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John WICKHAM
(1734-1835)
UNKNOWN
(Bef 1755-Bet 1820/1830)
John WICKHAM Jr.
(1777-Bet 1860/1870)
Eunice CUNNINGHAM
(1803-Bet 1856/1860)

Bimuel R. WICKHAM
(1830-1916)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Elizabeth MILLSLAGLE

Bimuel R. WICKHAM 3

  • Born: 18 Apr 1830, Olive Twp, Morgan Co, OH 3
  • Marriage (1): Elizabeth MILLSLAGLE on 19 Dec 1865 in Cedar Co, IA 1 2
  • Died: 28 Nov 1916, Robertson, Hardin Co, IA at age 86 4
  • Buried: 30 Nov 1916, Hazel Green Cem, Eldora, Hardin Co, IA 4
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bullet  General Notes:

Gerald Wickham supplied much of the information on Bimuel R. Wickham and his descendants.

PHOTO: submitted by Gerald Wickham

NICKNAME: "Bim"

U.S. CIVIL WAR DRAFT REGISTRATION RECORDS, 1863-1865 - Pioneer Twp, Cedar Co. (July 1963):
"Biirmal" Wickham, 31, farmer, sinlge, b. OH, 13th IA Inf. Co. A
James Wickham, 29, farmer, single, b. OH
Robert Wickham, 23, farmer, single, b. OH
William Wickham, 35, farmer, single, b. OH, 24th IA Inf. Co C

1850 IA CENSUS, Cedar Co, Linn Twp: John "Wickam", 73, farmer, $200 real estate, b. NY; Eunice, 47, b. ME, unable to read/write; Timothy, 22, farmer, b. OH, unable to read/write; Bimael R., 20, farmer, b. OH, unable to read/write; Wm, 18, farmer, b. OH; Jas., 16, farmer, b. OH; Asa, 14, b. OH; Robt. 12, b. OH; Sarah, 9, b. OH; Rachel, 7, b. OH. (Listed next to them on the census was Anson Wickham and family.)

AMERICAN CIVIL WAR SOLDIERS:
Name: Bemuel Wickham ,
Residence: Mount Vernon, Iowa
Enlistment Date: 18 Sep 1861
Side Served: Union
State Served: Iowa
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 18 September 1861 at the age of 27.
Enlisted in Company A, 13th Infantry Regiment Iowa on 18 Oct 1861.
Mustered Out Company A, 13th Infantry Regiment Iowa on 21 Jul 1865 at Louisville, KY.

AMERICAN CIVIL WAR REGIMENTS:
REGIMENT: 13th Infantry Regiment Iowa
Date of Organization: 18 Oct 1861
Muster Date: 21 Jul 1865
Regiment State: Iowa
Regiment Type: Infantry
Regiment Number: 13th
Enlisted Died of Disease or Accident: 5
Officers Died of Disease or Accident: 4
Enlisted Killed or Mortally Wounded: 114
Enlisted Died of Disease or Accident: 205
Regimental Soldiers and History: List of Soldiers

Regimental History
Thirteenth Infantry IOWA (3 years)

Thirteenth Infantry. Cols., Marcellus M. Crocker, John Shane, James C. Wilson, Lieut.-Cols., Milton M. Price, John Shane, James C. Wilson, Justin C. Kennedy; Majs., John Shane, George M. Van Hosen, James C. Wilson, William A. Walker, Thomas P. Marshall, A. J. Pope.

This regiment was organized in the summer and fall of 1861 and was mustered in between Oct. 18 and Nov. 2, by companies. About Nov. 1, the regiment left for Benton barracks where it remained until Dec. 20, then went to Jefferson City, Mo. where it spent the winter. On March 8 it left for Pittsburg landing, where it was assigned to the 1st brigade, 1st division, Gen. McClernand commanding. At the battle of Shiloh it was under fire for 10 hours the first day, losing 24 killed, 139 wounded and 9 missing. After the battle it was placed in the 1st ("Iowa") brigade, Col. Crocker commanding, of the 6th division.

Lieut.-Col. Price resigning Maj. Shane was promoted to that position, Capt. Van Hosen succeeding as major. It was in the siege of Corinth and became part of the garrison when the place was evacuated. At the end of July it marched to Bolivar in search of the enemy, but failed to come up with him and returned to Corinth, where it took part in the battle in October. The principal losses there were sustained by Cos. A and G. which were deployed as skirmishers in the first day's engagement.

