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Dixon "Dick" Shidell was born August 20, 1888, in Sherry Twp., Wood Co., WI, and died July 6, 1959, in Nekoosa, Wood Co., WI, at age 70. Buried in Forest Hill Cemetery, Wisconsin Rapids, Wood Co., WI. He is the son of Adam William Scheidel and Lucinda Matilda Abbey.

Mary Leona  "Onie" Krubsack was born September 28, 1888, in Sherry Twp., Wood Co., WI, and died June 29, 1988, in Port Edwards, Wood Co., WI, at age 99. Buried in Forest Hill Cemetery, Wisconsin Rapids, Wood Co., WI. She is the daughter of Henry Krubsack of Prussia, Germany, and Louisa Schujahn of Dodge Co., WI.

Dixon "Dick" Shidell and Mary Leona  "Onie" Krubsack were married November 27, 1919, in Wisconsin Rapids, Wood Co., WI.

Dixon "Dick" Shidell and Mary Leona  "Onie" (Krubsack) Shidell had one child:

  1. Frederick Eugene Shidell: Born May 22, 1921, in Sherry Twp., Wood Co., WI; Died May 25, 2008, at his home in Vesper, Wood Co., WI (age 87). Married August 2, 1946, in Chicago, Cook Co., IL, to Alberta Adeline Lundberg: Born September 3, 1918, in Sigel Twp., Wood Co., WI; Died October 20, 2000, at St Joseph Hospital's Palliative Unit, Marshfield, Wood Co., WI (age 82).



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Dixon "Dick" Shidell and Mary Leona  "Onie" (Krubsack) Shidell are buried in Forest Hill Cemetery, Wisconsin Rapids, Wood Co., WI. Thanks to Find-A-Grave for making this image available.


Dixon "Dick" Shidell was born August 20, 1888, in Sherry Twp., Wood Co., WI.

Mary Leona  Krubsack was born September 28, 1888, in Sherry Twp., Wood Co., WI.

The 1890 Wisconsin Veterans Schedule shows Adam Shidell is living in Sherry Twp., Wood County, WI.  

The 1895 Wisconsin State Census taken on June 20, 1895 shows Adam Schidel is the Head of Household living in Sherry Twp., Wood Co., WI. The following are in the household: 6 Males, 4 Females. Of these, 8 born in the United States, 1 born in Great Britain, and 1 born in Scandinavia.
Leigh Larson note: The Great Britain person likely is Phoebe (Searle) Abbey, widowed mother of Lucinda (Abbey) Shidell. The Julius Paulson and Herman Krubsack families live nearby.

The 1900 U. S. Census taken on June 6, 1900 shows Adam Shidell (age 57) born April 1843 in France to French-born parents is a farmer living in Sherry Twp., Wood Co., WI having emigrated in 1860. Living with him is his wife of 35 years, Lucinda M. Shidell (age 52) born September 1849 in Canada to Canadian-born parents. Nine of the eleven children born to Lucinda are still alive. Also there are their children: Ida B. Shidell (age 15) born September 1885; James A. Shidell (age 12) born October 1887; Dixon Shidell (age 10) born August 1889; and Blanch E. (age 9) born May 1891. All children were born in Wisconsin. Also living there is Lucinda's mother, Phebe Abbey (age 72) born June 1827 in Canada to French and Canadian parents.

The 1900 U. S. Census taken on June 1, 1900 shows Henry Kreubsac (age 59) born January 1841 in Germany to German-born parents and having emigrated in 1870 and with Na Naturalization is a Farmer owning his own farm and living in Sherry Twp., Wood Co., WI. Living with him is his wife of 29 years, Louisa Kreubsac (age 50) born in Wisconsin to German-born parents with 8 of the 10 children born to her still living. The six unmarried children, all born in Wisconsin to German and Wisconsin-born parents, are: Fred Kreubsac (age 24) born February 1876 a Day Laborer; Henry Kreubsac (age 19) born July 1880 a Day Laborer; Laurence Kreubsac (age 19) born January 1881 a Farm Laborer; Otto Kreubsac (age 15) born September 1884 a Farm Laborer; Clara Kreubsac (age 13) born January 1887; and Leiona Kreubsac (age 10) born September 1889.

