UHLENBOCK, Christian F.
Springfield Township, Henry County
born: 1857, Lippe-Detwold, Germany
Source:1919 History of Henry Co MO, Uel W. Lamkin, Historical Publishing Co pg Pg:567
Christian Uhlenbock, a farmer and stockman of Springfield township, owner of 197.5 acres of splendid farm land in sections 26 and 27, land which he has accumulated and paid for since 1887, is a native of Germany, but a loyal, progressive American citizen whose industry and enterprise is worthy of commendation. Mr. Uhlenbock was born in Lippe-Detwold, Germany, the son of Christian and Wuhelmina (Hagemann) Uhlenbock, who spent all of their lives in Germany. A younger brother of the subject, Anton Uhlenbock, lives in Springfield township. Christian Uhlenbock was reared and educated in his native country, followed the trade of brick mason during the summer seasons and in winter followed the trade of butcher. He left Germany in 1882 and came to Henry County, Missouri. During his first two years in this county he worked at farm labor and then rented land for three years. In 1887 he bought his present farm of 197.5 acres and has made many substantial improvements on the place. Mr. Uhlenbock is a breeder of high grade Duroc Jersey hogs and Shorthorn cattle. In addition to his farming interests, he is a stockholder of the First National Bank of Windsor, Missouri. October 25, 1883, Mr. Uhlenbock was united in marriage with Miss Henrietta Griefe, born July 17, 1858, at Lippe-Detwold, Germany, and came to America in 1882 on the same ship which carried her husband. For further particulars concerning the Griefe family history, the reader is referred to the sketch of Fred Griefe elsewhere in this volume. To Christian and Henrietta Uhlenbock have been born two children: William Frederick, aged thirty-one years, and Henry Christian, the latter of whom is deceased. Mr. Uhlenbock is a Republican and he and Mrs. Uhlenbock are members of the Baptist Church.
UNDERWOOD, H. J.
Tebo Township, Henry County
born: Apr 26 1855, Starke Co, OH
Source:1883 History of Henry County Missouri, National Historical Co pg Pg:657
H. J. Underwood, of the firm of Underwood & Son, manufacturers of stoneware, Calhoun, was born in Starke County, Ohio, April 26, 1855, his father, H. H. Underwood, having been born in Pennsylvania February 3, 1833. He was a son of Joseph and Frances (Marsh) Underwood, natives of Pennsylvania. H. H. was taken to Ohio by his parents, where he was reared and educated. In 1852 he engaged in the manufacture of stoneware which he followed there until 1880, then removing to Calhoun. October 7, 1861, he enlisted in Company K, Forty-second Ohio Infantry, and was discharged in November, 1864, having been in the hospital at New Orleans three months. He was married to Miss Caroline Rochess, October 7, 1852. The subject of this sketch was reared and educated in Ohio, and has followed his present business since arriving at manhood. The firm are doing a good business and sell their ware to dealers in different parts of this and other states. They make a specialty of vases, flower pots and terra cotta ware. Mr. Underwood was married October 27, 1878, to Miss Ada M. Dawson, a native of Ohio. They have two children, Carrie M. and Paul H. Mr. U. is a leading member of the Christian Church.
URICH, Joseph H.
Osceola Township, St. Clair County
born: 1846, Dauphin Co, PA
Source:1883 History of St. Clair County MO, National Historical Co. Pg:1099
JOSEPH H. URICH was born November 20, 1846, in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, while his brother, Harry B., was born in Blair County of the same state. Their father, a carpenter by trade and also a farmer, was born December 21, 1818, in York County, Pennsylvania, and now resides in Cook County, Illinois. He was married in 1844 to Miss Elizabeth Drawbaugh, of Cumberland County, born September 18, 1818. Their family consisted of William, who died in infancy, John D., Joseph H., Harry B., Martha R. (now Mrs. E. C. McCloud), Edward O., and David, who also died while an infant. Mrs. Urich died March 21, 1877. Joseph H. (our subject) leaving his native state in August, 1865, settled in Grundy County, Illinois, where he remained for four years. In August, 1869, he came to this county. August 21, 1871, he married Miss Henrietta M. Peebly, daughter of Thomas A. and Margaret Ann Peebly. She died September 27, 1882, leaving three children: Hamilton W., born March 10, 1872; Mattie E., born December 9, 1874, and Della May, born August 23, 1877. Harry B. Urich, upon removing from Pennsylvania in April, 1863, went to Morris, Grundy County, Illinois, where he lived for fourteen years; then, on account of failing health, he visited Florida for eighteen months and returned north as far as St. Clair County, Missouri. In April, 1881, in connection with his brother, he erected a saw mill, and they are also associated together in farming and raising stock. Mrs. H. M. Urich was a member of the Christian Church. Joseph H. Urich is a Democrat, while his brother is Republican in politics. The former belongs to the A. F. & A. M. fraternity. Thomas Ashford Peebly was born December 10, 1811, in Knoxville, Tennessee, and in 1818 accompanied his parents to Howard County, Missouri. Moving to St. Clair County in 1834, he purchased land. He owned at his death 530 acres. December 11, 1839, he married Miss Margaret A. Hoover. Her mother, with five children, came to this county in 1835. Mr. and Mrs. Peebly had five children: Mary J., born July 20, 1841, married Paris Brown July 11, 1861, and died June 10, 1862; Martha A., born April 4, 1843 (wife of David Tapping); James, born March 15, 1845, died October 11 following; Ellen, born October 28, 1847, died November 7, 1847, and Henrietta M., whose death is recorded above. Mr. P. died February 14, 1876, and his widow now resides upon the old estate.