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From: Gina Reasoner <>
Subject: HENRY J. ULMER - SUMMIT COUNTY
Date: Tue, 12 Oct 1999 13:41:50 -0400


1882 HISTORY OF LA GRANGE COUNTY INDIANA
F.A. Battey & Co., 1882

HENRY J. ULMER, son of George T. and Julia A. Ulmer, was born in Summit
County, Ohio, December 31, 1829. His parents came to Indiana in November,
1836, and located on eighty acres of Government land in Allen Township. He
is a native of Maine, and is now living in Kansas at the age of
seventy-four or seventy-five. His wife, who was a native of Connecticut,
died in this county. Henry Ulmer lived on his father's farm until
twenty-five years of age, when he was married to Miss Sarah W. Cowley,
daughter of Stpehen M. and Catharine Cowley, December 7, 1854. The ensuing
year, Mr. Ulmer was engaged in running a saw-mill in this county, then
removed to Pretty Prairie, lived on rented property one and a half years,
then removed to Lima and resided about seven years. During four years of
this time Mr. Ulmer carried the mails from Lima to Albion once a week and
devoted the remaining time to farming, and for eleven seasons ran a
threshing machine with his father; he purchased eighty acres of property
adjoining Lima. He next went to Ligonier, and worked in his father's
grist-mill one and a half years, farmed two years, then, with his father
and another partner, engaged in the mercantile business. In 1870, they were
burned out, with considerable loss, and our subject then came to his
present farm of eighty acres, where he has been quite successful. His wife,
who was a native of New York and a member of the Free-Will Baptists, died
in October, 1879. There are three children -George C., Kittie A. and Bertha.

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