The 1905 Wisconsin State Census taken on June 1, 1905 shows Adam Shidell (age 62) born in Germany to German-born parents is a Farmer owning his own farm with a mortgage and living in Sherry Twp., Wood Co., WI. Living with him is his wife, Lucinda Shidell (age 56) born in Canada to Canadian-born parents. Also there are two his two unmarried children, both born in Wisconsin to German and Canadian-born parents: Dixan Shidell (age 16); and Blanch Shidell (age 14).

The 1905 Wisconsin State Census taken on June 1, 1905 shows shows Henry Krubsack (age 63) born in Germany to German-born parents is a Farmer owning his own farm free of a mortgage and is living in Sherry Twp., Wood Co., WI. Living with him is his wife, Louise Krubsack (age 55) born in Wisconsin to Wisconsin-born parents. Also living there are his six unmarried children, all born in Wisconsin to Wisconsin and German-born parents: Fred Krubsack (age 31), a Day Laborer; Henry Krubsack (age 25), a Farm Laborer; Laurence Krubsack (age 24), a Farm Laborer; Otto Krubsack (age 21), a Farm Laborer; Clara Krubsack (age 18), a House Keeper; and Leonia Krubsack (age 16), a Domestic.


1909 Plat Map of Sherry Twp., Wood Co., WI.


The 1910 U. S. Census taken on April 25, 1910 shows Adam Schidel (age 66) born in France of French-born parents is a farmer living in Sherry Twp., Wood Co., WI having emigrated in 1856 and is a naturalized citizen. Living with him is his wife of 44 years, Lucinda Schidel (age 61) born in Canada of Canadian and English-born parents, having emigrated in 1860. Nine of the eleven children born to Lucinda are still alive. Also there are two of their children: Dixon Schidel (age 21); and Blanch E. Schidel (age 18). Both children were born in Wisconsin.


The Gazette, Stevens Point, Portage Co., WI, May 24, 1916

SHERRY.

Isaac Abbey of Superior is visiting his brother Wm. Abbey.

Dick Schidell was injured last week by a falling log while working at the Abbey farm.


The WWI Draft Registration Report dated June 5, 1917, shows Dixon Shidell (age 28) born August 20, 1888, in Sherry, WI, is unmarried and Farming for his father.


Dixon "Dick" Shidell and Mary Leona  "Onie" Krubsack were married November 27, 1919, in Wisconsin Rapids, Wood Co., WI.

The 1920 U. S. Census taken on March 15, 1920 shows Dixon Shidell (age 39) born in Wisconsin to French and Canadian-born parents is a Farmer living in Sherry Twp., Wood Co., WI. Living with him is Leona M. Shidell (age 31) born in Germany to German-born parents. Also living there is Dixon's widowed mother, Lucinda Shidell (age 71) born in Canada to French and Canadian-born parents.


1928 Plat Map of Sherry Twp., Wood Co., WI.


The 1930 U.S. Census taken on April 23, 1930 shows Dixon Shidell (age 41) born in Wisconsin to German and Canadian-born parents and first married at age 31 is a Farmer on his own Animal Farm and is living in Sherry Twp., Wood Co., WI. Living with him is his wife Leona Shidell (age 41) born in Wisconsin to German and Wisconsin-born parents, also first married at age 31. Also living there is his son: Frederick Shidell (age 9) born in Wisconsin to Wisconsin-born parents.


Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune, Wisconsin Rapids, WI, Friday, February 4, 1955

Vesper News

Mr. and Mrs. Dixon Shidel and son Fred attended the funeral of the former's brother Wallace Shidel at Wausau on Friday.


Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune, Wisconsin Rapids, WI, Monday October 8, 1956

Vesper News

Birthday Surprise

Mrs. Dixon Shidell was surprised at her home at Rt. 1, Vesper, by over 60 people who helped her celebrate her birthday which was Sept. 28. She received many gifts. Among those in attendance were Mrs. Ida Paulson, California; Mrs. Elsie Merriman and friend, Waukegan, Ill.; Mrs. Clara Mancil and Otto Krubsack, Pittsville; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Shidell and Ricky, Vesper; Mr. and Mrs. Walt Mancil and family, Mrs. James Casler, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Krubsack, Sr., Wisconsin Rapids; Mrs. Jennie Krubsack,, Mr. and Mrs. Gordoon Krubsack and family, Mrs. Joseph Sezulezewski and family, Nekoosa; Mr. and Mrs. William Hetze, Jr., and family, Milladore; Mrs. Barbara Shidell, Miss Dorothy Shidell, Mrs. Ruth Shidell and family, Mr. and Mrs. George Shidell and family, Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Shidell, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Goetsch and family, Mr. and Mrs. Russell Lyons and family, Mrs. Sadie Boucher and Miss Elizabeth Holton, all of Wausau; Mr. and Mrs. Joe Shidell and family and Mrs. Leva Binger, Marathon City.


