Biography of Andrew Uhl
Allegheny County, PA Biographies

ANDREW UHL, one of the best known German residents of the South Side, was born May 28, 1839, in Austria, son of George and Mary (Winter) Uhl, the former a farmer. Both his parents died in their native land.

Andrew Uhl received his education in the common schools, and from the early age of seven years was employed, after school hours and during vacations, in working on the farm. At sixteen he left home, and for a time supported himself by working for neighboring farmers. Later he served as driver of a stage carrying passengers through a number of towns, until the building of the railroad caused this means of traveling to be discarded. In 1866 he sailed from Bremen for New York, landing about June 28, and proceeding immediately to Pittsburg [sic], Pennsylvania, where he met friends. He obtained employment in Jones & Laughlin's mills, where he remained thirty five years, this long period of service speaking volumes for his usefulness and integrity. Later he found employment at carpenter work and at building coal barges. He has served several times as a juryman, and in politics is a stanch Republican, having ever been ready to do all in his power to advance the cause of the organization. He is a member of the Lutheran church.

Mr. Uhl married, December, 1867, Maggie Kinsel, who was born in Beron, Germany, and in 1866 came to the United States, making her home in Pittsburg [sic]. Mr. and Mrs. Uhl are the parents of three sons: 1. John, of Pittsburg [sic], married Maggie Woltz. 2. Frederick A., also of Pittsburg [sic]. 3. Albert F., baker on the South Side, married ------, of Virginia. Mr. Uhl, the father, enjoys the distinction of having been the first of his name to settle in Allegheny county. Since 1901 he has lived in retirement, having then relinquished all active labor.

A Century and a half of
Pittsburg and her people.
By: John Newton Boucher
The Lewis Publishing Company

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