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Daniel Upp

UPP, Daniel, who is living in comfortable retirement at No. 802 Jackson Street, in Macomb, Ill., was formerly a successful farmer in Macomb Township, in this county. He was born in Hocking County, Ohio, July 11, 1850, a son of George and Rachel (Tower) Upp. Both of his parents were natives of Ohio, his father born in Circleville, Pickaway County, and his mother, in Hocking County. James Tower, the maternal grandfather, was born in the State of Maryland. George Upp, the father, followed the occupation of a farmer, and on first coming to Illinois worked a farm in Emmet Township, McDonough County, but afterwards bought land in Macomb Township. Daniel Upp is the second of a family of four children born to his father and mother, and was brought to McDonough County when he was in his second year. He grew up on the farm, attending the district school at intervals, and living under the paternal roof until he attained the age of twenty-three years. At that period he engaged in farming on a portion of the homestead and continued thus until 1902, except during the years which he spent in Nebraska. In 1902 his father deeded to him 200 acres of the homestead, and in the same year Daniel Upp bought residence property in Macomb, to which he moved, having withdrawn from active labors. The father died August 6, 1902, and the mother in 1886.

On December 25, 1873, Mr. Upp was united in marriage with Mary Harris, who was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, and there, in youthful days, attended the public schools. From this union sprang four children, namely: Mattie (Mrs. Patrick Whalen), George, Astella Dorothy (Mrs. Arthur), and Mahala. Mrs. Upp's parents, William and Mary M. McRay, were natives of Ireland. Mr. Upp is in comfortable circumstances, and in the fullness of his vigor is content to enjoy in quiet leisure the fruits of his early labors. Politically, the subject of this sketch is counted in the ranks of the Democratic party.

Source: The Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of McDonough County, compiled by Dr. Newton Bateman, and Paul Shelby, 1907, volume 2, page 1032, extracted 07 Aug 2020 by Norma Hass.

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