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WHEELER, William 1 2
- Born: 23 Jun 1840, White Oak, Lafayette County, Wisconsin
- Marriage: DEAN, Julia Ann on 27 Mar 1866 in Grant County, Wisconsin
- Died: 10 Oct 1916, Fennimore, Grant County, Wisconsin at age 76 3
- Buried: 12 Oct 1916, White Cemetery, Fennimore, Grant County, Wisconsin
William married Julia Ann DEAN on 27 Mar 1866 in Grant County, Wisconsin. (Julia Ann DEAN was born about 1845 in Ohio.)
1850 US Census (Loran, Stephenson County, Illinois). Repository: Ancestry. Surety: 4. Lists Leonard P. Wheeler (age 36, b. VT), wife Martha [Curry] (age 29, b. IN) and children Maria (age 10, b. IL), William (age 9, b. IL), Alford [sp?] (age 7, b. IL), Hiram (age 5, b. IL), George (age 3, b. IL) and Ira (age 1, b. IL), living in Loran, Illinois. Also in the household is George Wheeler (age 20, b. VT), probably Leonard's brother. Leonard and George Sr. are both listed as "farmers."
1860 US Census (Hickory Grove, Grant County, Wisconsin). Repository: Ancestry. Surety: 4. Lists Leonard P. Wheeler (age 48, b. VT), wife Martha [Curry] (age 38, b. IN) and children Maria (age 20, b. IL), William (age 19, b. IL), Alfred (age 17, b. IL), Hiram (age 16, b. IL), James (age 6, b. WI), Fred (age 4, b. WI), Parker (age 2, b. WI) and Proctor (age 2, b. WI) [twins], living in Hickory Grove, Wisconsin. Leonard is listed as a "farmer." Martha's parents, Calvin and Jane Curry, are also living in Grant County at this time.
Grant County Herald (Grant County, Wisconsin). Surety: 4. DEATH NOTICE: WM. WHEELER: Wm. Wheeler, eldest son of Leonard and Martha Wheeler, was born at White Oak, Springs, Wis. June 23, 1840 and died Oct. 10, 1916.
Early in life he moved with his parents to Lancaster, Wis. He married Miss Julia Dean March 27, 1866 and settled on a farm at Ellenboro, came to Fennimore about 34 years ago. There were given five children to this home, two are deceased, Elmer and Rosa, Mrs. Erma Perkins of Prairie du Chien, Jesse, of Annaton and Chas. of Crawford County.
He enlisted in Company K, 12th Regiment of Wis., at Boscobel in Oct. 1861 for three years. After serving his time out he re-enlisted in 1864. Comrades say that he was a brave loyal soldier. He was a member of the G.A.R. Post of Fennimore.
Funeral services were conducted by Rev. A.W. Phillips, pastor of the U.B. Church in the home Thursday, Oct. 12. Sermon was preached from Ps. 90-12 to a large attendance of neighbors and friends. Interment in White Cemetery.