L. D. STOPHLET, merchant, Mound City, one of the prominent business men of Mound City, was born in Pulaski County, Ill., September 8, 1849, and is a son of P. W. and Sophia (Howell) Stophlet, the former a native of Ohio, born in 1812 and died in January, 1864; a mechanic by occupation, who came to this county in 1832. The latter was born in New York in 1815, and died in Mound City in 1869. She was the mother of nine children, of whom the following are now living: Mrs. Henriette Capoot, Loren D., Mrs. Mary E. Hughes, Frank W. and Mrs. Cora B. Kittle. Loren D. Stophlet, our subject, was educated in the common schools of his native county. At fifteen years of age, he engaged as clerk in a general merchandising store for J. J. Freeman, and remained with him for about three years. In 1871, he engaged in the grocery business on his own account, and continued the same for one year. In 1872, he engaged in the Mound City Stave Factory business, in partnership with other gentlemen, for one year. In 1873, he engaged in the present business, and has influenced a large and lucrative trade; his stock is complete in groceries, provisions, queens and glassware; also a full line of tin and hardware. In 1873, he married, in Mound City, Miss Anna Fair, who was born near Charleston, Mo., September 9, 1856. She is a daughter of Frank A. and Sophia (Copp) Fair. Mr. Stophlet is a self-made man in every respect; an independent man in political affairs, and the Treasurer of Mound City.
Extracted 02 Nov 2014 by Norma Hass from 1883 History of Alexander, Union and Pulaski Counties, Illinois, Part V - Biographical Sketches, page 279.