Portrait 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.

JOHN HENRY 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.

Having 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.

Mr. 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.
 

Portrait 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.

 

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