Biography - Henry Wubker

Henry WUBKER, merchant, Witt, was born in Jacksonville, Ill., August 21, 1844, son of William and Lena (MAAS) WUBKER; the former, born near Minden, Prussia, February 10, 1816; the later, in Hanover City, Hanover, Germany, August 21, 1818. Our subject, the eldest of six children, received the foundation of his education at Jacksonville, Ill.; he also attended school near Virginia, in Cass County, Ill., and, in 1871 and 1872, attended Chicago University, Chicago, Ill., where he finished his education. Mr. WUBKER was engaged in farming and in teaching school till the year 1873; in that year, he removed to Irving, Montgomery County, and engaged in the mercantile business there until 1878, when he removed to Witt, and there carries on an extensive business in dry goods, drugs and agricultural implements. At Irving, Montgomery County, May 3, 1876, he married Lucy A COWELL, born in Staunton, Macoupin Co., Ill., September 27, 1854, daughter of John and Caroline (TRUITT) COWELL; there have been born to them two children - Hubert L., who died July 5, 1881; and Henry T. Mr. WUBKER is a man of fine business abilities; in politics, he is a Democrat; he is a member of the A., F. & A. M., and Knights of Honor.

Extracted 22 Nov 2016 by Norma Hass from 1882 History of Bond and Montgomery Counties, Illinois, Part 2 Biographical Department, pages 316-317.

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