DANIEL REAMER ULERY. Among the trusty employees of the Pennsylvania railroad system residing at Greensburg, Pennsylvania, is Daniel R. Ulery, born May 14, 1869, in Westmoreland county, Pennsylvania.
(I) Henry Ulery (grandfather) came from Germany, his native country, and settled in Unity township, Westmoreland county, Pennsylvania. Here he married Hannah Hugus, and they became the parents of Sophia, who married Henry Seaman, and they reared a large family. Augustus, born 1843, on the old homestead, of whom later. Fanny, married and lives in Venango county, Pennsylvania. Herman, married Sadie Blair, of Westmoreland county. Henry Ulery was by occupation a farmer.
(II) Augustus Ulery (father), born in 1843, has been a railroader nearly all his life. He now resides at Donahoe, a few miles out of Greensburg. He has been division foreman on the Pennsylvania railroad many years. He married Elizabeth Jane Topper, whose brother and sisters were: Wilson J., Lovinia, Louisa, deceased; and Samuel. Mr. and Mrs. Augustus Ulery had children: Daniel Reamer, born May 14, 1869, and Louis Marshal, born July 22, 1871. The lasts named is still single and remains at home. Politically the father is a Republican, and was reared in the Reformed church.
III. Daniel R. Ulery obtained his education at the common and high schools of Greensburg, Pennsylvania. Upon leaving school he had an ambition to achieve something in life by his own efforts, and at once entered the employ of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company, first as a water-boy. Proving faithful to this trust he received promotion to the agency at George Station, in 1884, and remained at his duties for seven years at the point. He was made agent at Donahoe, July 1, 1891. where he mastered telegraphy and remained to October 1, 1895. He has served in the telegraph service since 1895, and now has charge of the southwest junction, "the tower." at Greensburg. Mr. Ulery married, July 2, 1901, Anna Elizabeth Borlin, daughter of Albert and Elizabeth (Steiner) Borlin, of Hempfield township. Mrs. Ulery's father ran a livery and also a restaurant at one time in the borough of Greensburg. He served in the Twenty-eight Pennsylvania Regiment of Volunteers from Westmoreland county, being in service from 1861 to 1865, receiving an honorable discharge. He was born in Salem township April 24, 1843, married Elizabeth Steiner, June 25, 1868; she was born in West Newton, October 2, 1848. To Mr. Ulery and wife was born one child, Emily Elizabeth, June 29, 1903. In 1902 Mr. Ulery purchased a comfortable residence property at No. 355 East Pittsburg street, Greensburg, not far distant from the "Tower," where he is employed as telegrapher. His wife is a member of the Lutheran church, which they both attend. He is a member of Philanthropy Lodge, No. 225, A.F. and A.M., of Greensburg, Pennsylvania; M.W.A., No. 10,950; Branch No. 2 of the Grand Fraternity; and Pittsburg Division of the Order of Railway Telegraphers, No. 52. He also carries a protective policy in the Sun Life Insurance Company of Canada.
Source Pages 74 and 75 History of Westmoreland County, Volume II, Pennsylvania by John N. Boucher. New York, The Lewis Publishing Company, 1906
Transcribed March 24, 2001 by Marilynn Wienke for the Westmoreland County History Project
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