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Jacob "Jake" Scheidel was born June 18, 1835, in the town of Giriviller, Meurthe-et-Moselle, Alsace, France, and died July 15, 1908, at his home at 532 Fremont Street, Stevens Point, Portage Co., WI, at age 73. Buried in Forest Cemetery, Hull Twp., Portage Co., WI. He is the son of Michal M. Scheidel Sr. of Croettwiller, Bas-Rhin, Lorraine, France, and Marguerithe Heil of Alsace-Lorraine, France.

Doretha Unknown was born Unknown, and died Unknown. She is the daughter of Unknown.

Jacob "Jake" Scheidel/Shidel and Doretha Unknown were married about 1853 in France.

Jacob "Jake" Scheidel/Shidel and Doretha (Unknown) Shidel had one child:

  1. Margaret "Maggie" Scheidel: Born about 1854 in France; Died Unknown. Married October 3, 1871, at the home of Edward Richter in Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac Co., WI, to Louis Molzahn: Born December, 1845, in Germany; Died August 6, 1902/3, in Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac Co., WI (age 56). His parents: William Molzahn and Maria Unknown. They had a daughter, Ida Margurite Molson (born September, 1873, in Wisconsin; Died after 1942 in Wisconsin), who married November 30, 1898, in Milwaukee Co., WI, Henry R. Guenther (born May, 1861, in Wisconsin; Died 1930 - 1940 in Wisconsin), the daughter of Henry Guenter and Mary Stewart. Ida had a brother, Otto Frank Molson (born December 15, 1877/1880, in Fond du Lac Co., WI). Otto married 1910 to LucilleUnknown.

Jacob "Jake" Scheidel/Shidel then married Justina Emma "Lucy" Luhn.

Justina Emma "Lucy" Luhn was born in July 5, 1839, in Berlin, Germany (Saxony, Prussia), and died July 29, 1915, at her home at 532 Fremont Street, Stevens Point, Portage Co., WI, at age 76. Buried in Forest Cemetery, Hull Twp., Portage Co., WI. She is the daughter of Kasper Luhn of Prussia, and Catharine Unknown of Saxony.

Jacob "Jake" Scheidel/Shidel and Justina Emma "Lucy" Luhn were married in December 29, 1859, in Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac Co., WI.

Jacob "Jake" Scheidel/Shidel and Justina Emma "Lucy" (Luhn) Shidel had three children:

  1. Johannes Adam Shidel: Born October 7, 1861, in Byron Twp., Fond du Lac Co., WI; Died November 28, 1902, in a train wreck at Des Plaines Street, Chicago, Cook Co., IL (age 41). Married November 17, 1889, in Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac Co., WI to Bertha Wallemina Sasse: Born March 18, 1860, in Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac Co., WI; Died April 13, 1925, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., UT (age 65). Buried in Fond du Lac Co., WI.
  2. Frederick Christian Shidel: Born July 24, 1862, in Byron Twp., Fond du Lac Co., WI; Died December 10,1940, in Elmhurst, Cook Co., IL (age 78). Buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Amherst Twp., Portage Co., WI. Married September 1, 1891, in Stevens Point, Portage Co., WI, to Mary Emmerette Dwinell: Born April 28, 1865, in Stockton Twp., Portage Co., WI; Died August 17, 1925, in the Village of Amherst, Amherst Twp., Portage Co., WI (age 60). Buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Amherst Twp., Portage Co., WI.
  3. Mary Emma Shidel: Born March 1870 in Byron Twp., Fond du Lac Co., WI; Died May 7, 1923, in Stevens Point, Portage Co., WI (age 53). Buried in Forest Cemetery, Hull Twp., Portage Co., WI. Married (1) March 20, 1888, in Milladore, Wood Co., WI, to Ellsworth C. Ellis: Born November 14, 1863, in Berlin, WI; Died October 26, 1907, in Stevens Point, Portage Co., WI (age 44). Married (2) August 25, 1909, in Manitowoc, Manitowoc Co., WI, to Louis A. Martin: Born August 1864 in Kewaunee, Kewaunee Co., WI; Died January 23, 1913, in Abbotsford, Clark Co., WI (age 48). Married (3) married about 1915 in Stevens Point, Portage Co., WI to John L. Roy: Born about 1859 in Bathurst, New Brunswick, Canada; Died about March 18, 1935, in Wisconsin (about age 76).louis



