FREDERICK G. ULEN, farmer, P. O. Ullin, Ill., was born June 19, 1831, in Greenup County, Ky., a son of Samuel and Margaret Ann (Thompson) Ulen. He was born in Wheeling, W. Va., December 5, 1798, a son of Benjamin and Catharine (Carpenter) Ulen, he a native of Holland, and she born in Hagerstown, Md. Samuel Ulen was a shoemaker and saddler by trade, and later a farmer. He was a great politician, and cast the second vote in Pulaski County. His father had willed him, amongst other effects, nine negroes, which Samuel set at liberty. He moved to Missouri, and then to Alexander County in 1846, and in 1851, to Pulaski County. He was in the war of 1812, and died in 1867. His wife died shortly afterward. They were blessed with thirteen children, five of whom are living — Hamilton C., F. G., B. L., Matthew and Thomas J. Our subject's early education was received in his native county, and he afterward went to school in Missouri and also in Pulaski County. He remained with his father; engaged in farming until his marriage, which occurred October 30, 1853. He wedded Rebecca J. Nalley, born May 30, 1831, a daughter of Walter and Sarah (Garner) Nalley, he from Virginia, and she from Kentucky. Mr. and Mrs. Ulen are the parents of eleven children, eight of whom are living — Mary A., born September 4, 1854; James A. and William A., twins, born September 13, 1859; Nellie B., January 16, 1862; Sarah, August 16, 1865; Samuel, May 28, 1867; Daniel M., March 22, 1870, and Frederick J., July 20, 1872. In 1854, Mr. Ulen purchased 200 acres of land in Union County, since which he has bought and sold several pieces in the three counties. He now has 105 acres, which are given to general farming. He and wife are members of the Methodist Church, and politically he is a stanch Republican.
Extracted 02 Nov 2014 by Norma Hass from 1883 History of Alexander, Union and Pulaski Counties, Illinois, Part V - Biographical Sketches, pages 324-325.