Oelig, William; Civil War Soldier, Greenwood, Eaton, Clark Co., WI

Bio: Oelig, William & Ellen Maria (Tuttle)
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Surnames: Neuhauper, Oelig, Tuttle



William & Ellen Maria (Tuttle) Oelig




William Oelig was born in 1840.  He enlisted with Co. "G" in the 14th Regiment of the Wisconsin Infantry on November 18, 1863 serving as a Private and was discharged October 9, 1965.  He died November 16, 1917 and is buried in the Greenwood, Wisconsin City Cemetery.  His son, Fred Oelig of New Auburn, Wisconsin was listed as his next of kin on his grave registration.


May 4, 1863, he married Ellen Marie Tuttle, the daughter of Rensselear and Clarissa Tuttle who was born October 10, 1843 in Ohio.



Census Records


1855 State Census-Auburn Twp. Fond du Lac Co., WI

Family Head White Males White Females Colored Males Colored Females Deaf & Dumb Blind Insane Foreign Birth
Olin [Oelig], Philip 3 1           4


30 Jun 1860 Federal Census, Auburn, Fond Du Lac, WI, Post Office: Newfane

Name: Phillip Oelig, 59 (1801, Hanover), Farmer
Birth Year: abt 1801
Birthplace: Hannover
Estate Value: $1,000
Property Value: $125

Wife: Hannah Oelig, 59 (1801, Germany)
William Oelig 20 (1840), b. Canada


1895 Wis. State Census, Greenwood, Clark, WI
Recorded by Elias Peterson, 20 Jun

Wm Oelig--3 Males, 2 Females, Nativity in United States-4 and British American-1


1900 Federal Census Eaton, Clark County, Wisconsin

 Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation

William Oehlig 

 Self   M   M   W  60   Canada/England   Day labor 

Ellen M. Oehlig 

 Wife   M   F  W   56   Ohio  

Albert F. Oehlig 

 Son   S   M   W   30   Wisconsin  Woodsman 

William E. Oehlig

 Son   S   M   W   23  Wisconsin  Laborer at sawmill

Grace M. Oehlig 

 Daughter   S  F   W   19   Wisconsin   


According to this census, William immigrated to the United States in 1849.


He married Ellen Maria Tuttle on 4 May 1863 in Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin. She was born 10 Oct. 1843 in Ohio.


1910 Federal Census, Greenwood, Clark, Wisconsin

Head of Household: William Ollig, 69 (1841, Canada/English), married male
Father's Birth Place: Germany
Mother's Birth Place: Pennsylvania

Wife: Ellen Ollig 66 (1844, OH), [Ellen Oelig], married white female, 4 Children/4 living
Father's Birth Place: Connecticut
Mother's Birth Place: Massachusetts




1910 Federal Census, Eagle Point, Chippewa, Wisconsin

Head of House: Wm Orlig (Wm Oelig)
Age in 1910: 33 (1877), white male married 1 yr.
Birthplace: Wisconsin
Father's Birth Place: Germany
Mother's Birth Place: Wisconsin
Spouse's Name: Ella. age 22 (1888)

William E. Oelig is also featured in the book, "Civil War Soldiers in the heart of Clark Co., Wisconsin."


William Oelig, Civil War Soldier

1840 - 1917
















Land Records

Phillip Oelig's Homestead [1] [2] 1862 Plat Map [1]

Oelig, Philipp 03/01/1850 17 NENW 40 14098 WI1400__.297
Oelig, Philipp 08/01/1849 17 SENW 40 11656 WI1360__.075

Research Notes

William's father married a 2nd time to Dorothea Bentin and from that union he had a half brother, Adolph who married Elizabeth Neuhauper, 2 Jul 1887 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.


Michael McCulloch was the first Irish settler; Philip Oelig and Gerhardt Volkerts,the first German settlers in Auburn. (From the "History of Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin" published by the Western Historical Company, Chicago, IL. - 1880)





Greenleaf was in the town of Wrightstown, the center of a magnificent farming district and cheese factories and creameries abound. Here are to be found enormous barns with silos attached, and the level stretches of country are given to generous cultivation of the land and the raising of herds of cattle for dairying purposes. The ride from the village of Wrightstown across to Greenleaf is full of beauty, the latter hamlet nestling almost under the shadow of the great stone ledge which rises here to lofty heights. The Greenleaf Stone Company is located here. From Greenleaf to Green Bay runs a straight and even road, much used by motorists and pleasure seekers, who enjoy its level stretches and diversified landscape. History of Brown County, Wisconsin; By Deborah Beaumont Martin, S.J. Clarke Publishing Company, pg. 311




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