Michal M. Scheidel Sr.


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Michal M. "Michael" Scheidel Sr. was born September 20, 1795, in Croettwiller, Bas-Rhin, Lorraine, France, and died May 10, 1874, in Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac Co., WI, at age 78. Buried in Rohlf Cemetery, Eden Twp., Fond du Lac Co., WI. 

Catharina "Ann" Gunter was born about 1798 in Alsace-Lorraine, France, and died Unknown in Alsace-Lorraine, France. She is the daughter of Unknown Gunter and Unknown.

Michal M. "Michael" Scheidel Sr. and Catharina "Ann" Gunter were married 1816 in Alsace-Lorraine, France.

Michal M. "Michael" Scheidel Sr. and Catharina "Ann" (Gunter) Scheidel had six children:

  1. Michal M. Scheidel Jr.: Born May, 1818, in the town of Grittvil, Alsace-Lorraine, France (possibly Giriviller, Meurthe-et-Moselle, Alsace, France); Died August 7, 1894, in Byron Twp., Fond du Lac Co., WI (age 76). Buried in Byron Cemetery, Byron Twp., Fond du Lac Co., WI. Married (1) April 3, 1842, in Morris Co., NJ, to Elizabeth Lyon: Born March 17, 1823, in New Jersey; Died May 24, 1867, in Byron Twp., Fond du Lac Co., WI (age 44). Buried in Byron Cemetery, Byron Twp., Fond du Lac Co., WI. Married (2) December 6, 1868, in Fond du Lac Co., WI, to Ann H. (Worthing) Willson: Born 1822 in Wales; Died 1916 in Sparta, Monroe Co., WI (about age 96).
  2. Margaret Scheidel: Born April 13, 1827, in the town of Grittvil, Alsace-Lorraine, France (possibly Giriviller, Meurthe-et-Moselle, Alsace, France); Died February 23, 1895, in South Byron, Byron Twp., Fond du Lac Co., WI (age 67). Married July 19, 1848, in Rockaway Twp., Morris Co., NJ, to George Bastian: Born April 16, 1820, in Alsace-Lorraine, France; Died May 17, 1892, in Byron Twp., Fond du Lac Co., WI (age 72).
  3. Daughter One Scheidel: Born Unknown; Died Unknown.
  4. Daughter Two Scheidel: Born Unknown; Died Unknown.
  5. Unknown Son Scheidel: Born Unknown; Died Unknown.
  6. Salome Jane Scheidel: Born July 4, 1832, in the town of Grittvil, Alsace-Lorraine, France (possibly Giriviller, Meurthe-et-Moselle, Alsace, France); Died March 10, 1923, at her home in Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac Co., WI (age 91). Emigrated about 1853. Married (1) about 1854 in New Jersey to Edward Richter: Born January 17, 1829, in Germany: Died February 16, 1876, in Fond du Lac Co., WI (age 47). Married (2) July 18, 1876, in Fond du Lac Co., WI, to William David Edwards: Born October 31, 1823, in South, Monmouthshire, Wales; Died February 17, 1901, in Eldorado Twp., Fond du Lac Co., WI (age 77).

Michal M. "Michael" Scheidel Sr. then married Margaretha "Margaret" Heil.

Margaretha "Margaret" Heil was born December 15, 1800, in Alsace-Lorraine, France, and died December 24, 1869, in Byron Twp., Fond du Lac Co., WI, at age 69. Buried in Rohlf Cemetery, Eden Twp., Fond du Lac Co., WI. She is the daughter of Unknown.

Michal M. "Michael" Scheidel Sr. and Margaretha "Margaret" Heil were married 1834 in Alsace-Lorraine, France.

Michal M. "Michael" Scheidel Sr. and Margaretha "Margaret" (Heil) Scheidel had eight children:

