FRED HUFFMEIER, farmer, P. O. Ullin, was born in Hanover, Germany, February 1, 1846, and is a son of Clemer and Angel Huffmeier. He was educated in his native tongue, but since his arrival in this country has also acquired a knowledge of the English language. At the age of twenty-one, he came to this country. Landing first at Baltimore, he proceeded directly to Cincinnati, where he worked in a varnish house. It was here that he attended a night school, and gained the first rudiments of the English language. From Cincinnati he went to Livingston County, Ill., and there followed farming. Leaving that point at the end of two years, he came to Villa Ridge, Pulaski County. Here he learned to make staves under Mr. Younghaney. He worked for this man three years, and then started out for himself. After a lapse of eight years, in which he did quite a successful business, he left Villa Ridge and came to Ullin Precinct, in 1876, where he bought a farm of 120 acres, in Section 24, Town 14, Range 1 west. Of this, about eighty acres are in cultivation. He still follows his trade some. Mr. Huffmeier was married, December 24, 1874, to Ferbin Adkins, a daughter of Robert and Margaret (Andetond) Adkins. She has been the mother of two children, both of whom are now dead. He is a member of the Lutheran Church. In politics, he generally votes the Republican ticket.
Extracted 02 Nov 2014 by Norma Hass from 1883 History of Alexander, Union and Pulaski Counties, Illinois, Part V - Biographical Sketches, pages 327-328.