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Past and Present of Livingston County
Volume 2. Biographies
by Major A. J. Roof. 1913
Lawrence Uhrmacher, who since 1870 has been a resident of Livingston county and for many years one of its most enterprising and progressive agriculturists, was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, September 2. 1955, a son of Nicholas and Catherine (Sebastian) Uhrmacher The father was a shoemaker by trade and followed that Occupation for some time in Wisconsin, moving in 187o to a farm in Livingston county. He resides thereon at the present time and ha reached the advanced age of ninety-five. His wife passed away in 1902, at the age of seventy, and is buried in the May cemetery.
Lawrence Uhrmacher acquired his education in the public school of Hustisford, Wisconsin, and laid aside his books at the age of fifteen. He came with his parents to Livingston county and was here reared to the Occupation of farming, becoming familiar at an early age with the duties and labors which fall to the lot of the agriculturist. He assisted with the work of the homestead until the age of twenty-six, when he began, farming on his own account, and he has since followed the business, having today attained a position as one of the most prominent and successful agriculturists in this part of the county When he started out on his own account he had but forty acres of land on section 22, Cream Ridge township, but he carefully managed his finances, made the best use of his opportunities and, as the years passed by, was enabled to purchase more land until he now owns one hundred and forty acres. He has not only successfully tilled the fields, but has also fed cattle on a large scale, his stock-raising interests interests being profitable and important. He has improved his farm with a fine residence, erected the necessary outbuildings and barns and installed the newest machinery, owning today a model farm.
In Cream Ridge township, February 20, 1881, Mr. Uhrmacher was united in marriage to Miss Ida Thompson, a daughter of George and Emily (Booth) Thompson, the former a veteran of the Civil war and a pioneer farmer of Mercer county, Missouri. He died in 1864 and was survived by his wife until 1866. Both are buried in the Goshen cemetery in Mercer county. They had two children besides the wife of the subject of this review: William, who is a farmer in Ottawa, Kansas, and Fiesta. The latter married H. C. Miller, of Princeton, Mercer county, Missouri. She died in 1892 and is buried in the Goshen cemetery. Mr. and Mrs. Uhrmacher became the parents of six children: Lawrence N., a railroad carpenter residing in Omaha, Nebraska; William R., a farmer in Cream Ridge township; Fern, who became the wife of Clarence Sandidge, by whom she has one daughter, Ida Catherine; Garnett, who married Lloyd Littrell, a bookkeeper residing in Chula and Dixie and H. Glenn, who are attending school. Mr. Uhrmacher gives his political allegiance to the democratic party and is active and progressive in matters of citizenship, having served for some time as director of the school board. He is interested in all that pertains to the welfare and upbuilding of the community and his labors have brought him a measure of success which is gratifying, his prosperity being due to his diligence and his business probity.