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James A. "Jim" Shidell was born October 2, 1887, in Sherry Twp., Wood Co., WI, and died September 30, 1974, in Valley City, Barnes Co., ND, at age 86. Buried in Hope Cemetery, Hope, Steele Co., ND. He is the son of Adam William Scheidel of the town of Giriviller, Meurthe-et-Moselle, Alsace, France, and Lucinda Matilda Abbey of Hope Twp., Durham Co., Canada West.

Kittie Vaughn Brown was born August 11, 1889, in Holdrege, Phelps Co., NE, and died April 5, 1941, Hope, Steele Co., ND, at age 51. Buried in Hope Cemetery, Hope, Steele Co., ND. She is the daughter of Robert A. Brown of Florence, William Co., OH, and Edith Adelaide Russ of Janesville, Rock Co., WI. Edith is buried in Prairie Home Cemetery, Holdredge, Phelps Co., NE.

James A. "Jim" Shidell and Kittie Vaughn Brown were married October 6, 1930, in Clay Co., MN.

James A. "Jim" Shidell and Kittie Vaughn (Brown) Shidell had no children.

James A. "Jim" Shidell then married a widow, Mary M. "Mamie" (Schneider) Kerkow.

Fredrick William "Fred" Kerkow was born September 16, 1882, in Potsdam, Olmstead Co., MN, and died January 11, 1936, in Cass Co., ND, at age 53. Buried in Hope Cemetery, Hope, Steele Co., ND. He is the son of Frederick W. Kerkow of Germany, and Johanna Marie Sophie Christine Farhrmann of Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co., WI.

Mary M. "Mamie" Schneider was August 7, 1885, in Minnesota, and died December 1, 1956, in Traill Co., ND, at age 71. Buried in Hope Cemetery, Hope, Steele Co., ND. She is the daughter of Unknown Schneider.

Fredrick William "Fred" Kerkow and Mary M. "Mamie" Schneider were married about 1903 in Unknown.

Fredrick William "Fred" Kerkow and Mary M. "Mamie" (Schneider) Kerkow had eight children:

  1. Irine A. Kerkow: Born January 29, 1904, in Lincoln Co., MN; Died December 1, 1918, in Hope, Steele Co., ND (age 14). Buried in Hope Cemetery, Hope, Steele Co., ND.
  2. Clara R. Kerkow: Born April 26, 1905, in Yellow Medicine Co., MN; Died after 1925 in Unknown.
  3. Gertrude Ida "Gertie" Kerkow: Born October 12, 1906, in Otter Tail Co., MN; Died September 29, 1988, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA (age 81). Married October 18, 1954, in San Bernardino Co., CA, to Elvert Lloyd Fuller: Born May 10, 1900, in Minnesota; Died January 1, 1960, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA (age 59). Buried in Alaska Township Cemetery, Beltrami Co., MN.
  4. Unknown Male Kerkow: Born Unknown; Died December 16, 1907, in Rush Lake, Otter Tail Co., MN.
  5. Arthur John Kerkow: Born July 22, 1909, in Otter Tail Co., MN; Died May 25, 1978, in Steele Co., ND (age 68). Buried in Hope Cemetery, Hope, Steele Co., ND.
  6. Earl Louis Kerkow: Born May 28, 1914, in Richville, Otter Tail Co., MN; Died October 6, 1995, in San Bernardino Co., CA (age 81). Buried in Montecito Memorial Park, Colton, San Bernardino Co., CA. Married to Edna Marjorie Sherva: Born September 30, 1919, in Northwood, Grand Forks Co., ND; Died July 1, 2001, in Riverside Co., CA (age 81). Buried in Montecito Memorial Park, Colton, San Bernardino Co., CA.
  7. Orville R. Kerkow: Born May 26, 1922, in North Dakota; Died November 26, 1944, in Overseas (age 22). Buried in Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., MN. Married to Helena "Helen" Hintz: Born 1917 in Neche Twp., Pembina Co., ND; Died 2004 in Unknown (about age 87). Helen then married 1952 in Unknown, to Kenneth N. Gladue: Born December 17, 1924, in Unknown; Died Unknown.
  8. Carolyn Marcella Kerkow: Born December 13, 1926 in Hope, Steele Co., ND; Died March 30, 1977, in Ramsey Co., MN (age 50). Buried in Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., MN. Married to Kenneth Earl Hom: Born January 31, 1927, in Onalaska, La Crosse Co., WI;; Died January 6, 2013, in , in St. Paul, Ramsey Co., MN (age 85). Buried in Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., MN.

