E. L. HUPP was born in Washington county, Pennsylvania, on the 6th of October, 1826. Philip Hupp, his father, was a native of the same state. He married Phoebe Johnson, who was of Welsh extraction and a native of Pennsylvania. She died in 1843, and Philip Hupp died in 1865. There were five boys and one birl born to them, four of whom have survived the parents. At the age of fifteen Eli commenced learning the trade of harness making. In the spring of 1845 he came west, and stopped in Jersey county, Illinois, and worked at his trade in Otterville for four years, and then went upon a farm, where he remained unti l855, when he came to Macoupin county, and opened up the farm upon which he now resides, and which land he had entered some years prior to his removal here. He was united in marriage to Miss Minerva Jan Piggott, who is a native of Illinois. She comes from an old family, and is a niece of Judeg Piggott of St. Louis. Eight children have been born to them, seven of whom are living - five boys and two girls; two of the boys and one girl are married. Philip and Newton are in Marshall, Kansas, where they are engaged in farming. In politics Mr. Hupp is a republican. He cast his first vote for Zachary Taylor for President, in 1848. In life he has been very successful, as his broad acres of well-tilled fields and herds of fine stock will testify; - the accumulation of years of honest toil, and the practice of rigid economy, aided by sound judgement and busienss tact. He is regarded as one of the leading agriculturists of the county.