Biography of John Unold

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JOHN UNOLD, merchant, LaGrange, was born in Bavaria, Germany, in 1829. son of George and Mary Unold, He came to Cook County in 1856, and located in Chicago, where he engaged in the harness business, which trade be learned in early life. This he followed for one year, then went to Fullersburg, DaPage County, where he carried on the harness business and engaged in the grocery trade. In 1867 he came to Lyons Township, and started his present business in groceries, feed, coal and wood, He also carries a full line of paints and oils. In 1852 he married Miss Martha Hoppach. They have had nine children, four now living— Louis, George, Amelia and Oteldo. Mr. Unold has been school director for fifteen years. Louis and George ace carrying on the business which he established. Mr. Unold was in the war of the Rebellion. He enlisted in 1862 in Company D, 105th Illinois Volunteer Infantry, and was transferred to Company I, of same regiment, and was promoted Second, and then First, Sergeant. He participated in the battles of Resaca, New Hope Church, Buzzard’s Roost, Kenesaw Mountain, Peach Tree Creek, and other engagements of his command. He was wounded at the battle of New Hope Church by a piece of shell in the left leg. On the second day of Sherman's march to the sea the Captain of his company was wounded, and Mr. Unold took his place. He was in Silver Creek, N. C., and Bentonville. In the spring of 1865 he was promoted to Captain of Company I. He was mustered out in June of the same year.


FROM:
History of Cook County, Illinois
From the earliest period to the present time.
BY: A. T. Andreas
A. T. Andreas, Publisher
Chicago 1884.