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John Lyon Shidell was born February 11, 1846, in Rockaway Twp., Morris Co., NJ, and died August 8, 1922, at his home in Sparta, Monroe Co., WI, at age 76. Buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Sparta, Monroe Co., WI. He is the son of Michal Scheidel Jr. of Alsace-Lorraine, France and Elizabeth Lyon of New Jersey.

Ellen J. Willson was born January, 1851, in Oakfield Twp., Fond du Lac Co., WI, and died March 6, 1942, in Waupaca, Waupaca Co., WI, at age 91. Buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Sparta, Monroe Co., WI. She is the daughter of Joseph Willson of New York, and Ann Worthing of Wales. Ellen married her stepbrother, John L. Shidell, son of Michael Shidell Jr. He became her stepbrother after her mother's second marriage.

John Lyon Shidell and Ellen J. Willson were married May 10, 1867, at the Methodist Episcopal Church, Byron, Fond du Lac Co., WI.

John Lyon Shidell and Ellen J. (Willson) Shidell had no children.




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John Lyon Shidell is buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Sparta, Monroe Co., WI. Thanks to Find-A-Grave for making this image available.


John Lyon Shidell was born February 11, 1846, in Rockaway Twp., Morris Co., NJ.

Ellen J. Willson was born about January, 1851, in Oakfield Twp., Fond du Lac Co., WI.

The 1850 U. S. Census taken on August 9, 1850 shows Michael Shidle (age 28) a Laborer born in Germany is living in Rockaway Twp., Morris Co., NJ. Living with him is Elisabeth Shidle (age 23) born in New Jersey. Also living there is John Shidle (age 4) born in New Jersey. There is the John Lyon family living nearby. It is likely that Elizabeth is related to the Lyon family: John Lyon (age 32) is a farmer born in New Jersey, with wife Mary Lyon (age 33) and four daughters and one son, all born in New Jersey.

The 1860 U. S. Census taken on July 23, 1860 shows Michael Shidle, Jr. (age 41) living in Byron Twp., Fond du Lac Co., WI listed as a farmer born in Saxony, along with his wife Elizabeth Shidle (age 38), born in New Jersey. Also shown are son John Shidle (age 13) born in New Jersey, and daughter Mary Shidle (age 5) born in Wisconsin.

The 1860 U. S. Census taken on July 7, 1860 shows Joseph Wilson (age 59) born in New York with real estate of $2,500 and personal estate of $50 is a Farmer living in Leroy Twp., Dodge Co., WI. Living with him is Ann Wilson (age 38) born in England. Also living there are: Anna G. Wilson (age 9); and Wm. H. Wilson (age 6), both born in Wisconsin.

John enlisted in Company A, 45th Infantry Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers on March 9, 1865, shortly before the end of the war. His rank was Private.

John Lyon Shidell and Ellen J. Willson were married May 10, 1867, in Fond du Lac Co., WI.

Joseph Wilson died October 15, 1867, in Fond du Lac Co., WI.

The 1870 U. S. Census taken on June 10, 1870 shows Michael Shidall (age 52) born in Alsace, France is a farmer living in Byron Twp., Fond du Lac Co., WI with real estate valued at $4,800 and personal property of $550. Also living there is Angell Shidall (age 45) born in England and Mary Shidall (age 16) born in Wisconsin. William H. Wilson (Shidall) (age 16) is also living there, who is likely Angell's son from a previous marriage. Michael's son, John Shidall and wife Ellen J. Shidall (age 19) are living on an adjacent farm.

The 1870 U. S. Census taken on June 10, 1870 shows John Shidall (age 24) born in New Jersey is a farmer living in Byron Twp., Fond du Lac Co., WI with real estate valued at $4,000 and personal property of $400. Living with him is his wife Ellen J. Shidall (age 19) born in Wisconsin. John's father, Michael Shidall (age 52) born in Alsace, France is living on the adjacent farm, along with Angell Shidall (age 45) born in England and Mary Shidall (age 16) born in Wisconsin. William H. Wilson (Shidall) (age 16), who is Michael's stepson and Ellen's brother, is also living in Michael's house.

The 1875 Wisconsin State Census taken on June 1, 1875, shows John Shidell is the Head of Household and is living in Byron Twp., Fond du Lac Co., WI. Living in the household: 1 Male, and 1 Female.