Mary M. "Mamie" (Schneider) Kerkow then married a widower, James A. "Jim" Shidell.

James A. "Jim" Shidell and Mary M. "Mamie" (Schneider) Kerkow were married about November 23, 1945, in Steele Co., ND.

James A. "Jim" Shidell and Mary M. "Mamie" (Schneider) (Kerkow) Shidell had no children.




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James A. "Jim" Shidell and Kittie Vaughn (Brown) Shidell are buried in Hope Cemetery, Hope, Steele Co., ND. Thanks to Find-A-Grave for making these images available.


   

Fredrick William "Fred" Kerkow and Mary M. "Mamie" (Schneider) (Kerkow) Shidell are buried in Hope Cemetery, Hope, Steele Co., ND. Thanks to Find-A-Grave for making these images available.


   

Earl Louis Kerkow and Edna Marjorie (Sherva) Kerkow are buried in Montecito Memorial Park, Colton, San Bernardino Co., CA. Thanks to Find-A-Grave for making these images available.


Arthur John Kerkow is buried in Hope Cemetery, Hope, Steele Co., ND. Thanks to Find-A-Grave for making these images available.


Fredrick William "Fred" Kerkow was born September 26, 1882, in Potsdam, Olmstead Co., MN.

The January 1, 1883, list of military pensioners living in Wood Co., WI shows Adam Shidell (P. O. address of Milladore) is receiving $2.00 per month for Wound left arm and right side, originally allowed in August, 1880.

The 1885 List of Military Pensioners living in Wood Co., WI: Adam Shidell (P. O. address of Rudolph Twp., Milladore P. O.).

Mary M. "Mamie" Schneider was August 7, 1885, in Minnesota.

James A. "Jim" Shidell was born October 2, 1887, in Sherry Twp., Wood Co., WI.

Kittie Vaughn Brown was born August 11, 1889, in Holdrege, Phelps Co., NE.

The 1890 Veterans Schedule shows that Adam Shidell served as a Corporal in Company A, 14th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment, having enlisted October 31, 1861, and being discharged October 9, 1865, having served 3 years, 11 months and 9 days, is living in Sherry, Wood Co., WI. He has rheumatism and wounds and is not able to do much work.

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.


Wood County Reporter, Thursday May 14, 1896

Town Officers for  Sherry Twp., Wood Co., WI

Supervisor: Zyphin LeReux; Treasurer: I. E. Ingalls; Clerk: Martin Bever; Assessor: Adam Shidell.


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 Frederick Kerkow (age 69) born June, 1830, in Germany to German-born parents and having immigrated in 1847 and a Naturalized citizen is a married Farmer renting his farm and is living in Havelock, Chippewa Co., MN. Living with him is his unmarried son, Frederick Krekow (age 18) born September, 1881, in Minnesota to German and Wisconsin-born parent, a Farm Laborer.

The 1900 U. S. Census taken on June 22, 1900, shows Robert A. Brown (age 45) born January, 1855, in Ohio to Pennsylvania-born parents, is an Engineer XXXX, and who is renting his home, and is living in Holdrege, Holdrege Twp., Phelps Co., NE. Living with him are: his wife of 23 years, Edith A. Brown (age 44) born in Wisconsin to New York-born parents, with 3 of the 9 children born to her still alive; his daughter, L. Gertrude Brown (age 13) born April, 1887, in Nebraska to Ohio and Wisconsin-born parents; his daughter, Kittie V. Brown (age 10) born August, 1889, in Nebraska to Ohio and Wisconsin-born parents; and his son, R. Spencer Brown (age 9) born April, 1891, in Nebraska to Ohio and Wisconsin-born parents.

