JOHN VAUPEL was born in Heussian Castle, Germany, March 1, 1820 and came to this county in 1855. He attended the common schools for five yeas and for the same length of time was in the military school. He served a term of six years in the flying artillery of
Germany. He was married to Margaret Sahmeihart Oct 19, 1851. They have five children: Christopher, born June 8, 1852; John, born Sept 12, 1858; George born Dec 26, 1860; Annie, born Nov 6, 1863; and Charlie, born Nov 3, 1865. Mr. Vaupel is engaged in farming on section 2. He is a member of the Lutheran Church, Pekin. In politics he is a Republican. Post-office address Groveland.