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Farm Residence of
of Green Camp,
Marion Co., OH
The homestead owned and occupied by the subject ot this sketch is
one of the most desirable and attractive within the limits of Green
Camp Township, Marion County. It is pleasantly located and
embellished with a good residence and corresponding outbuildings of
Mr. Uncapher was born Oct. 6, 1819, in Westmoreland County, Pa., to Peter and Elizabeth (Ringer) Uncapher. The father was born in Virginia and during his earlier years was a carpenter. He afterward engaged in farming, and continued to follow this vocation for the remainder of his days. He departed this life some years prior to the decease of his good wife.
To Peter and Elizabeth Uncapher there were born many children. Of these, Michael moved to Illinois in early manhood and died in Galena; George, John and Philip are deceased; Margaret married Louis Ackerman; Andrew was the next born; Simon lives in Foxburg, Pa., and has in his possession the old family Bible, in which the record of the children's births appear: Hannah, Isaac, Catherine, Elizabeth and Joseph are deceased; Anna and Samuel make their home in Pennsylvania. The father of this large family was fairly successful in life and gave to his children the best education which the day and his means afforded. He was a member of the Dutch Presbyterian Church, while his good wife was a Lutheran by faith and practice. In politics the father was a Democrat, stanch and true.
Andrew Uncapher was married Feb. 10, 1857, to Sarah Brinker, the daughter of Henry and Elizabeth (Shibeler) Brinker, natives of Pennsylvania. They emigrated to this state in 1851, and, locating in Marion County, here made their home until their decease, the mother passing away Aug. 14 1880, and the father dying Jan. 31, 1887. Their eight children were: Susanna, now the wife of Martin Johnson of this county; Sarah, now Mrs. Uncapher; John deceased; Mary, the widow of Orland Courts; Catherine who married James Andrews; Harriet, now Mrs. James Maddox; Lydia; the widow of William Carmine; and Elizabeth, the wife of Jacob Bricker, of Green Camp Township.
Our subject lived at home until attaining his majority, when he entered the employ of a good builder with the desire to learn the carpenter's trade. He worked for the same man for two years, and at the end of that time possessed sufficient knowledge of building and materials to begin to do journeyman’s work, and for five years traveled about the country. He gained a good reputation as a contractor and builder, and after coming to Marion, in 1847, had all he could do in this line of work for seventeen years. He has also dealt quite extensively in buying and selling land, but at the present time is living on a tract of seventy-four acres which he owns in this township. On this he has erected a substantial residence and good barns and made it one of the very best farms in the county. The tract was covered with timber when it came into his possession, but thirty years’ residence on it has resulted in placing it under the best methods of improvement. His life here has been a happy and successful one, and he is held in high regard by the people of Green Camp Township and the surrounding country.
The marriage of our subject with Miss Brinker has resulted in the birth of six children. Mary K. was born Dec. 26, 1857, and is now the wife of John W. Davis, of this county; Laura C., born Apr. 8, 1860, is now Mrs. Wallace McBride, and lives in Hardin County; Sarah J. was born June 10, 1862, and died May 28, 1863; Emma F., born Sept. 10, 1865, is now the wife of Enos Swope, a painter by trade, living in Wood County, Ohio; Lydia L. was born Apr. 14, 1868, and is now Mrs. Chris C. Summerlatt, of Green Camp; and Herman, who was born on the 4th of Sept., 1879, is attending school. The daughters were all given good educations, and prior to their marriage taught school. Both Mr. and Mrs. Uncapher are members of the United Brethren Church. In politics Mr. Uncapher is a Democrat. He was elected a member of the School Board some time ago, and is a man of whom every one speaks well.
Source: Portrait & Biographical Records of Marion & Hardin Counties, Ohio - 1895 - Page 536
|HIRAM L. UNCAPHER,
who is classed among the prominent and esteemed young farmers of
Marion Township, makes his home on section 28, where his birth
occurred July 31, 1860. His parents were Joseph and Rebecca
(Stonebarger) Uncapher, the father born in Pennsylvania and the
mother in Indiana. Both are now deceased, the father, who was
born July 12, 1809, dying April 12, 1894; and Mrs. Uncapher,
who was born Oct. 16, 1817, passing from earth Apr. 24, 1892.
They were worthy and respected residents of Marion Township, and as
old pioneers possessed the unlimited confidence of all who knew
them. They were farmers by occupation, and became well-to-do
in prosecuting their chosen calling. George Uncapher,
the grandfather of our subject, came to America from France.
To Joseph and Rebecca Uncapher was born a family of eight children, of whom Hiram L. was the youngest. Of his brothers and sisters we note the following: Daniel, born Dec. 21, 1837, in Marion County, is still living here, engaged in the pension and insurance business. His two sons are J. Hermon and Luther. Isaac was born June 27, 1839, and died May 19, 1841. Silas was born Feb. 28, 1841, and is at present engaged in farming in Marion Township. His children are Emma L., the wife of Albert Cummings; and Perry J. at home. Darius was born Jan. 30, 1843, and now makes his home with his brother, John. Thomas J. was born June 12, 1846, and makes his home in Big Island Township, where he has a good farm. John N. was born Aug. 8 1850.
Dec. 21, 1884, Hiram L. Uncapher was married to Allie, daughter of Jacob and Elizabeth (Huffman) Barks, natives, respectively, of Marion County, this state, and Pennsylvania. Mr. Barks was born Oct. 14, 1833, and his good wife Mar. 8, 1836. Their three children were Allie, Mrs. Uncapher, born Feb. 6, 1862; Levi, who was born Feb. 6, 1862, and died in infancy; and Olive, born June 19, 1864, and who resides at home.
To Mr. and Mrs. Uncapher has been born a family of four children, namely: Oda B., born Sept. 16, 1885; Olive, Oct. 9, 1887; Zola E., Sep. 3, 1889; and Ella M., Jan. 30, 1892. The latter is now deceased, passing away Sept. 17, 1894. The farm of our subject comprises about seventy-five acres, which he cultivates in an admirable manner. Mr. and Mrs. Uncapher are members in excellent standing of the Presbyterian Church.
†Source: Portrait & Biographical Records of Marion & Hardin Counties, Ohio - 1895 - Page 354
|JOHN A. UNCAPHER
|JOHN G. UNCAPHER
|THOMAS J. UNCAPHER