Fredrick William "Fred" Kerkow and Mary M. "Mamie" Schneider were married about 1903 in Minnesota.


The Marshfield Times, Marshfield, Wood Co., WI, April 29, 1904

Sherry.

Jas. Shidell, who left early in the winter for California, returned home and says Wisconsin is good enough for him.


The 1905 Minnesota State Census taken on June 15, 1905 shows Fredrick W. Kerkow (age 75) born in Germany to German-born parents and having lived in Minnesota for 48 years and 7 months and having lived in this district for 2 months is a Farm Laborer living in Fortier Twp., Yellow Medicine Co., MN. Living with him are four Kerkows, all born in Minnesota: Fred Kerkow (age 24) born in Minnesota to German-born parents and having lived in Minnesota for 24 years and 8 months and having lived in this district for 2 months, a Farm Laborer; Mary Kerkow (age 19) born in Minnesota to German-born parents and having lived in Minnesota for 19 years and having lived in this district for 2 months; Erine Kerkow (age 1) born in Minnesota to Minnesota-born parents and having lived in Minnesota for 1 year  and 4 months and having lived in this district for 2 months; and Erine Kerkow (age 1/12) born in Minnesota to Minnesota-born parents and having lived in Minnesota for 1 month.


The Marshfield Times, Marshfield, Wood Co., WI, January 1, 1906

Sherry.

Messrs. Wm. D. Jones, Jas. Shidell and Chas. Seefeldt, Jr. have returned home from Cambria where they were employed during the summer.

Leigh Larson note: Cambria is located in Columbia Co., WI.


The 1910 U. S. Census taken on April 20, 1910, shows James Schidel (age 26) born in Wisconsin to French-born parents is an unmarried Laborer at a Creamery boarding in Sherry Twp., Wood Co., WI. He is living in the household of a Buttermaker and family, Frank W. Parks.

The 1910 U. S. Census taken on April 20, 1910, shows Fred W. Kerkow (age 28) born in Minnesota to German-born parents, is a married Odd Jobs Laborer, and in his first marriage, and is living in Dead Lake Twp., Otter Tail Co., MN. Living with him are: his wife of 7 years, Mary K. Krekow (age 23) born in Minnesota to Minnesota-born parents, and in her first marriage, and with all 4 of the children born to he still alive; his daughter, Irene A. Kerkow (age 6) born in Minnesota to Minnesota-born parents; his daughter, Clara K. Kerkow (age 5) born in Minnesota to Minnesota-born parents; and his son, Arthur Kerkow (age 8/12) born in Minnesota to Minnesota-born parents.

The 1910 U. S. Census taken on April 22, 1910, shows Edith A. Brown (age 53) born in Wisconsin to New York-born parents, with 3 of the 6 children born to her still alive, is widowed Head of Household, and who owns her home free of a mortgage, and is living at 806 Blaine Street, 2nd Ward, City of Holdrege, Holdrege Twp., Phelps Co., NE. Living with her are: her unmarried daughter, Gertrude Brown (age 23) born in Nebraska to Ohio and Wisconsin-born parents, who is Teaching a a School; her unmarried daughter, Kittie V. Brown (age 20) born in Nebraska to Ohio and Wisconsin-born parents, who is Teaching at a School; and her unmarried son, Spencer L. Brown (age 19) born in Nebraska to Ohio and Wisconsin-born parents, a Baker in a Bakery.


The  WWI Draft Registration Report dated June 5, 1917, shows James Shidell (age 30) born October 2, 1887, in Sherry, WI, is unmarried, living in Hope, Steele Co., ND, and Farming for Copenhaver Bros.