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Jacob "Jake" Shidel is buried in Forest Cemetery, Hull Twp., Portage Co., WI. Thanks to Find-A-Grave for making this picture available.


Justina Emma "Lucy" (Luhn) Shidel is buried in Forest Cemetery, Hull Twp., Portage Co., WI. Thanks to Find-A-Grave for making this picture available.


Jacob "Jake" Scheidel was born June 18, 1835, in the town of Giriviller, Meurthe-et-Moselle, Alsace, France.

Justina Emma "Lucy" Luhn was born in July 5, 1839, in Berlin, (Saxony, Prussia) Germany. Lucy had a brother, John Luhn, born about 1830 in Saxony. Married to Catherine Unknown.

Jacob emigrated to the United States from France, leaving in 1856.


Jacob emigrated to the United States from France, leaving in 1856.

Name: Jacob Scheidel

Event Type: Immigration

Event Date: 24 Jun 1856

Event Place: New York, New York, New York, United States

Gender: Male

Age: 20

Birthplace: France

Occupation: Unknown

Ship Name: James L Bogert 

Birth Year (Estimated): 1836

Departure Port: Havre

Literacy: Unknown

Last Place of Residence:

Destination Place: New York

Transit or Travel Compartment: Staying in the USA (Transit); Steerage (Travel)

Affiliate Manifest ID: 00008653

Affiliate Publication Title: Germans to America Passenger Data file, 1850-1897

Affiliate ARC Identifier: 1746067


Jacob "Jake" Scheidel/Shidel and Justina Emma "Lucy" Luhn were married in December 29, 1859, in Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac Co., WI.

The 1860 U. S. Census taken on July 23, 1860, shows Jacob Shidle (age 25) born in France is a Laborer living in Byron Twp., Fond du Lac Co., WI. Living with him is Lucy Shidle (age 22) born in Saxony. 

Jacob enlisted with Company F, 21st Infantry Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers on August 14, 1862. He was wounded on two fingers of his left hand on May 14, 1864 and was mustered out of service on May 5, 1865. He received a pension after his discharge. His occupation was a Farmer.

The 1870 U. S. Census taken on July 2, 1870, shows Jacob Shidel (age 35) born in France is a Mill Hand living in the Third Ward, Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac Co., WI with property valued at $700. Living with him is Lucy Shidel (age 31) born in Prussia. Also living there are three children, all born in Wisconsin: John Shidel (age 10); Fred Shidel (age 8); and Emma Shidel (age 1). Also living there is Catharine Loan (age 71) born in Prussia.

The 1880 U. S. Census taken on June 7, 1880, shows Jacob Schidel (age 45) born in France to Saxony and French-born parents is a Farmer living in Carson Twp., Portage Co., WI. Living with him is his wife Lucy Schidel (age 41) born in Saxony to Saxony-born parents. Three of their children also live there, all born in Wisconsin: John Schidel (age 19); Fred Schidel (age 17); and Emma Schidel (age 11). Also there are Lucy's mother, Cath. Luhn (age 81) a nurse born in Saxony to Saxony-born parents, and an unrelated servant, Carrie Anderson.

The 1880 U. S. Census taken on June 3, 1880, shows Louis Matlzman (age 37) born in Prussia to Prussian-born parents, is a married Laborer, and is living on Walnut Street, City of Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac Co., WI. Living with him are: his wife, Maggie Maltzman (age 35) born in Alsace, France to Alsace-born parents, who Keeps House; and his daughter, Ida Maltzman (age 4) born in Wisconsin to Prussian and Alsace-born parents.

