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LONG, Elizabeth
(Abt 1769-Bef 1818)
UNKNOWN, Rebecca
(Abt 1773-After 1820)
(1800-Bef 1860)
DANIELS, Elizabeth
(1804-Bef 1860)


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SHOEMAKER, William 1 2 3 4

  • Born: 1833, Indiana

bullet  General Notes:

Twin to Jane. William appears in two households on the 1850 US Census: living with his parents in Loran, Illinois, and living with his sister, Emmit Holroyd, and her family in Mill Creek, Illinois.


bullet  Noted events in his life were:

Military Service: U.S. Civil War - Union, 3 Feb 1862, Lancaster, Wisconsin. 5th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment, Company I

Military Desertion, 1 May 1863, Fredericksburg, Virginia.

Military Award: Distinguished Service, 1863.



1 1850 US Census (Loran, Stephenson County, Illinois). Repository: Ancestry. Surety: 4. Lists John Shoemaker [sp. Shuemaker] (age 50, b. NJ), wife Elizabeth (age 49, b. IN) and children William (age 17, b. IN), Jane (age 17, b. IN), Margaret (age 14, b. IN) and Sarah (age 8, b. IL), living in Loran, Illinois. This is the only census found so far in which John and Elizabeth appear with their children. John is listed as a "farmer." Living two houses away is their daughter Eleanor Lowell and her family. Also living nearby is the family of Moses Grigsby, whose son, George, will marry the Shoemaker's daughter, Margaret. Living next to the Grigsby's is John's cousin, Calvin Curry, and his family. This record indicates that the Shoemaker's were living in Indiana between 1832-1841, and moved to Illinois by 1842.

2 1840 US Census (Honey Creek, Vigo County, Indiana). Repository: Ancestry. Surety: 3. Lists John [spelled Jno, for Jonathon] Shoemaker (age 30-40, b. 1800-1810), wife (age 30-40, b. 1800-1810) and children 2 males (age 5-10, b. 1830-1835), 1 male (age 10-15, b. 1825-1830), 1 female (age <5, b. 1835-1840), 1 female (age 5-10, b. 1830-1835), 1 female (age 10-15, b. 1825-1830) and 2 females (age 15-20, b. 1820-1825), living in Honey Creek, Indiana. This information lines up well with the family members we know of. There are three additional children on this census that we do not yet have information on. Numerous relatives of this family are also living in Honey Creek at this time, including John's aunt, Mary Curry Clem. The name Jonathon is likely this man's correct given name, as his grandfather was Jonathon Long.

3 1860 US Census (Fennimore, Grant County, Wisconsin). Repository: Ancestry. Surety: 4. Lists Truman [spelled Trusman] Lowell (age 39, b. OH), wife Eleanor (age 33, b. IN) and children Chas. W. (age 14, b. IL), Mary E. (age 14, b. IL), John (age 12, b. IL), Sarah E. (age 9, b. IL), Milton (age 8, b. IL), Albert W. (age 6, b. WI) and Margaret L. (age 3, b. WI), living Fennimore, Wisconsin. Truman is listed as a "farmer." Also in the household are Eleanor's siblings, William Shoemaker (age 26, b. IL) and Sarah Shoemaker (age 18, b. IN).

4 American Civil War Soldiers. Surety: 3. Name: William Shoemaker
Residence: Lancaster, Wisconsin
Enlistment Date: 03 February 1862
Distinguished Service: DISTINGUISHED SERVICE
Side Served: Union
State Served: Wisconsin
Unit Numbers: 3109 3109
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 03 February 1862
Enlisted in Company I, 5th Infantry Regiment Wisconsin on 03 February 1862.
Deserted Company I, 5th Infantry Regiment Wisconsin on 01 May 1863
. It appears that William deserted the Union army sometime after the battle of Fredericksburg.

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