KUPISCH, AUGUST, - The German-American element in a community insures a solidity and substantiality not often produced by any other people. The Germans are a thrifty, reliable, industrious people, and when they come to the United States they do not leave these characteristics behind, but develop them to their own advantage, as well as that of the locality in which they locate. One of the excellent German-Americans of whom Sangamon County is justly proud, is August Kupisch, of No. 1050 Ohio Avenue, Springfield. He was born in Germany, November 16, 1866, a son of William Kupisch, born in Germany in 1841, and Charlotte Fuch, born in Germany in 1844. The father was a shoemaker who is still living in Germany, but the mother died in March, 1910, aged sixty-five years. Two children were born to the parents: William and August.
August Kupisch was educated in the public schools of Germany and taught to farm, thus continuing until 1903, when he came to Springfield, locating in the city and building his present residence, which he owns. In April, 1892, he married Wilhelmina Allrech, born in Germany, August 19, 1873, daughter of John and Minnie Allrech. There were four children in the Allrech family: Charlotte, Hohn, Fritz and Mrs. Kupisch. Mr. and Mrs. Kupisch were parents of nine children, three of whom were born in Germany and six in America: - Martha, born May 10, 1896; Johanna, born in March, 1898; Mary B., born in December, 1900; Anna and Ernest (twins), born November 16, 1903; Leida, born November 18, 1909; Henry B., August, and William. Mr. Kupisch is a member of the Lutheran Church and gives it his liberal support. In politics he is a Republican. He is in comfortable circumstances and stands high among his neighbors.