Jacob Schidel (age 47) became a Naturalized US Citizen on June 14, 1882, at the Circuit Court, Stevens Point, Portage Co., WI.


Jacob "Jake" Shidel Naturalization Record.


In the January 1, 1883, list of military pensioners living in Wood Co., WI, Jacob Shidell (P. O. address of Milladore) is receiving $2.00 per month for Anchylosis 2 fingers left hand.

The 1890 Veterans Schedule shows Jacob Shidel is living in Stevens Point, Portage Co., WI. He was a Private in Company F, 27th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry. Enlisting August 14,, 1862 and discharged May 5, 1865, having served 2 years, 7 months and 22 days. He was disabled by a gun shot in left arm. Discharge Lost - Date Unknown.

The 1895 Wisconsin State Census taken on June 20, 1895, shows Jacob Schidel is the Head of Household living in Carson Twp., Portage Co., WI. There are two males and one female in the family, of which 1 was born in the United States and 2 were born in Germany.

The 1900 U. S. Census taken on June 8, 1900, shows Jacob Shidel (age 64) born June 1835 in France to French-born parents and emigrating in 1856 and a Naturalized citizen is living in his own home at 532 Fremont Street, Stevens Point, Portage Co., WI. Living with him is his wife Lucy Shidel (age 60) born July 1839 in Germany to German-born parents, and having emigrated in 1856. They have been married for 40 years and all three of their children are alive.

The 1900 U. S. Census taken on June 11, 1900, shows Lewis Mulson (age 54) born December, 1845, in Germany to German-born parents, is a married Day Laborer, and who owns his home free of a mortgage, and is living at 16 Walnut Street, 6th Ward, City of Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac Twp., Fond du Lac Co., WI. Living with him are: his wife of 8 years, Minnie Mulson (age 45) born September, 1954, in Germany to German-born parents, and with the only child born to her still alive; his unmarried son, Otto Mulson (age 19) born December, 1880, in Wisconsin to German-born parents, a Day Laborer; and his step-son, Adolph Mulson (age 13) born October, 1886, in North Dakota to German-born parents.

The 1905 Wisconsin State Census taken on June 1, 1905, shows Jacob Shidel (age 70) born in Germany to German-born parents owns his own home free of a mortgage and is living in the City of Stevens Point, Portage Co., WI. Living with him is his wife, Lucy Shidel (age 65) born in Germany to German-born parents.


The Gazette, Stevens Point, WI, Wednesday, November 6, 1907

SOUTH SIDE AND RAILROAD

Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Shidel have removed from Fremont street to the home of their daughter, Mrs. E. C. Ellis, 1200 Division street, where they will reside indefinitely.


Jacob Scheidel died July 15, 1908, at his home at 532 Fremont Street, City of Stevens Point, Portage Co., WI at age 73. Buried in Forest Cemetery, Hull Twp., Portage Co., WI.


The Gazette, Stevens Point, Portage Co., WI, Wednesday, July 15, 1908

ANOTHER VETERAN GONE

Jacob Shidel, a Hero of the Civil War, Dies This Morning - Funeral Friday Afternoon