Dixon "Dick" Shidell was born August 20, 1888, in Sherry Twp., Wood Co., WI, and died July 6, 1959, in Nekoosa, Wood Co., WI, at age 70. Buried in Forest Hill Cemetery, Wisconsin Rapids, Wood Co., WI.


Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune, Wisconsin Rapids, WI, July 6, 1959

Dixon Shidell, 70, Dies; Rites Wednesday

Dixon Shidell, 70, 615 Airport Ave., died at 4:20 a. m. today at his home. He had been ill for about three years. Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Wednesday at Taylor Funeral Home and burial will follow in Forest Hill Cemetery. Mr. Shidell was born in the town of Sherry, Aug. 20, 1883, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Adam Shidell. He farmed in the town of Hanson prior to his retirement in 1955. While farming he also worked as a mason. His marriage to the former Mary Leona Krubsack took place at Wisconsin Rapids, Nov. 23, 1919. Surviving are his wife; one son, Fred E. Shidell, Vesper; a brother, James, Hope, N. D.; a sister, Mrs. Ida Paulson, Alhambra, Calif., and one grandchild. Five brothers and 2 sisters preceded him in death. Friends may call at the Taylor Funeral Home beginning Tuesday morning.


FOREST HILL CEMETERY, Located in the Town of Wisconsin Rapids, in the township of Grand Rapids.

Mary Leona  (Krubsack) Shidell died June 29, 1988, in Port Edwards, Wood Co., WI, at age 99. Buried in Forest Hill Cemetery, Wisconsin Rapids, Wood Co., WI.


Reprinted from History of Wood County, 1923

Dixon Shidell, operating the Brookside Dairy Farm in Sherry Twp., was born on that property August 20, 1888, son of Adam and Lucinda M. (Abbey) Shidell. He attended the district schools near his home and assisted his father in the development and operation of the farm, subsequently acting as foreman of the property until his father's death in 1919, since which time he has rented the farm from his mother, carrying on general farming and dairying. He was married November 27, 1919, at Wisconsin Rapids, WI, to Leona M. Krubsack, who was born September 28, 1888, daughter of Henry and Louisa (Schujahn) Krubsack. Mr. and Mrs. Shidell have one child, Frederick Eugene, who was born May 22, 1921. The Shidell family are very well known in the community and are well thought of in every way.


The Sheboygan Press, Sheboygan, WI, Monday, July 18, 1927

Dixon Shidell, a farmer near Sherry, Wood county, feels that the greatest returns he ever received from milk was when he poured a quantity of fresh milk onto hay which had become ignited when lightning hit his barn during a severe electric storm which recently swept over a large portion of the state. Mr. and Mrs. Shidell were busy milking when they smelled burning hay. Investigation disclosed a fire which had gained but slight headway and the fresh milk held the flames in check until buckets of water could be brought from the well.


The Pittsville Record, Volume 91 Number 42, Thursday October 26, 2000, Page 6

Alberta SHIDELL, 82, of Vesper, died Friday October 20, 2000 at St Joseph Hospital's Palliative Unit in Marshfield. Services were on Thursday, October 25 at Trinity Lutheran church, Vesper. The Rev Doug SCHALOW officiated. Burial was in Forest Hill Cemetery, Wisconsin Rapids. Alberta was born September 3, 1918 in the Town of Sigel to Herman and Sophia (KRONHOLM) LUNDBERG. She married Fred E. SHIDELL in Chicago, IL on August 2, 1946. They moved to Vesper in 1946 where they have since resided. She was baptized and confirmed at Bethany Lutheran church, Town of Sigel, and in her younger years, sang in the choir and taught Sunday school at the church. She also worked in a publishing house in Chicago and later was a relief clerk in the Vesper Post Office, retiring in 1978. Survivors include her husband Fred; one son, Fredrick (Rick) and wife Sandra of Racine; one grandson, Eric of Racine; three step-grandchildren, Laure (Andy) CHIROGOTTIS and son Stern, Jay COLLOVA and Cindy HOJOPIAN and two step-great-grandchildren.


Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune, Wisconsin Rapids, WI, Monday, October 14, 1935.

