Transcribed from "An Illustrated History of The Big Bend Country, embracing
Lincoln, Douglas, Adams, and Franklin Counties", published by Western Historical
Publishing Co., 1904.
OTTO ULRICH is one of the stirring
business men of Connell, being one of the younger men who have come to
this new country to develop and improve it for the ingress of civilization's
benefits. He has wrought industriously and skillfully here and has
gained for himself a good standing and by his careful and obliging ways
has secured a first class patronage. While a harness maker by trade,
he is now conducting a real estate and insurance business in Connell.
Otto Ulrich was born in Lesueur county, Minnesota,
on February 6, 1878, the son of Charles and Minnie (Westhoff) Ulrich, natives
of Germany and Pennsylvania, respectively, and now dwelling in Minnesota.
Otto was reared and educated in Lesueur county and when of the proper age
he entered the harness shops and there spent three and one-half years in
learning and prosecuting his trade. He was skillful in it from the
beginning and has the reputation of being as fine a workman as is in this
part of the country. In 1900 he decided to come west, and as Washington
offered the best opportunities of any place he could find, he came here
and soon had decided to locate in Connell. Previous to this, however,
he had worked some in Ritzville and on April 1, 1901 he located in Connell,
started in the harness business, which he conducted until November 10,
1903. In 1902, he erected a new shop but disposed of this property
when he retired from the harness business. He owns other property
among which may be mentioned his residence. He is also deputy sheriff
of Franklin county and constable of Connell, which offices take some of
his time. Fraternally, Mr. Ulrich is associated with the M. W. A.
On February 18, 1903, Mr. Ulrich married Miss
Hannah Zimmermann, a native of Minnesota. Her father is John Zimmermann,
now dwelling in Minnesota. The mother died some time since.