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John Ufheil

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Posted: 3 Mar 2001 5:00AM GMT
Classification: Biography
Edited: 23 Jun 2001 9:50AM GMT
Surnames: Ufheil, Bechdold, Schafer, Kauf
From History of Huntington County, 1887, page 552

John Ufheil, of Huntington, is a native of Germany, and was born May 26, 1838, being the second in a family of eleven children, born to John and Johanna (Bechdold) Ufheil, with whom he came to America in 1847, and to this county, in 1852. John spent his youth working upon his father's farm four miles west of Huntington. When he became of age he turned his attention to the carpenter's trade. This was learned in due time, and to it his undivided attention has been directed ever since. He continued to make his home at his father's until he reached the age of twenty-five, when on the 23d day of November, 1866, he was married to Margarethe Schafer, also a native of Germany. She was born December 25, 1841, being the daugher of Lawrence and Catharine E. (Kauf) Schafer, with whom she came to America and to the village of Huntington, in the spring of 1857. Since his marriage Mr. Ufheil has been a resident of Huntington. He and wife have had born to them eight children: Ann Elizabeth, Mary Louisa, Catharine Frances, John Henry, Edward Stephen and Magdalena (twins), Joseph, and a daughter that died in infancy, unnamed. Joseph and Magdalena also died in infancy. Mr. and Mrs. Ufheil are members of the Catholic Church.

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