George W. Ubbelohde is the owner of the Evergreen Dairy Farm, consisting of one hundred and twenty acres of fine agricultural land adapted to dairy purposes located four and one-half miles west of Sheboygan Falls. He is a man highly respected throughout Sheboygan county and his dairy farm has long since enjoyed the enviable reputation of being one of the most highly developed and well equipped dairy farms in Wisconsin. He was born in Plymouth, August 27, 1866, and is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Ubbelohde. The father was a native of Hamburg, Germany, and emigrated to the United States in 1844, settling in New York city. He, however, remained there only a year and then removed to Wisconsin, settling in Plymouth township, Sheboygan county, on a farm where he continued to live until 1873. At that time he disposed of his property and moved to Fond du Lac, where he lived a retired life until 1887. He then removed to Glenbeulah, Sheboygan county, where he established a home and passed the remaining years of his life.
Mr. Ubbelohde was married in 1847 to Miss Malvina Halla, a native of Briehm, Germany. While a student at college she became acquainted with her future husband, before her removal to this country. She emigrated to America in 1847 and upon reaching New York city her marriage was immediately celebrated and she and her husband removed to Wisconsin. To Mr. and Mrs. Ubbelohde were born ten children, all of whom survive: William, who is married and is engaged in farming in Waldo, Sheboygan county ; Charles, who is married and resides at Castle Rock, Washington; Theodore, who is married and is engaged in farming and cheese-making at Hull's Crossing, in Greenbush township; Edward, who is married and is engaged in farming near Glenbeulah; August, who is married and is engaged in farming at Long Prairie, Minnesota; George W., of this review; Herman, who is married and is employed as an engineer in Milwaukee, this state; Charlotte, who married George Graves, a farmer of Glenbeulah; Amelia, the wife of William Coon, who is engaged in draying in Fond du Lac; and Mary, who is the wife of Fred Amwig, a farmer of Long Prairie, Minnesota.
George W. Ubbelohde was reared in his parents' home and educated in the district schools. After leaving school he at once engaged in farming, starting in life at the age of twenty-one. He first rented eighty acres of choice Wisconsin farm land which he successfully cultivated for three years or until 1889, when he purchased the property and has since added to his holdings until he is now the owner of one hundred and twenty acres of choice farm land, located four and one-half miles west of Sheboygan Falls. He has made a specialty of breeding high grade dairy stock and is operating his place as an up-to-date dairy stock farm. The farm is known throughout his portion of the state as the Evergreen Dairy Fann and is conceded to be one of the best equipped and most carefully cultivated and managed places of its kind in Sheboygan county.
On December 28, 1887, Mr. Ubbelohde was united in marriage to Miss Antoinette Joslin, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Joslin, the father a native of New York and the mother of Germany. The father passed away not long after his marriage and the mother resides with her son on the old homestead. To Mr. and Mrs. Ubbelohde five children have been born: Grace, who is attending high school at Plymouth; Frank, who has pursued the short course at the university; Jennie and Robert, residing at home; and Alice, who is attending high school at Sheboygan Falls.
In politics Mr. Ubbelohde is a republican and for three years served as assessor for Sheboygan Falls and for eight years was chairman of the county board. He is at present serving in the office of highway commissioner and for the past fifteen years has been clerk of the school district in which he lives. Fraternally he holds membership with the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and is also a member of the Equitable Fraternal Union. Mr. Ubbelohde and his wife are members of the Baptist church and he is one of the well known and useful citizens of the county in which he resides. His integrity in business transactions has never been questioned and the high standard of his moral life has been recognized aS one of the moulding influences for the betterment of the people throughout Sheboygan county.
Information gathered and adapted from History of Sheboygan County, Wisconsin, Past and Present
Carl Zillier, Editor
Pubished by The S.J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1912, Chicago, IL