The 1880 U. S. Census taken on June 1, 1880 shows John L. Shidell (age 33) born in New Jersey to French and New Jersey-born parents is a married Brakeman for a Railroad Company and is boarding in the Village of Escanaba, Delta Co., MI.

The 1880 U. S. Census taken on June 21, 1880 shows Michael Shidell (age 62) born in Alsace of Alsace-born parents is a farmer living in Byron Twp., Fond du Lac Co., WI. Living with him is his wife Ann Shidell (age 58) born in Wales of Welsh-born parents. Two servants also live in the house: a male laborer (age 19) and a female domestic (age 17).

The 1885 Wisconsin State Census taken on June 20, 1885, shows W. H. Wilson, M. D., is the Head of Household and is living in Byron Twp., Fond du Lac Co., WI. Living in the household: 3 Males, 2 Females. Of these, all 5 born in the United States.

Maggie Willson died June 6, 1893. She was buried in Byron cemetery with her parents, Sumner Sweet and Elizabeth Evans.

The 1895 Wisconsin State Census taken on June 20, 1895 shows John Sidell is the Head of Household and is living in the City of Sparta, Monroe Co., WI. There are total of 3 Males and 4 Females living there, all born in the United States.

The 1900 U. S. Census taken on June 1, 1900 shows Ann Shiddell (age 75) born April 1825 in England of English-born parents is a boarder living Sparta, Sparta Twp., Monroe Co., WI. She is a widow married for 28 years and both of her children are living. She emigrated from England in 1850 and is living in the household of John L. Shiddell (age 52) born February 1848 in New Jersey of New York and German-born parents) who is a photographer who owns his own house and has been married for 25 years. Living with him is his wife Ellen J. Shiddell (age 44) born January 1856 in Wisconsin of New York and English-born parents. Ellen is childless.

The 1905 Wisconsin State Census taken on June 1, 1905 shows John L. Shidell (age 50) born in New York to New York and German-born parents is a Photographer owning his own home free of a mortgage and is living in the 4th Ward, City of Sparta, Monroe Co., WI. Living with him is his wife, Ellen J. Shidel (age 48) born in Wisconsin to New York-born parents.

The 1910 U. S. Census taken on May 9, 1910 shows John L. Shidell (age 63) born in New Jersey to Unknown and New Jersey-born parents is a Photographer who owns his own home at 414 S. Water Street, 4th Ward, City of Sparta, Monroe Co., WI. Living with him is his wife of 42 years, Ellen J. Shidell (age 59) born in Wisconsin to New York and Wales-born parents, who is childless. Also living there is John's widowed mother-in-law, Ann W. Shidell (age 88) born in Wales to England and Wales-born parents.

By 1900, Ella's father, William H. Willson, age 46, was widowed and living with his unmarried son in Fond du Lac, WI.

By 1910, Ella's father, William H. Wilson, age 57, was divorced and living with his married son in Fond du Lac, WI.


The La Crosse Tribune, La Crosse, La Crosse Co., WI, Thursday, February 3, 1916

MRS. ANNA H. WILSON SUCCUMBS

Well Known Woman Dies at Home of Her Daughter...

SPARTA, Wis., Feb. 3. - Mrs. Ann H. Wilson died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John Shidell, on South Water street on Monday evening about seven o'clock from old age. Besides the daughter, she is survived by a son, Dr. W. H. Wilson, who has been in this city for several months to help care for his aged mother. There will be private services at the home this afternoon, and then Dr. Wilson will accompany the remains to the former home at Oakfield, Wis., where funeral services will be held and she will be buried by the side of her late husband.


The Fond du Lac Reporter, Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac Co., WI, Thursday, February 3, 1916

FORMERLY LIVED IN THIS CITY

Mrs. Anna Shidell Passes Away at Sparta

RESIDED WITH HER DAUGHTER

Mother of Dr. W. M. Willson, This City - Funeral at Oakfield Thursday

Mrs. Ann Worthing Willson Shidell, for many years a resident of Byron township, died at 7 o'clock Monday evening at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John L. Shidell, at Sparta. Beside her daughter she leaves one son, Dr. W. H. Willson, of this city; one grandson, Harry S. Willson, also of this city; one brother, James Worthing, of Fond du Lac; and many nephews and nieces, members of the several Worthing families of this city and Oakfield.