  1. Carl Scheidel: Born about 1834 in the town of Giriviller, Meurthe-et-Moselle, Alsace, France; Died Unknown.
  2. Jacob Scheidel: Born June 18, 1835, in the town of Giriviller, Meurthe-et-Moselle, Alsace, France; Died July 15, 1908, in Stevens Point, Portage Co., WI (age 73). Buried in Forest Cemetery, Hull Twp., Portage Co., WI. Married (1) about 1853 in France, to Doretha Unknown: Born Unknown; Died Unknown. Married (2) December 29, 1859, in Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac Co., WI, to Justina Emma "Lucy" Luhn: Born July 5, 1839, in Berlin, Germany (Saxony, Prussia): Died July 29, 1915, at her home at 532 Fremont Street, Stevens Point, Portage Co., WI, (age 76). Buried in Forest Cemetery, Hull Twp., Portage Co., WI.
  3. Katharina Scheidel: Born October 18, 1838, in the town of Giriviller, Meurthe-et-Moselle, Alsace, France; Died March 1, 1907, in Fond du Lac Co., WI (age 68). Married May 6, 1857, in Fond du Lac Co., WI, to Frederick "Fred" Grill: Born November 18, 1834, in Wutenberg, Germany; Died February 21, 1906, in Fond du Lac Co., WI (age 71). Frederick served in the New Jersey Infantry during the Civil War.
  4. Madeleine Scheidel: Born about 1841 in the town of Grittvil, Alsace-Lorraine, France (possibly Giriviller, Meurthe-et-Moselle, Alsace, France); Died after 1858 in the United States.
  5. Adam William Scheidel: Born April 25, 1843, in the town of Giriviller, Meurthe-et-Moselle, Alsace, France; Died September 4, 1919, in Sherry Twp., Wood Co., WI (age 76). Buried in Union Protestant Cemetery, Milladore, Wood Co., WI. Married April 2, 1866, in her mother's home in South Byron, Byron Twp., Fond du Lac Co., WI, to Lucinda Matilda Abbey: Born September 30, 1848, in Hope Twp., Durham Co., Canada West (Ontario), Canada; Died February 26, 1926, in Sherry Twp., Wood Co., WI (age 77). Buried in Union Protestant Cemetery, Milladore, Wood Co., WI.
  6. Elisabeth Scheidel: Born April 10, 1845, in the town of Giriviller, Meurthe-et-Moselle, Alsace, France; Died May 26, 1923, in Shiocton, Outagamie Co., WI (age 78). Buried in Shiocton-Bovina Saint Denis Cemetery, Shiocton, Outagamie Co., WI. Married September 15, 1866, in Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac Co., WI, to Charles H. Burns: Born February 8, 1840, in Ireland; Died November 30, 1891, in Bovina, Outagamie Co., WI (age 51). Buried in Shiocton-Bovina Saint Denis Cemetery, Shiocton, Outagamie Co., WI.
  7. Unknown One Scheidel: Born Unknown; Died Unknown.
  8. Unknown Two Scheidel: Born Unknown; Died Unknown.



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Michal M. "Michael" Scheidel Sr. and Margaretha "Margaret" (Heil) Scheidel are buried in Rohlf Cemetery, Eden Twp., Fond du Lac Co., WI. The two pictures on the left are of the marker in the ground, and the two on the right are after removal for full view and restoration. Thanks to Find-A-Grave for making these pictures available.

The Rohlf Cemetery (sometimes called Welton Cemetery) description below is from researchers in 1975. Leigh Larson visited the cemetery on June 20, 2003 and can confirm that the appearance has not improved over the years. A neighbor said for a few years a local 4-H group maintained the grounds, but that ended some time ago. Essentially this is a small overgrown woodlot with many overturned, broken or sunken gravestones.

ROHLF CEMETERY. Town of Eden, Fond du Lac County; Section 31. Location: This cemetery is located on Co. Hwy Y, one mile east of Co. K. The cemetery is on the north side of the Hwy. where Co. Y turns a sharp right and a Country road forks left. It is on a small hill and cannot be recognized as a cemetery until you climb the road embankment, and see the stones. It is extremely overgrown and neglected. The stones are scattered throughout the cemetery. History: On April 8, 1853 Alfred Bliss and wife Harriet R. sold to Quimby Hayes, Elias Wilbur and Zopher B. Hays, one acre of section 31 for $1.00, this is the SE corner of Sec. 31.

SCHEIDEL, Margaretha, born Dec. 15, 1800 - died Dec. 24, 1869

SCHEIDEL, Michal, born Sept. 20, 1795 - died May 10, 1874


Michal M. "Michael" Scheidel Sr. was born September 20, 1795, in Croettwiller, Bas-Rhin, Lorraine, France.

Catharina "Ann?" Gunter was born about 1798 in Alsace-Lorraine, France.

Marguerithe "Margaret" Heil was born December 15, 1800, in Alsace-Lorraine, France.

Michal M. "Michael" Scheidel Sr. and Catharina "Ann?" Gunter were married 1816 in Alsace-Lorraine, France.

Michal M. "Michael" Scheidel Sr. and Marguerithe "Margaret" Heil were married 1834 in Alsace-Lorraine, France.

Michel Scheidel Jr. (age 19), a Farmer, departed April 20, 1837, from Havre De Grace, aboard the Ship Burgundy, and arrived April 20, 1837, at the Port of New York.