The second veteran of the Civil war to pass away in this city within a week, died at 8:30 o'clock this morning, when Jacob Shidel breathed his last at his home, 532 Fremont street. Mr. Shidel had been in poor health for a year or more, among his other afflictions being a partial loss of eyesight, but he was able to be around the house and occasionally visited at the home of his daughter, Mrs. E. C. Ellis, until a week ago, since which time he had been confined to his bed. Mr. Shidel suffered from no particular ailment, his death being caused by a general breaking down of the system. Jacob Shidel was born in the town of Grittvil, Alsace-Lorraine, Germany, 73 years ago the 18th of last June. He came to America when he was 21 years of age, locating for a short time at Rockaway, N. J., and then came west to the town of Byron, Fond du Lac county. Aug. 14, 1862, he enlisted at Byron in Co. F, 21st Wis. Reg., and served until the close of the war, a period of over three years. In the Battle of Resacca, Ga., Mr. Shidel was shot through the hand and for several weeks was in a southern hospital. He was later transferred to Madison and then to Milwaukee, where he remained until the final surrender of Gen. Lee. Mr. Shidel took part in a number of important battles and gave three years of conscientious service to his adopted country. After the close of hostilities he returned to Byron and remained there until 1877, when the family moved to the town of Carson, about three miles northwest of Milladore, where they developed a good farm. Nine years ago last March Mr. and Mrs. Shidel disposed of their property and moved to Stevens Point, the family home being on Fremont street most of this time. The surviving members of the family are the widow, one son, Fred C. Shidel of Amherst, and the daughter, Mrs. E. C. Ellis of this city. Another son, John, was killed in a wreck on the Wisconsin Central near Chicago five years ago last fall. The deceased gentleman also leaves a brother, Adam Shidel, of Milladore, and two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Burns, of Shiocton, and Mrs. Sarah Edwards, of Fond du Lac. There are also three grandchildren. The deceased was an honorable citizen, a man who always endeavored to do that which he believed was just and right, and was therefore respected by his fellowmen. In his death a good husband and father has gone. Funeral services will be held at his late home, 532 Fremont street, at 2:00 o'clock Friday afternoon, followed by interment in the Episcopal cemetery. Rev. Webster Millar, pastor of the Methodist church at Waupaca, will officiate.


The Stevens Point Journal, Stevens Point, Portage Co., WI, Wednesday, July 15, 1908

JACOB SHIDEL

Resident of the East Side Passes Away After Week's Serious Illness.

Jacob Shidel died at his home at 532 Fremont street at 8:30 this morning after a week's illness with paralysis of the intestines. He had been in a critical condition almost from the first and for several days there had been no hope for his recovery.

The deceased was born in Germany on June 18, 1835, but came to this country when he was 21 years old. He spent a year or two in New Jersey and then came to Wisconsin and settled in the town of Byron in Fond du Lac county. In 1859 he married Miss Lucy Luhn. On August 14, 1862, he enlisted in Co. F of the Twenty-first Wisconsin infantry and served with his regiment until mustered out on May 5, 1865. He was wounded in an engagement at Resaca. After the war he returned to Wisconsin and finally settled on a farm near Milladore, where he remained until about nine years ago, when he removed to this city. For several years he has been going blind, his sight being so poor of late that he was only able to distinguish large objects as hazy shadows.

Mr. Shidel was of the frugal, honest German type and was in all respects a worthy neighbor and a good citizen. He is survived by his widow and two children, Fred C. Shidel of Amherst and Mrs. E. C. Ellis of this city. His oldest son, John A. Shidel, an engineer on the Wisconsin Central, was killed in a wreck at Des Plaines five years ago. He also leaves a brother and sister and half-sister, Adam Shidel of Milladore, Mrs. Elizabeth Burns of Shiocton, and Mrs. Sarah Edwards of Fond du Lac. Fred Shidel had been assisting in the care of his father since Friday. The brother and sister are here and Mrs. Edwards will also be present at the funeral. He was a member of the local Grand Army post.

The funeral will be held Friday afternoon at 2:30 at St. Paul's M. E. church, Rev. Webster Miller of Waupaca officiating.


The Stevens Point Journal, Stevens Point, Portage Co., WI, Saturday, July 25, 1908

FUNERAL OF JACOB SHIDEL

The funeral of Jacob Shidel was held Friday p. m. from the house at 2 o'clock and from St. Paul's M. E. church at 2:30. Rev. Webster Millar of Waupaca, in the absence of Rev. Spray, conducted the services. The hymns were sung by a quartet consisting of Misses Grace Sellers, Anna Benson, Mylderd Kelsey and Amy Bloye, with Miss Etta Bloye at the piano. Interment followed in Forest cemetery. There were many beautiful flowers, the casket was draped with the American flag, and the remains were clothed in the uniform of the Grand Army, of which organization Mr. Shidel had for many years  been a faithful member. In his death an honest man, a good and faithful soldier, when his country needed the services of her loyal sons, has passed away. The pallbearers, all members of the Grand Army, were E. M. Copps, Wm. Reading, S. G. Stoddard, S. S. Obourn, Chas. Dake and E. McGlachlin.

