De Grove Bull, living on section 26, Mount Pleasant Township, was born in Raymond Township, October 1, 1867, and in his youthful days enjoyed the educational advantages offered by the common schools, while later he attended Rochester Academy until he reached the age of twenty-two years. He engaged in farming with his father for three years and then went to Chicago, where he secured a position with Marshall Field & Company, serving in the shipping department for about seven years. On the expiration of that period he returned to Racine County and again worked upon his father’s farm for three years. He then removed to Mount Pleasant Township, where he cultivated his father’s place of one hundred and sixty acres, and now for fifteen or sixteen years he has lived upon this farm, which he has brought to a high state of cultivation and improvement. From early spring planting until crops are harvested in the late autumn there is no feature of his farm work that is neglected. He watches all details pointing to success and his careful management is bringing to him the merited reward of labor.
In 1906 Mr. Bull was married to Miss Anna Hay, a daughter of George Hay, of Racine, and they have two children living, Charles and George, and have lost one child. Mr. Bull belongs to the Knights of Pythias lodge at Racine and the Woodmen camp at North Cape. His political endorsement is given to the Republican Party. He has many sterling characteristics and his fellow townsmen and those who have had business relations with him speak of him in terms of high regard, knowing that his word is ever reliable and that he may be counted upon at all times to do that which he believes to be right.