The  WWI Draft Registration Report dated September 12, 1918, shows Fred William Kerkow (age 36) born September 16, 1882, is living in Blabson, Steele Co., ND, and Farming and Ranching for C. N. Northrop.

   


Hope Through the Century - Hope, North Dakota 1882-1982, Page 393

Charles M. Copenhaver - Anna Higdem

Charles, son of Clifford and Sonherovia Copenhaver, was born in Salem, Marion County, Illinois, on November 7, 1875. He had three brothers and one sister. In 1902 Charles and his two brothers, Clifford and Frank, came to North Dakota and worked on farms. Charles worked and then purchased farmland in Melrose Township in the early 20's. In 1923 a brother, Clifford, died in a drowning accident. A sister, Mrs. Jorgenson and her two sons, Grant and Wayne, lived with Charles. In 1936 Charles married Anna Higdem. They had no children, but raised two nephews, Grant and Wayne Jorgensen. After retiring, in 1949, from farming, they moved into Hope. Charles passed away in June 1964, and Anna now resides in a nursing home in Hawley, Minnesota. They were members of the Methodist Church and Charles was active in the Masonic and Elks Lodges and also in politics, being chairman of the Steele County Democratic Party and North Dakota delegate to the National Convention in Philadelphia in 1948.


The 1920 U. S. Census taken on January 2, 1920, shows Fred Kerkow (age 38) born in Minnesota to Minnesota-born parents, is a married School Laborer, and who is renting his home, and is living on Kidder Ave., Hope, Carpenter Twp., Steele Co., ND. Living with him are: his wife, Mary M. Krekow (age 33) born in Minnesota to Minnesota-born parents; his daughter, Clara K. Kerkow (age 14) born in Minnesota to Minnesota-born parents; his daughter, Gertrude Kerkow (age 13) born in Minnesota to Minnesota-born parents; his son, Arthur Kerkow (age 10) born in Minnesota to Minnesota-born parents; and his son, Earl L. Kerkow (age 5) born in Minnesota to Minnesota-born parents.

In 1923, James A. Shidell lived in Hope, Steele Co., ND. 


North Dakota Reports - GROTH v. NESS, 65 N.D. 580 (1935)

November 16, 1923, G. C. Ness docketed a judgment in the district court against M. B. Groth and Mamie Groth. In March 1928 Martin Groth obtained title to the land involved herein. On October 21, 1933, Ness filed an affidavit of renewal of judgment with the clerk of the district court. On October 27, 1933, execution was issued and levy made upon the land involved, the sale being had on December 18, 1933. Ness bid in the land and received the certificate of sale. The sale was confirmed by the district court, and no redemption made.


In 1927, Fred Kerkow bought a house in Hope, Steele Co., ND.

The 1930 U. S. Census taken on April 15, 1930, shows Jim Shiedl (age 41) born in Wisconsin to German and U. S.-born parents is an unmarried Farm Laborer and is boarding at the Henry Plaine farm, Broadlawn Twp., Steele Co., ND.

The 1930 U. S. Census taken on April 9, 1930, shows Fredrick W. Kerkow (age 47) born in Minnesota to Unknown U. S.-born parents, and first married at age 21, is a Blacksmith, and who owns his home worth $800 and is living on Kidder Ave., Hope, Carpenter Twp., Steele Co., ND. Living with him are: his wife, Mary M. Krekow (age 42) born in Minnesota to Minnesota and German-born parents, and first married at age 19; his unmarried son, Arthur J. Kerkow (age 20) born in Minnesota to Minnesota-born parents; his unmarried son, Earl L. Kerkow (age 15) born in Minnesota to Minnesota-born parents, an Assistant Janitor in a Public School; his son, Orville R. Kerkow (age 6) born in North Dakota to Minnesota-born parents; and his daughter, Caroline M. Kerkow (age 3-3/12) born in North Dakota to Minnesota-born parents.

