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John Thomas Ulmer
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Birth: Dec. 16, 1862
Bond County
Illinois, USA
Death: Apr. 3, 1923
Jasper County
Missouri, USA

h/o Virginia Rose Dewey.

Birth: 3rd of father's five known children in Bond county, Illinois.

Father died around 1868, mother remarried.

Census: 1870, age 7 Beaver Creek township, Bond county, Illinois with mother and step-father, John Shaberman, half or step-brother & four siblings.

Census: 1910, age 47 Effingham, Effingham county, Illinois with wife & two sons, he a liveryman, oil dealer, older son, undertaker, at 118 south Fourth street.

John T. Ulmer removed his family from Effingham, Illinois to Carthage, Missouri where he purchased a building at 200 west Fourth street, 27 April 1916, from as representative of the Bank of Carthage, of which he was cashier, moving the funeral business he had bought on west Third street, then later, moving their operation to a large home at 502 west Macon street. He was self employed, being an owner of the Ulmer Undertaking Company, later Ulmer-Drake Funeral Home.

Census: 1920, age 57, Carthage, Jasper county, Missouri with wife & two sons, an undertaker, at 200 west Fourth street.

Death: in Carthage, Jasper county, Missouri at age 60 of pneumonia and kidney complications. Attending physician; Dr. David Wise, M.D., informant, his wife.

Father: Martin Ulmer, jr b: about 1832 Baden, Aargau, Switzerland.
Mother: Katherine White b: about 1835.
Sister: Percelia Ulmer Provost of St. Louis, Missouri. Her husband, was the owner of Provost Undertaking Company in St. Louis. For a time, John's son Ed went to St. Louis and was associated with his uncle, Harry Provost. He remained there until he completed his course and became a licensed embalmer, then moving to Carthage, Missouri and going into business with his father in the Ulmer Undertaking Company business.

Marriage: [Virginia] Rose Dewey b: 27 MAY 1862 Greenville, Bond county, Illinois.
Married: 18 MAR 1886 Bond county, Illinois.(Lic #42)

Known Children

Harry Dewey Ulmer b: 15 MAY 1890 Greenville, Bond county, Illinois.

Edward/Edwin Carl Ulmer b; 28 OCT Greenville, 1892 Bond county, Illinois.


April 4, 1923


Came To Carthage Seven Years Ago and Engaged in Undertaking Business

John T. Ulmer, head of the Ulmer Undertaking Company here for the last seven years until his retirement from the firm only recently, died at 5 o'clock yesterday afternoon at the Ulmer home, 502 West Macon Street.

He had been ill since march 16. His death was due to pleural pneumonia. His condition had been critical for several days. Mr. Ulmer was 60 years old. Prior to coming to Carthage he was engaged in business at Effingham, Illinois for 20 years, residing previous to that time in Bond County, Illinois, where he was born, December 16, 1862.

It was in March 1916 that Mr. Ulmer purchased the business of the Gierhart Undertaking Company and moved his family to Carthage. With his two sons, Harry and Ed Ulmer, he conducted the business here. It was since he was taken ill that a deal was consummated whereby he retired from the company, Mayor Charles F. Drake purchasing an interest and the firm name being changed to Ulmer-Drake.
During his seven years in business here Mr. Ulmer had become well known in Carthage. He was a member of the Elks Lodge here and a member of the Baptist Church at his old home in Illinois.

Surviving him are his wife and the two sons, also three sisters and one brother. The sisters and brother are;
Mrs. Walter Booker and
Mrs. H D 'Percelia' Provost of St. Louis
Mrs. John Pauley of Highland, Illinois and
George Washington Ulmer of Greenville, Illinois

The body will be taken to Greenville, Illinois where Mr. Ulmer resided prior to moving to Effingham, for funeral and burial. No services were conducted in Carthage.
Family links: 
  Martin Ulmer (1832 - 1868)
  Catherine White Carbonean (1835 - ____)
  Virginia Rosa Dewey Ulmer (1862 - 1929)
  Harry Dewey Ulmer (1890 - 1943)*
  Edwin Carl Ulmer (1892 - 1956)*
  Anna R Ulmer Pauly (1858 - 1936)*
  John Thomas Ulmer (1862 - 1923)
  Percelia Ulmer Provost (1868 - 1941)*
*Calculated relationship
Camp Ground Cemetery
Bond County
Illinois, USA
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Originally Created by: NJBrewer
Record added: Jan 21, 2011
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John Thomas Ulmer
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"That best portion of a good man's life, His little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and of love." - William Wordsworth
- NJBrewer
 Added: Jan. 21, 2011

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