Sherry

Out-of-town guests who attended the surprise birthday party on Mrs. Dick Shidell Sunday were Mr. and Mrs. Earl Lee and son, Keith, and Frederick Shidell of Amherst, Mr. and Mrs. O. M. Paulson, Wallace Shidell and sons, Lawrence, Joe, Earl and Robert and daughters, Ruth, Florence and Barbara and Mr. and Mrs. George Shidell of Schofield, Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Shorey and sons, Carl and Ramond, of Rothschild, Mr. and Mrs. John Becker and son, Clifford and daughter, Marion, of Rudolph, Miss Irene Haferman of Wisconsin Rapids, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Rendmeister and family of Junction City and Mrs. Sadie Boucher of Marshfield.


History of Wood County, Wisconsin, 1923

Henry F. Krubsack, a pioneer of Wood County, now living retired on his farm in Sherry Township, was born in Prussia, Germany, Jan. 29, 1842. He received his education in his native land, and after working on farms there for a. time and serving two years in the German standing army, he came to America in 1868. Upon landing at New York he proceeded direct to Dodge County, Wis., where he did farm work and subsequently rented and farmed a small tract of land. He came to Wood County in September, of 1878, in search of a place to establish a permanent home, and at that time bought the tax title to 80 acres of wild land in Section 12, of Sherry Township, later buying a second 40-acre tract in Section 13, of the same township. He emigrated here from Dodge County, with an ox team, following the "tote" roads and clearing a way as he went. During the first year of his residence here he made his home with his brother-in-law, August Burrow, erecting meantime a log shack on his land. After this building was completed he made his home in it and proceeded to develop his farm. The following years were made up of hardships, privations and toil. To obtain money to enable him to carry on the development he was forced to work in the logging camps and anywhere he could find employment, devoting only a part of the sum­mer months to clearing and building up his property. He worked for the Sherry Lumber Co., and others, and later took contracts to cut and haul logs. All his provisions had to be carried on his back along the trails through the forest from Milladore and Junction City until the use of ox teams was made possible by the construction of roads. He erected a log barn and bought his first team of horses in 1892. He built many miles of roads in Sherry Township and did his full share toward paving the way for the civilization that was to come; among other useful works, he helped to get the school in his district and donated the land on which it was erected; he served as treasurer of the school district for nine years, and later as its clerk for three years. Besides the hardships with which life in the pioneer country was surrounded, there were many obstacles to be contended with in the clearing of his farm; there was, of course, no dynamite, and all the stumps had to be pulled. By hard and persistent work, however, Mr. Krubsack succeeded in attaining his goal, and built up a fine piece of property. His first crude buildings were replaced by modern structures, for the erection of which he purchased the timber and had it sawed into lumber. He was very active in the operation of his farm until 1904, since which time it has been carried on by his sons. In 1908 a new modern basement barn 40 by 80 feet in dimensions was erected and furnished with Drew barn appliances, bringing the equipment of the property up to a high standard. The place is being operated along the most modern lines. General farming and dairying are carried on, the farm being stocked with a good herd of Holstein cattle with a pure-bred sire at the head. Mr. Krubsack commands the respect of his fellow citizens throughout the township and county, a respect won by years of upright and useful life. Among the business enterprises in which he was active was the organization of the County Line Cheese Factory, which is now owned by his son Lawrence. Mr. Krubsack was married April 16, 1871 at Ironridge, Dodge County, Wis., to Louisa Schujahn, who was born March 15, 1850, in Dodge County, Wis., daughter of Henry and Mary (Gabriel) Schujahn. Mr. and Mrs. Krubsack have been the parents of ten children: Linna, Frederick H., Louis, Henry, Lawrence, Otto, Clara, Leona, Walter and Ida. Linna became the wife of Fred Hazelton, who died Aug. 1, 1915, and since 1918 she has made her home with her parents; she is the mother of one child, Isabelle, who is now Mrs. Emil Benson and lives near Burlington, Iowa. Frederick H. Krubsack manages the home farm for his father. Louis is living near Junction City, in Portage County. Henry is farming in Portage County. Lawrence operates the County Line Cheese Factory. Otto is living at home. Clara is Mrs. John Mancil, of Sherry Township. Leona married Dixon Shidell and lives in Sherry Township, Wood County. Walter and Ida both died in their childhood. The family are members of the German Lutheran Church. Both Mr. and Mrs. Krubsack in spite of their advanced years are active and well.

 

Henry F. Krubsack and Louisa (Schujahn) Krubsack