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Sheldon Township Cemetery
Also known as the Oil City Cemetery

Compiled by Erma (Wallace) Olson (1906-1994). After this compilation in 1942 the cemetery was destroyed and plowed by the farmer who owned the surounding land. He was later forced to restore it but most of the stones never were returned. Her list also contains some info on people buried there with no stones at the time she copied them. Erma was a life long Oil City Resident and genealogist. Many thanks to Erma!

[Brackets Compilers Information]
Printed by Jerry & Mickie Parr (ss = same stone)

The Sheldon Township Cemetery was purchased by the Township from Thomas and Catherine WILKINSON 5 April 1862 for the sum of $1.00.

ABBOTT, Hubert 11 Jun 1857-9 Sep 1869
[His parents were William Porter and Cornelia (SOULE) ABBOTT, they were also parents of Elisha buried in this cemetery with no stone; George; and another male who was father of Ethel (ABBOTT) NOFFKES.]

APPLEMAN, Valentine [No Stone, Civil War Veteran]

FRANCISCO, Marrion 28 May 1891 infant son of C.H. & F.D.
[The mothers maiden name was Frances HEATH, she was sister to Ed HEATH.]

HEATH, W.J. 75th WI Inf Co. H CW
Winslow J. 29 Dec 1824-11 Feb 1899
ss Member Co. H 75 WI Div
ss Emmogene M. 16 Mar 1855-21 Mar 1860
ss Emily S. 16 Apr 1857-27 May 1872
ss Clarence 16 Feb 1853-6 Apr 1888
[Clarence was better known as Cass-he was killed when a piece flew off an engine.]

Susan (SMITH) 1916 wife of Winslow J.
[No marker for above but buried there]
[Winslow J. & Susan (SMITH) HEATH were grandparents of Barney HEATH, Barney's father was Ed HEATH. Emmogene M., Emily S. and Clarence were aunts & uncle of Barney HEATH. Susan (SMITH) HEATH was a sister to Ed SMITH, also buried same cemetery.]

LANG also see LANGE

LANG, D.H. 1879 age 54y 8m 15d Co. H 6th R.Y. WI Vol CW

LANGE also see LANG

LANGE, Sylvanus A. 3 Apr 1866 26y 10m 19d son of John and Nancy

LAVIS, Ann M. 2 Oct 1863 13y 7m 18d dau of John & Sofa

PALEN, Esther Eugene d 2 Feb [No Stone] Infant dau of Bert & Eva
[buried next to Ruth]

POWELL, John 15 Jun 1860 76y 11m 5d
Catherine 5 Jan 1881/1884 93y 11m
ss Hulda 7 Nov 1860 29y 5m 5d dau of J. & C.

RAWSON, Lucien M. 26 Mar 1862
Vol. 3rd WI Cav CW

RUMPEE, Ellen 7 Oct 1863 3y 3m 3d
ss Andrew 18 Jun 1865 8m 24d
ss Children of Chas. H. & D.S.
[Chas. H. and Doris S. (SNYDER) RUMPEE were also the parents of George and Henry.]

SHELDON, Vernon [No Stone, father of George and Floyd]

SHIPPEE, George L. 9 Sep 1829-3 Mar 1904
ss Salina 25 [SMITH] Mar 1822-17 Mar 1890
[These were grandparents to Jess SHIPPEE. Salina was a sister to Susan (SMITH) HEATH and Ed SMITH.]

SMITH, Ed [No Stone]
Lib [No Stone]
[Ed SMITH was brother to Susan HEATH and Salina SHIPEE. Lib SMITH was sister to Olive wife of Lon JOHNSON, the first white child born in Monroe County, Wisconsin, resided Oil City.

SOULE, Hubert Elisha born 11 Jun 1857 Sheldon T., near Oil City
buried 9 Sep 1869 in Sheldon Cemetery.

WALLACE, Jane [No Stone] Infant dau of Bert & Lola

WILKINSON, Thomas 11 Sep 1862 84y
ss Jane 14 Aug 1854 daughter

The following information was submitted by Michelle Heath. According to her records the following is shown.  Can anyone tell us if the dates above are accurate from the cemetery? Thanks Michelle for sharing this data.
Conflict of dates: Michelle's great-great grandfather was Winslow J Heath. She has his obituary, his Civil war pension file, his death certificate and what she has does not correspond with Mrs. Wallace's.

Mrs Wallace's information states that W. J. Heath was in the 75th WI Infantry and Michelle's shows it was actually the 25th WI Infantry. He was also born in 1825 not 1824.

In regards to Susan M. (Smith) Heath-his wife, She was born 6-1-1835 and died 4-15-1918. Mrs Wallace has 1916 for her death date. Michelle has her death date from her widows pension file, and has applied for her death certificate also. She wanted to submit the correct information. IF questions, email Michele Heath

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