MANY FLORAL OFFERINGS

Following is a list of the floral offerings at the funeral of Jacob Shidel: Pillow, Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Shidel and Mrs. E. C. Ellis; carnations, Harold Shidel; carnations, Jessie and Fredrick Shidel, Jr.; carnations, Mrs. Elizabeth Burns; potted plants, Mrs. Sarah Edwards; chrysanthemums, Mrs. John Mensch; Canterbury bells and red and white carnations, Wallace Shidel; wreath, W. R. C.; carnations and roses, B. of L. F. & E.; crescent, Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Dwinell and Mr. and Mrs. B. E. Dwinell; carnations, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Krembs; carnations, Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Kingsbury; carnations, Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Haase, Mr. and Mrs. E. Weber and Mr. and Mrs. Carl Haase; carnations, Mr. and Mrs. J. Glocksine; carnations and feverfew, Mrs. Gaso and  Mrs. Combs; sweet peas, Mr. and Mrs. Wollenschlager; pansies and nasturtiums, Mr. and Mrs. Simonson; carnations and chrysanthemums, Mr. and Mrs. Macklin; roses, Mmes. J. Altenburg, Irvin Altenburg, J. Meyers, G. West, I. Crossman, S. Swenson, E. McCreedy, W. Hurlbut, A. Relachl, A. Redfield, J. Manchester, W. Sherbert, M. Cutting, Messrs. Wm. H. West and Charles Hurlbut: cut flowers, Mr. and Mrs. Marshall; sweet peas, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Eddy; carnations and roses, Mrs. Mary Empey; carnations, Mrs. M. Leary. Among friends and relatives from out of town who attended the funeral were Adam Shidel and wife and Wallace Shidel of Sherry; A. J. Empey, Geo. Hooper, Mrs. A. Burrow, Mrs. E. Smith and Herman Burrow, of Milladore; B. E. Dwinell and daughter of Amherst; Mrs. Sarah Edwards and Mrs. Minnie Mensch, Fond du Lac; Harold Shidel, North Fond du Lac. 


The 1910 U. S. Census taken on April 22, 1910 shows Lucy Scheidel (age 70) born in Germany of German-born parents is a widow living in Stevens Point, Portage Co., WI. She emigrated in 18XX and 2 of her 3 children are living. She is living with her daughter Emma's family. Emma Martin (age 41) born in Wisconsin of German-born parents has been married less than one year. L. A. Martin (age 45) born in Wisconsin of German parents is a manure spreader manufacturer. His two sons and one daughter also live there.


Jacob Shidel's Land Patent


Justina Emma "Lucy" (Luhn) Shidel died July 29, 1915 at her home at 532 Fremont Street, City of Stevens Point, Portage Co., WI at age 76. Buried in Forest Cemetery, Hull Twp., Portage Co., WI.


Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, WI, Saturday, July 31, 1915

FUNERAL OF MRS. SHIDEL.

The funeral of the late Mrs. Lucy Shidel, was held from the home, 532 South Fremont street, at 2 o'clock this afternoon, Rev. James Blake of the Baptist officiating. Interment was made in Forest cemetery; W. E. Macklin, John Hebal, E. Francis, Robert Holman, Emil Zimmer and A. J. Empey, acting as pallbearers.


The Gazette, Stevens Point, WI, Wednesday, August 4, 1915

AGED LADY IS CALLED

Mrs. Lucy Shidel, Seventy-six Years Old, Succumbs to Paralytic Stroke Thursday.