Michel Scheidel (age 19), a Farmer, departed April 20, 1837, from Havre De Grace, aboard the Ship Burgundy, and arrived April 20, 1837, in the Port of New York.

Name:

Michel Scheidel

Year:

1837

Age:

19

Place:

New York, New York

Source Publication Code:

7640

Primary Immigrant:

Scheidel, Michel

Annotation:

Date and port of arrival. Extracted from records at the National Archives. Sex, occupation, and country of origin are also provided.

Source Bibliography:

ROCKETT, CHARLES WHITLOCK, compiler. Some Shipboard Passengers of Captain John Rockett from Europe to New York City (1828-1841). Mission Viejo, Calif.: the compiler, 1983. 46p.

Page:

27


Jacob Scheidel and Carl Scheidel Arrival Date: May 17, 1852.


Arrival Date: May 17, 1852: Jacob Scheidel and Carl Scheidel Immigration Passenger List showed the following members:

  1. Scheidel, Carl (age 18) Bavaria

  2. Scheidel, Jacob (age 17) Bavaria

 

Name:

Jacob Scheidel

Arrival Date:

17 May 1852

Estimated Birth Year:

abt 1835

Age:

17

Gender:

Male

Port of Departure:

Le Havre, France

Destination:

United States of America

Place of Origin:

Bavaria

Ship Name:

Mercury

Port of Arrival:

New York

Line:

29

Microfilm Serial:

M237

Microfilm Roll:

113

List Number:

556

Port Arrival State:

New York

Port Arrival Country:

United States

 


When Katharina Scheidel immigrated to the USA at age 14, she must have been traveling with an adult, probably a relative. Listed in the ship manifest as coming from France were: Elisa Sailz (age 21), Friedrich Kerng/Kang (age 4), and Salome Kerng/Kang (age 23).


Arrival Date: September 13, 1853: Immigration Passenger List showed the following members: Catherine Scheidel.

Name: Catherine Scheidel
Arrival Date: 13 Sep 1853
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1839
Age: 14
Gender: Female
Port of Departure: Le Havre, France
Destination: New York
Place of Origin: France
Ethnicity/Race­/Nationality: French
Ship Name: Fairfield
Port of Arrival: New York
Line: 42
Microfilm Serial: M237
Microfilm Roll: M237_131
List Number: 966
Port Arrival State: New York
Port Arrival Country: United States

 


The 1855 Wisconsin State Census shows Michael Shidell is living in Byron Twp., Fond du Lac Co., WI. Leigh Larson note: This is Michael Scheidel Jr.

On January 5, 1858, the Michal M. "Michael" Scheidel Sr. family arrived at the Port of New York from the Port of Le Havre, France, aboard SS Casis.


Arrival Date: January 5, 1858: Michael Scheidel, Sr. family Immigration Passenger List showed the following family members:

  1. Scheidel, Michel (age 62) France

  2. Scheidel, Marguerithe (age 58) France

  3. Scheidel, Madeleine (age 16) France

  4. Scheidel, Adam (age 14) France

  5. Scheidel, Elisabeth (age 12) France


The 1860 U. S. Census taken on July 23, 1860, shows Michael Shidle (age 63) born in France, is a Farmer, and is living in Byron Twp., Fond du Lac Co., WI. Living with him is Margret Shidle (age 60) born in France. 

The 1860 U. S. Census taken on August 8, 1860, shows Wm. Edwards (age 36) born in Wales with real estate of $2,300 and personal estate of $400 is a Farmer living in Eldorado Twp., Fond du Lac Co., WI. Living with him is his wife, Lydeana Edwards (age 31) born in New York. Also living there are seven Edwards children: Anna M. Edwards (age 13) born in Wales; Mary J. Edwards (age 12) born in Ohio; Eliza R. Edwards (age 7) born in Ohio; Sarah A. Edwards (age 5) born in Wisconsin; David A. Edwards (age 4) born in Wisconsin; Wm. H. Edwards (age 2) born in Wisconsin; and George G. Edwards (age 1) born in Wisconsin.

Marguerithe "Margaret" (Heil) Scheidel died December 24, 1869, in Byron Twp., Fond du Lac Co., WI, at age 69. Buried in Rohlf Cemetery, Eden Twp., Fond du Lac Co., WI.  

The 1870 U. S. Census taken on June 16, 1870, shows Chas. Banns (age 30) born in Ireland, and with real estate of $700 is a Lumberman, and is living in the 4th Ward, City of Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac Co., WI. Living with him are: his wife, Elizabeth Banns (age 23) born in France, who is keeping house; Adam Banns (age 7) born in New Jersey; and Michael Shidal (age 75) born in France.