The 1930 U. S. Census taken on April 10, 1930, shows Louise Westergaard (age 52) born in Minnesota to Danish-born parents, is an unmarried Farmer of a Farm, and is living in Hill Twp., Cass Co., ND. Living with her are: an unmarried Servant, Kittie Brown (age 40) Nebraska to Ohio and Wisconsin-born parents, a Servant in a Private Family; and two Roomers.

James A. "Jim" Shidell and Kittie Vaughn Brown were married October 6, 1930, in Clay Co., MN.

Mrs. James Shidell lived in the community of Hope, Steele Co., ND, in 1935.

Fredrick William "Fred" Kerkow died January 11, 1936, in Cass Co., ND, at age 53. Buried in Hope Cemetery, Hope, Steele Co., ND.

Abstracts show that James Shidell lived in the Earl Kerkow house in Hope, Steele Co., ND.


EARL KERKOW

B 28 22-23-24

Earl and Edna Kerkow are the owners of the home. Art Kerkow, brother, was the former owner.

The abstract shows that A. E. Hubbard owned the lots in 1882-84. The date the house was built is unknown. It was known as the Taylor house. Other owners and dwellers were E. L. Taylor, George A. Warner, W. Robinson, F. M. Henderson, Charles F. Farrill, Fred Kerkow -1927, James Shidell, Art Kerkow.

A bathroom was added upstairs, and a service porch off the kitchen. In 1976 a bedroom and bathroom were added downstairs. Vinyl siding was put on in 1979.


The 1940 U. S. Census taken on 1940 shows James Sheidle (age 52) born in Wisconsin, and 5 years ago was living in the Same, and with 6 years of School, does General Delivery, and is renting his home for $15/month, and is living in the City of Hope, Steele Co., ND. Living with him is his wife, Kittie Sheidle (age 50) born in Nebraska, and 5 years ago was living in the Same House, and with 4 years of College.

The 1940 U. S. Census taken on 1940 shows Art Kerkow (age 28) born in Minnesota, and 5 years ago was living in the Same, and with 3 years of High School, is an unmarried Grain Elevator Laborer, and who rents his house for $5/month and is living in the City of Hope, Steele Co., ND. Living with him are: his widowed mother, Mary Kerkow (age 54) born in Minnesota, and 5 years ago was living in the Same, and with 8 years of School; his unmarried brother, Orvell Kerkow (age 16) born in North Dakota, and 5 years ago was living in the Same, and with 7 years of High School, a Theater Machine Operator; and his sister, Caroline Kerkow (age 13) born in North Dakota, and 5 years ago was living in the Same, and with 6 years of High School.

Kittie Vaughn (Brown) Shidell died April 5, 1941, Hope, Steele Co., ND, at age 51. Buried in Hope Cemetery, Hope, Steele Co., ND.

James A. "Jim" Shidell and Mary M. "Mamie" (Schneider) Kerkow were married about November 23, 1945, in Steele Co., ND.

Mary M. "Mamie" (Schneider) (Kerkow) Shidell died December 1, 1956, in Traill Co., ND, at age 71. Buried in Hope Cemetery, Hope, Steele Co., ND.


City of Page, Cass Co., ND - Funeral Home Index

Mamie Shidell (Mrs. James Shidell): b. 8/7/1885; d. 12/1/1956 in Traill Co., ND. Residence Steele Co., ND


James A. "Jim" Shidell died September 30, 1974, in Valley City, Barnes Co., ND at age 87. Residence: Steele Co., ND. Buried in Hope Cemetery, Hope, Steele Co., ND. 

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Six more names were added to the Gold Star Mothers list: Mrs. Magadalen Huschka, Mrs. Jennie Newell, Mrs. Johanna Norgaard, Mrs. Grace Reichert, Mrs. Olga Steinke, Mrs. Mary (Kerkow) Shidell