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Virginia Uhlman Nader Papers - MS 1025
Henry Caspar Uhlman (1842-1923) was born June 3, 1842 in Hanover, Germany, one of the children of Caspar Hermann and Maria Luise Hacke Uhlmann. His parents brought the family to the United States in 1843 and settled near Woodville, in Sandusky County, Ohio. H.C. worked on the family farm until age fifteen, when he began working as a clerk in the general store owned by Ira B. Banks in Pemberville, Ohio.
After three years he left the Banks store for a similar position at a Toledo dry goods store, but later returned to become a partner with Banks at another dry goods store in Weston, Ohio. Uhlman eventually bought out Banks' share of the business in 1878. In 1903, Uhlman sold the business to his son Fred and son-in-law, A.B. Baldwin.
He married Melissa Hill (born August 20, 1844; died January 3, 1926) on February 20, 1870, and they had three children: Fannie Augusta (who married A.B. Baldwin), Grace May (who married John C. White), and Frederick William (who married Grace Millikin). H.C. Uhlman served as the first president of the Citizens Banking Company of Weston and as the second mayor of Weston. He died April 23, 1923 of pneumonia.
Frederick W. Uhlman (1881-1974) was born March 5, 1881 in Weston, Ohio. After graduating from Adelbert College of Western Reserve University, where he was active in the Delta Upsilon fraternity, Fred became a partner in his father's business. He later founded the F.W. Uhlman Company, which operated the Uhlman stores and Plaza U shops in Michigan and Ohio. He became one of northwest Ohio's most successful businessmen and was also a vice president and director of the merged Bank of Wood County.
He married Grace Millikin February 20, 1917, and they had three children: two sons, Frederick and Robert, and a daughter, Grace Virginia Uhlman Nader, for whom this collection is named. Fred died April 23, 1974 after three years of hospitalization.
Grace Millikin Uhlman (1889-1983) was born March 29, 1889 in Bolivar, NY to William H. and Alice Davie Millikin. Grace and her husband were instrumental in founding Wood County Hospital in Bowling Green, Ohio.
|She was a trustee of the First Presbyterian Church in Bowling Green and was also a charter member of the Bowling Green Women's Club. Grace died October 19, 1983.|
|Frederick Uhlman, Jr. (1919-2010 ) Born May 13, 1919 to Frederick W. and Grace Millikin Uhlman, Frederick attended Denison University, Granville, Ohio. During World War II he served in the U.S. Coast Guard, primarily in the Gulf Coast region, but with some service in Hawaii where he served on the LST 69 at the time of an accidental explosion. Married to wife Elizabeth, children Jim, Fred, Betsy, and Jane.|
|Robert M. Uhlman (1926-2010 ) Born February 7, 1926 to Frederick W. and Grace Millikin Uhlman, Robert attending school at Western Reserve Academy in Hudson, Ohio, and then Cranbrook. During World War II he served with the U.S. Marines in the Pacific. He was the head of the Uhlman Stores Corporation, with brother Fred and sister Virginia as Directors of the Corporation. Married to wife Patricia, children Linda, June, Jeffrey, and Melissa.|
Grace May Uhlman White (1877-1967) was born in Weston, Ohio on May 27, 1877. She attended college at Oberlin, Ohio and married John C. White in November 1899, after which the couple moved to Bowling Green.
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