The 1870 U. S. Census taken on July 27, 1870, shows William Edwards (age 46) born in Wales with real estate of $3,000 and personal estate of $900 is a Farmer living in Eldorado Twp., Fond du Lac Co., WI. Living with him is Lidia Edwards (age 42) born in New York, who does Housekeeping. Also living there are ten Edwards children: Mary J. Edwards (age 21) born in Ohio; Elisa Edwards (age 17) born in Ohio; Sarah A. Edwards (age 15) born in Wisconsin; David A. Edwards (age 14) born in Wisconsin; William Edwards (age 12) born in Wisconsin; George C. Edwards (age 11) born in Wisconsin; Sherman Edwards (age 7) born in Wisconsin; Myron S. Edwards (age 5) born in Wisconsin; Rial D. Edwards (age 4) born in Wisconsin; and Francis Edwards (age 2) born in Wisconsin.

Michal M. "Michael" Scheidel Sr. died May 10, 1874, in the City of Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac Co., WI, at age 78. Buried in Rohlf Cemetery, Eden Twp., Fond du Lac Co., WI. 

Michael Scheidel Family Church Records


  1. Name: Elisabeth Scheidel

  2. Sex: F

  3. Birth: in Elsass

  4. Note: [Church marriage record:] Born in Elsass, father Michael Scheidel, mother Margarethe Heil.

  5. _UID: C6B66F37D41045A9AF55C02F18D9D6BE6CB5

  6. Change Date: 12 MAY 2008


    Father: Michael Scheidel b: 20 SEP 1795 in Elsass, "Germany"
    Mother: Margarethe Heil

Marriage Charles Burns b: in Ireland

  1. Married: 16 SEP 1866 in Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac Co., WI, USA

  2. Note: [St. Peter's Church marriage record 1866 #4, v1 p152:] Charles Burns [sic? Burus?], to Elisabeth Scheidel, date; witnesses ? Grell, Adam Scheidel; submitted to the Courthouse 17 Sep 1866.

  3. Note: [FdLCGS Fond du Lac Co. marriage records index, v3 p260:] Charles Burns, to Elizabeth Scheidel, filing date 10 Sep 1866.

Children

  1. Maria Ellen Burns b: 5 AUG 1872

  1. Name: Michael Scheidel

  2. Sex: M

  3. Birth: 20 SEP 1795 in Elsass, "Germany"

  4. Note: [Church burial record:] Has date; in Croelwerler in Elsas [sic, Elsass] (later Alsace, France).

  5. Immigration: 1858

  6. Note: [Church burial record:] 1858.

  7. Death: ABT JUN 1874

  8. Note: [Church burial record:] Death date not recorded; survived by 25 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild.

  9. Burial: JUN 1874 Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac Co., WI, USA

  10. Note: [St. Peter's Church burial record 1874 #7, v1 p110:] Michael Scheidel; burial date not recorded, but records sequence implies between 1 Jun and 16 Jun 1874.

  11. _UID: 8D22700A5368429EAE598696E60436545B43

  12. Change Date: 14 JUN 2009

 

Marriage 1: Catharina Gunter

  1. Married: 1816

  2. Note: [Husband's church burial record:] 1816, married Catharina Gunter; 6 children, 2 sons, 4 daughters.

Marriage 2: Margarethe Heil

  1. Married: 1834

  2. Note: [Husband's church burial record:] 1834, married Magaretha [sic] Heil; 8 children.

Children

  1. Elisabeth Scheidel b: in Elsass

Name: Catharina Gunter

Sex: F

_UID: 04948A1B6C104E6E95B44D35EC30C5A6C75C

Change Date: 6 MAY 2008

Marriage: Michael Scheidel b: 20 SEP 1795 in Elsass, "Germany"

  1. Married: 1816

  2. Note: [Husband's church burial record:] 1816, married Catharina Gunter; 6 children, 2 sons, 4 daughters

Name: Margarethe Heil

Sex: F

Death: 1869

Note: [Her husband Michael Scheidel's church burial record:] 1858.

UID: 537146ECD1404C41B6C28A3841D3A53FC6C4

Change Date: 6 MAY 2008

 

Marriage Michael Scheidel b: 20 SEP 1795 in Elsass, "Germany"

  1. Married: 1834

  2. Note: [Husband's church burial record:] 1834, married Magaretha [sic] Heil; 8 children.

Children

  1. Elisabeth Scheidel b: in Elsass