Green County, Wisconsin

Biographies

"A. C. Ula"

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.

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