business career has made him widely known, we feel assured that this record
of his life will prove of interest to many of our readers. Mr. Uptmor is a native of Teutopolis, and is the only
surviving child of John H. and Mary Anna (Yohring) Uptmor. Our subject was born July 18, 1867. His education was
acquired in the Catholic parochial schools and in St. Joseph's College, of this place. When about thirteen years
of age he met with a serious accident in the harvest field upon the home farm. He was run over by a reaping-machine
and the injury resulted in the loss of his left leg, which had to be amputated below the left knee.
finished his school life, Mr. Uptmor secured a position as merchant's clerk for a time. He also engaged in teaching
school, following that profession for two and a-half years, after which he turned his attention to commercial pursuits.
It was in December, 1888, that he embarked in merchandising in Teutopolis. He now owns and operates a general store
and carries a good stock. Anxious to please his patrons, he is upright and honorable in all his dealings and has
therefore won a liberal patronage from the public.
Uptmor was united in marriage in Teutopolis on the 18th of October, 1892, with Miss Annie Abbink, who was born
near Middleton, Ill., and is a daughter of John and Mary Abbink. The young couple are well known in this community
and rank high in social circles.
In his political affiliations, Mr. Uptmor is a supporter of the Democracy.
Himself and wife are members of the Catholic Church. While engaged in business for only a few years, Mr. Uptmor
has succeeded in building up a fair trade, which is constantly increasing. He is but a young man, with the future
before him, and will no doubt in coming years win prosperity as the result of his energy and activity, which are
among his chief characteristics.
and Biographical Record of Effingham, Jasper and Richland Counties Illinois, Containing Biographical Sketches of
Prominent and Representative Citizens, Governors of the State, and the Presidents of the United States. (Chicago:
Chapman Brothers, 1887), p. 360. Transcribed by Judy Rosella Edwards.