Sunday, March 02, 2008

William Shidler

William Shidler, son of Jacob and Rebecca (Wise) Shidler, was born on 02 Sep 1847 in Orange Township, Ashland County, Ohio, died on 09 Sep 1922 in Ashland, Ashland County, Ohio at age 75, and was buried in Ashland City Cemetery, Ashland County, Ohio. The death record of William Shidler, available at www.familysearchlabs.org gives his parents as Rebecca Wise, born in Pennsylvania and Jacob Shidler, born in Pennsylvania.

William married Elizabeth Myers on 05 Nov 1872. Elizabeth was born on 27 Mar 1850 in Myersdale, Pennsylvania, died on 14 Jun 1924 in Ashland, Ashland County, Ohio at age 74, and was buried in Ashland City Cemetery, Ashland County, Ohio.

A biography of William Shidler was published in the 1880 Biographical History of Ashland County by George Hill. Biographical Sketches of Early Pioneers Who Settled in Ashland County Ohio. Available online at http://www.rootsweb.com/~ohacogs/orange23.html

William Shidler, only son of Jacob Shidler was born in Orange Township, Ashland County, Ohio September 2, 1847. His father came to Ashland County from Holmes County with his parents when he was a young man; Ashland County was ever after his home.

The farm on which William now lives and which he owns, is the farm his father purchased when he was married, and where he raised his family consisting of William the subject of this sketch, and his sister now the wife of Hugh Murry. Mr. Shidler died October 3, 1866 and Mrs. Shidler died February 5, 1877. November 5, 1872, William Shidler married Elizabeth Myers, daughter of John and Barbara Myers of Clearcreek Township. The fruit of this union was three children, Maud, Lloyd and Charley Jay. Maud, the oldest died at the age of fifteen months.

Mr. Shidler is a Democrat in politics, is an industrious farmer, and is a companionable man, much respected by his neighbors. He has been for six years assessor in Orange Township. His farm is considered one of the best grain farms in the township.

William Shidler and Elizabeth Myers had four children:
  1. Maude Shidler was born on 15 Aug 1873, died on 08 Nov 1874 at age 1, and was buried in Ashland City Cemetery, Ashland County, Ohio.
  2. Lloyd Shidler was born on 15 Dec 1874, died on 21 Aug 1901 at age 26, and was buried in Ashland City Cemetery, Ashland County, Ohio.
  3. Charles Jay Shidler was born on 30 Sep 1876 in Orange Township, Ashland County, Ohio, died on 18 Aug 1943 in Ashland, Ashland County, Ohio at age 66, and was buried in Ashland City Cemetery, Ashland County, Ohio. He was a veteran of the Spanish-American War. Charles married Bessie Ewing about 1905. Bessie was born on 11 Sep 1878 in Milton Township, Ashland County, Ohio, died on 03 Dec 1938 in Ashland, Ashland County, Ohio at age 60, and was buried in Ashland City Cemetery, Ashland County, Ohio. They had no children.
  4. Etha Shidler was born on 11 Aug 1885 in Ashland, Ashland County, Ohio and died on 21 Sep 1978 in Ashland, Ashland County, Ohio at age 93. Etha married Carroll Glenn Helbert about 1908. Carroll was born on 13 Mar 1883 in Ashland, Ashland County, Ohio and died on 27 Jun 1977 in Ashland, Ashland County, Ohio at age 94.
Etha Shidler and Carroll Glenn Helbert had three children:
... i. Elizabeth Helbert was born on 28 Dec 1908 in Ohio and died on 09 Oct 1998 at age 89. Elizabeth married Jack Zedaker. They lived in Youngstown, Ohio when her mother died in 1978.
... ii. Betty Jane Helbert was born on 24 Aug 1912 in Ohio and died in Nov 1993 at age 81. Betty married Dick Holzaepfel. They lived in Iowa City, Iowa when her mother died in 1978.
... iii. Rosemary Helbert was born on 28 Jan 1915 in Tiffin, Ohio, died on 26 Dec 1929 in Ashland, Ashland County, Ohio at age 14, and was buried in Ashland City Cemetery, Ashland County, Ohio.

Source information is available upon request. If anyone reading this is related to these people or has any information on them, please contact me! kinexxions "at" gmail "dot" com

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