- A. C. ULA, who was born in the town of York, Green county,
May 12, 1865, is a son of J. C.
- and Thora (ANDERSON) ULA, and belongs to those Wisconsin
farmers whose work is so much an expression of character and
pronounced integrity that it gives a name to the State as the
home of a bright and progressive class of agriculturists. Among
these A. C. ULA, has a distinctive right to be reckoned. His
home is on a farm of 120 acres in section 15, of York township,
five miles east of Blanchardville, and about twenty-five miles
northwest of Monroe.
- J. C. ULA, his father, was one of the leading citizens of
his time, and was born in Norway, Aug.
- 31, 1840, and was a son of Christen and Olaug (OLSON) ULA,
who came to Green county, Wis., in 1852. They made their home
in Albany township, that county, and the following year they
took up government land in the town of York, making it their
home as long as they lived. Christen and Olaug ULA were the parents
of five children: (1) J. C., mentioned above as the father of
A. C. ULA; (2) Julia, who married E. L. SOPER, of the town of
York; (3) Hans, of the town of York; (4) Ole, of Buffalo county,
Wis.; and (5) Inger, deceased. Christen ULA died in 1888, and
his widow in 1891. Both were laid to rest in the ULA cemetery,
on the old homestead. They were among the very early settlers
of the town of York, and are remembered by the old settlers as
people of good hearts and kind spirit.
- J. C. ULA was married to Miss Thora ANDERSON, of the town
of York, June 27, 1864, by
- whom he became the father of the following children: A. C.,
whose name introduces this article; Andrew, born July 17, 1866,
died in September, 1889; Lena, born Dec. 7, 1867, married Edward
IVERSON, of Emmet county, Iowa; Gertrude, born April 10, 1869,
married Melvin EIDSMORE, of the town of Moscow, Iowa Co., Wis.;
Nettie, born Dec. 17, 1870, died in 1886; Olie, born May 2, 1872,
is the widow of John ELSTAD, and the mother of one son, Norman
J., being now an inmate of the home of her mother on the old
farm; Hannah, born March 19, 1874, is the wife of A. O. BURGER,
of North Dakota; Peter O., born Feb. 5, 1876, is unmarried, and
is engaged in cultivating the old farm; John, born Feb. 1, 1878,
is at home; Tena, born Dec. 5, 1879, is unmarried, lives at home,
and is in charge of the postoffice at Ula. Clara, born Jan. 30,
1884, is at home; Anton, born Feb. 27, 1886; Oscar F., born Dec.
9, 1888; Alma, born Feb. 17, 1893, is the youngest of this interesting
family of sixteen children, two of whom died in infancy. J. C.
ULA was a leading man in his time in the community in which he
lived. For many years he served at different times as justice
of the peace, and chairman of the town, assessor, school director
and constable of this town. In the course of his active and busy
life he was called upon to administer many estates.
- Mr. ULA was a member of the 46th Wis. V.I., entering the
service in 1865, and serving until the
- close of the war, when he received an honorable discharge.
Mr. ULA was a stanch Republican, and a consistent member of the
Lutheran Church. His death occurred Jan. 24, 1898, and his remains
are resting in Ula cemetery, on the home farm. Mr. ULA came to
Green county, and began his struggle for success here under very
depressing circumstances, but rose from poverty to own a fine
farm of 400 acres, well supplied with creditable dwelling house,
farm buildings, and all the requiring sites for intelligent and
profitable farming. His loss was deeply felt by his family and
by the community in which he lived, for he was a good citizen,
a courteous and obliging neighbor, and a loving husband and father.
- A. C. ULA was married Oct. 2, 1887, to Miss Jennie E. DAVIS,
a daughter of David and Agnes
- (OLSON) DAVIS, of Argyle, Wis., and has become the father
of three children, two of whom are living: John D., born Feb.
18, 1889; and Ada, born April 10, 1892. Mr. ULA has remained
on the farm, and had his education in the public schools. When
he became a young man he engaged in the mercantile business,
and was located in Argyle for eight years. Leaving the store
at the end of that period, he resumed the work to which he was
reared, and is now engaged in general stock farming, devoting
much attention to the dairy business, and has become one of the
foremost young farmers of the town.
- Like his father, Mr. ULA is a stanch Republican, and has
served his town as school clerk and
- treasurer, justice of the peace, and for the last three years
has been township assessor. He is a devout follower of the teachings
of Luther. Mr. ULA is one of the most respected and useful men
of the town, and both he and his wife are counted good neighbors
and kind friends.
- Taken from "Commemorative Biographical Record of
the Counties of Rock, Green, Grant, Iowa and Lafayette Wisconsin,"
(c)1901 Union Publishing; pp. 889-890.
- Courtesy of Carol.