Mrs. Shidell is one of the pioneer residents of Leroy, Dodge county. She then resided in Byron township for many years until about fifteen years ago, when she went to Sparta to reside with her daughter.

Funeral services will be held at the Methodist church at Oakfield at 10:30 Thursday morning. Burial will be in the Avoca cemetery, beside her first husband, Joseph Willson, who died in October, 1867. The bearers will be E. P. Worthing, of this city, Charles Taylor, Frank Barbee and Frank Worthing, all of Oakfield.

The body will be accompanied to Oakfield by Dr. W. H. Willson. The daughter, Mrs. Shidell, will be unable to attend the funeral as she recently fractured her knee cap in a fall on a slippery walk.


The 1920 U. S. Census taken on January 18, 1920, shows John L. Shidell (age 72) born in New Jersey to French and United States-born parents is Retired who owns his own home at 414 South Water Street, 4th Ward, City of Sparta, Monroe Co., WI. Living with him is his wife of 42 years, Ellen J. Shidell (age 67) born in Wisconsin to New York and English-born parents, who is childless.

John Lyon Shidell died August 8, 1922, at his home in Sparta, Monroe Co., WI, at age 75. Buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Sparta, Monroe Co., WI.


The Sparta Herald, Sparta, Monroe Co., WI, Tuesday, August 8, 1922

Death Summons Much Esteemed Sparta Citizen

Alderman John L. Shidell Passed Away Suddenly Tuesday Night, August 8

Sparta was shocked by the announcement of the sudden death of Alderman John L. Shidell, which occurred at his home on South Water street, at about 9:00 o'clock Tuesday evening. He was apparently well and was sitting in his chair conversing with his wife, and he suddenly threw back his head and expired. Dr. V. W. Stiles was called and he responded to the summons immediately, but Mr. Shidell was dead before he arrived. Death was apparently due to some affectation of the heart. He had been in apparent good health, and during the day was about town as usual. Mr. Shidell was 75 years of age, and was born in New Jersey. He has been a resident of this city for many years and was engaged in the photograph business up to a few years ago, in partnership with the late Fred M. Foster, conducting the studio now occupied by Mr. Pope. In his sudden taking away, the city has lost a valued and esteemed citizen who can ill be spared. Definite arrangements for the funeral had not been made at the time of the printing of the Herald, awaiting the arrival of Dr. Wilson, Mrs. Shidell's brother. It is expected that the funeral will be held on Friday afternoon, Rev. J. S. Morris, officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Hope cemetery.


The Sparta Herald, Sparta, Monroe Co., WI, Tuesday, January 2, 1923

Mrs. E. J. Shidell writes from Spring Valley, S. D., "I am here among friends I have known since early girlhood, for the present, at least, but I am with my Sparta friends very much of my time in heart."


The 1930 U. S. Census taken on April 9, 1930, shows Ellen J. Shidell (age 72) born in Wisconsin to New York and England-born parents is a widow boarding at 415 S. Water Street, 3rd Ward, City of Sparta, Monroe Co., WI.

The 1940 U. S. Census taken on April 10, 1940, shows Ellen Shidell (age 88) born in Wisconsin, and 5 years ago was living in Sparta, Monroe Co., WI, and with 7 years of School, is a widowed Member and is living at 501 Roberts Hall, Wisconsin Veteran's Home, Farmington Twp., Waupaca Co., WI.

Ella J. (Willson) Shidell died March 6, 1942, in Waupaca, Waupaca Co., WI, at age 91. Buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Sparta, Monroe Co., WI.


The Sparta Herald, Sparta, Monroe Co., WI, Monday, March 9, 1942

Mrs. Ellen Shidell Is Buried In City

Funeral services for Mrs. Ellen Shidell were held at the Lanham mortuary here Sunday. Mrs. Shidell died Friday at Waupaca. The Shidells were old residents of Sparta, having lived here for many years. Mr. Shidell was a photographer in the firm of Foster and Shidell. The Rev. W. F. Tomlinson, Blue River, an old friend, officiated at the services. Interment was in the Woodlawn cemetery beside the grave of Mr. Shidell, who preceded her in death. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Wilson, the former a nephew, came here from Fond du Lac for the services.