The death of Mrs. Lucy Justine Shidel, widow of the late Jacob Shidel, occurred at her home, 532 Fremont street, at 6:45 o'clock last Thursday morning, the result of a third stroke of paralysis, with which she was stricken on July 19. Mrs. Shidel was in poor health for seven years during the last two years failed rapidly. She was cared for by her daughter, Mrs. J. L. Roy, who resided with her. Her son, F. C. Shidel, wife and son, Frederick, of Amherst, arrived in the city the day after she suffered the fatal stroke and remain with her until the end, while Miss Jessie Shidel, another grandchild, who had been visiting at St. Paul, arrived on the following Thursday.

Mrs. Shidel was seventy-five years age on July 5. She was born in Berlin, Germany, her maiden name being Lucy Luhn, and came with her mother to this country in 1855. By way of the Great Lakes they came westward to Manitowoc, this state, and from there by ox team to Fond du Lac. She was married at the latter city in 1859 to Jacob Shidel and in 1877 they removed to Milladore, where they lived on a farm until sixteen years ago, when they came to Stevens Point. Mr. Shidel died in 1908.

Among her friends and neighbors Mrs. Shidel was held in deep affection. She was by nature kind and sympathetic, a lover of her home and her home sphere. Those who are left to mourn the death of a devoted mother are Mrs. J. L. Roy and F. C. Shidel, the latter of Amherst. Another son, John, who was an engineer on the old Wisconsin Central railway, was killed a wreck at Des Plaines, Ill., thirteen years ago, leaving a widow and son, Harold Shidel, who now reside in Salt Lake City, Utah, where the latter is a civil engineer. Mrs. Shidel had three brothers and one sister, all of whom have preceded her to the life beyond.

The funeral was held from the residence at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon, Rev. James Blake officiating. The pallbearers were A. J. Empey, John Hebal, W. E. Macklin, F. C. Holman, Emil Zimmer and Ed. Francis. Interment was in Forest cemetery beside her husband. Among those from outside the city who attended the funeral were: Mrs. Libby Burns, Shiocton; Mrs. John Muench and Mrs. Sarah Edwards, Fond du Lac; Mr. and Mrs. Louis Oertlib, Chilton; Adam Shidel, Milladore; Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Shidel and children, Miss Jessie and Frederick, B. E. Dwinell and family, Mrs. C. H. Dwinell and Mrs. A. E. Dwinell, Amherst.


Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, WI, Thursday, August 5, 1915

FLORAL OFFERINGS

At the funeral of Mrs. Lucy Shidel, Saturday afternoon, July 31: Clara Resch, Mrs. Haag, Mrs. Hebal, sweet peas; Mr. and Mrs. O. Halverson, Mr. and Mrs Ed Francis, W. R. C., carnations; Mrs. Resech, nasturtiums; Mrs. Hubbard and granddaughter, cut flowers; Mrs. Ellen Carpenter, dahlias and feverfew; Mrs. Martin and Mrs. Nesman, dahlias and ferns; Mrs. L. F. Betlach, lillies and feverfew; Mr. and Mrs. B. E. Dwinell and family, B. L. F. & E. No. 131, carnations, roses and feverfew; Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Empey, carnations and feverfew; Mrs. John Ambrose, nasturtiums and feverfew; Mrs. Burns, Mrs. Edwards, Mrs. L. Ortlieb and Mrs. J. Mensch, begonias; Mrs. Rieschl, Mrs. Mc Ginnis, Mrs. Hurlbut and Charles, Mrs, Scherbert, Mrs. McCreedy, Mrs. Altenberg, Mr. and Mrs. Empey, yard roses and feverfew; family, pillow.


The Gazette, Stevens Point, WI, July 17, 1918

TEN YEARS AGO (July 15, 1908)

Jacob Shidel died at his home on Fremont street, this morning. Mr. Shidel, who was a Civil War veteran, was 73 years of age in June.