Bio: Oelig, William &
Ellen Maria (Tuttle)
----Source: Janet Schwarze, & Ken Wood
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.
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
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
Wm Oelig--3 Males, 2 Females, Nativity in United States-4 and British American-1
1900 Federal Census Eaton, Clark County, Wisconsin
Ellen M. Oehlig
Albert F. Oehlig
William E. Oehlig
|Son||S||M||W||23||Wisconsin||Laborer at sawmill|
Grace M. Oehlig
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,
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,
Head of House: Wm Orlig (Wm Oelig)
Age in 1910: 33 (1877), white male married 1 yr.
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
Phillip Oelig's Homestead   1862 Plat Map 
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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