George W. Rull, farmer, section 14, Ashland Township, was born in Washtenaw Co., Mich., Jan. 9, 1833, and is a son of Daniel D. and Catherine (Church) Rull, natives of New York. Mr. Rull came to Michigan in the fall of 1851 and located in the village of Newaygo, where he interested himself in the business of lumbering, in which he has operated to a considerable extent to the present date. He was engaged seven years with the celebrated lumber firm of Wilcox and Company, of Chicago, acting as a "scaler." In 1867 he purchased 80 acres of land in Ashland Township, all in heavy timber. He has devoted his efforst to clearing and improving it since 1879, and now has 63 acres under cultivation, with handsome residence and substantial farm buildings.
Mr. Rull is a Republican in politics, belongs to the Lodge No. 254, I. O. O. F. at Newaygo, and rejoices in affording to the observation of the public a fine sample of the genus "bachelor."