Husband: William WHEELER
   Born: 07 MAR 1823 in Clermont Co., OH
Married: 12 OCT 1843 in Pike Co., IL
Died: 12 JAN 1876 in Pike Co., IL (1)
Father: Benjamin W. WHEELER
Mother: Mary MCCARTER
   Wife: Matilda BATTERSHELL
   Born: 10 MAY 1827 in Clark Co., KY
Died: 09 APR 1907
01  (M): Washington Warren WHEELER
Born: 1845 in Pearl, Pike Co. , IL
Spouses: Eliza MILLER
02  (F): Nancy WHEELER
Born: 25 MAR 1846 in Pike Co., IL
Died: 24 OCT 1904 in Pike Co., IL
Spouses: Michael FISHER
03  (F): Matilda WHEELER
Born: 13 JAN 1849 in Pearl, Pike Co., IL
Died: 06 MAY 1929 in Pike Co., IL
Spouses: John William CALVIN
04  (F): Amanda WHEELER
Born: about 1860 in Pearl, Pike Co. , IL
Spouses: Thomas Jefferson BORROWMAN
05  (F): Dora E WHEELER
Born: about 1863 in Pearl, Pike Co. , IL
Spouses: George WILLIAMS
06  (F): Sarah E. WHEELER
Born: about 1866 in Pearl, Pike Co. , IL
Spouses: Swift CROWDER
07  (F): Laura W. WHEELER
Born: about 1868
Spouses: Walter TURNBOLT

Additional Information

William WHEELER:

History of Pike County, Illinois - 1880, pub by Charles Chapman & Co.

Pearl Township - is the most southeastern township of the county, bounded on the east by the IllinoisRiver. It is mostly timbered land, with a strip of prairie near the center. The first settlers came about 1824/5.

WHEELER, William, was born in Clermont County, Ohio on 7 Mar 1823 and is a son of Benjamin Wheeler, deceased. He came to this county in 1834 and is a farmer and stockraiser on Section 32. In 1843 he married Matilda Battershell, and they have had 12 children: 7 are living, viz:
Washington W., Nancy; Matilda W., Amanda M., Dora E., Sarah E., and Lora M. Mr. Wheeler went to California in 1849, and returend in 1852. He used to kill deer and turkeys; helped raise a house in 1836 in a valley where sycamores have since grown 12 inches in diameter.
Pike County IL Combined 1872 & 1912 Atlases - Transcribed by Glenda Subyak

Was born in Ohio, in 1823. In 1831 his parents moved to Indiana, and remained there for three years. They then left there, and went to Green county, Illinois, where they remained four years, when, in 1839, William's father, Benjamin Wheeler, died. William then moved to McCoupin county, and lived there four years. In 1843 he married Miss Matilda Battershell. He then purchased land in section 32, Pearl township, Pike county, upon which he settled. In 1849 Mr. Wheeler placed his family in as good circumstances as he could, and went overland to California. He remained there two years, when, having succeeded in accumulating money, he returned to his family in 1851, and has since remained upon his farm, engaged in farming and stock raising. Mr. Wheeler has had born to him three sons and eight daughters, eleven children, seven of whom are yet living, three married and four single. He has succeeded well in all his pursuits in life, and has always been held in high estimation by his
neighbors. He has frequently been elected to office in his township.


  1. Cemetery Inscriptions has death date 1876.

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