It returned to Memphis, Tenn., on the surrender of Holly Springs, the base of supplies for the contemplated move on Vicksburg. About this time Maj. Van Hosen resigned and was succeeded by Adjt. Wilson. The regiment assisted in digging Lake Providence canal. On the reorganization of the army Col. Crocker was made brigadier-general, being succeeded by Lieut.-Col. Shane as colonel, Maj. Wilson was promoted to the latter position and Capt. Walker was appointed major.

The regiment repaired the roads for the use of the army about Vicksburg, proceeded to Grand Gulf, thence to Haynes' Bluff, but soon returned and took place on the left of the line of investment. In the latter part of May it was part of a force to make a reconnaissance toward Mechanicsburg, its brigade earning the sobriquet of "Crocker's Greyhounds."

On June 24 it moved out to take part in the work of holding Johnston's forces from attacking the army's rear and was engaged in a skirmish on the day of the surrender of Vicksburg. It escorted a supply train to Clinton, but returned on July 28 and assisted in clearing Yazoo river of the torpedoes and wrecked gun-boats.

It participated in the expedition to Monroe, La., after which it went into quarters at Vicksburg until Feb. 4, 1864, when it joined the movement towards Meridian. The veterans were given a furlough in March and reached Cairo on April 16, with many recruits. It proceeded via Clifton and Pulaski, Tenn., to Huntsville, Ala., and on May 20, joined Sherman's army at Acworth, Ga. It was engaged at Kennesaw mountain, was in a skirmish at Nickajack creek, and at Atlanta its brigade made a charge to within 50 paces of the fort, being compelled to lie down and fire. It retired in good order having lost 113 in killed and wounded in less than 30 minutes.

On July 22 most of Co. A, part of G. and all of D and K, were captured while reinforcing the 11th and 16th Ia. The regiment's loss in this battle was 149, Maj. Walker commanding, being killed. In the battle of the 28th the regiment fought with great bravery and joined with the remnant of the 3rd Ia., in reinforcing a part of the line which was being hard pressed. The 13th was engaged at Jonesboro and Lovejoy's Station and joined in the pursuit of Hood in October, going as far as Gaylesville, Ala. Its losses from the first day at Kennesaw until the close of the Atlanta campaign were 331 in killed wounded and captured.

At Marietta, on the return to Atlanta, Coil Shane and several line officers were mustered out, their time expiring. It was in the march to and siege of Savannah, took up the line of march through the Carolinas, was engaged at Pocotaligo; at Columbia a portion of the regiment crossed the river opposite the city ahead of the army, and without orders hoisted the stars and stripes on the capitol while the remainder of the command engaged in laying pontoon bridges some 3 miles below the town. Previous to this the regiment on the skirmish line had crossed a burning bridge at the North Edisto River and driven the enemy out of Orangeburg. The regiment closed its fighting career at Bentonville. At Goldsboro it was joined by a large number of recruits and here Capt. Pope was made major in place of Maj. Marshall resigned.

The regiment proceeded to Washington after Johnston's surrender, took part in the grand review, went into camp at Rock Creek and later moved to Louisville, Ky., where it was mustered out in July 1865

Source: The Union Army, vol. 4

Shiloh after battle report:
Report of Col. Marcellus M. Crocker, Thirteenth Iowa Infantry.

HDQRS. THIRTEENTH REGT. IOWA INFANTRY VOLS.,
Camp near Pittsburg, Tenn., April 8, 1862.
SIR: I have the honor to report the part taken by the Thirteenth Regt. Iowa Volunteer Infantry in the engagement with the enemy on the 6th and 7th instant.

Early in the morning of the 6th the alarm was given, and heavy firing in the distance indicated that our camp was attacked. The regiment was formed in front of its color line, its full force consisting of 717 men, rank and file. It was at once ordered to form on the left of the Second Brigade, and proceeded to that position at a doublequick, and was then formed in line of battle in a skirt of woods bordering on an open field to the left of battery. Here it remained for some, time inactive, while the enemy's guns were playing on our battery.

In the mean time a large force of the enemy's infantry were filing around the open field in front or our line, protected by the woods and in the direction of our battery, opening a heavy fire of musketry on the infantry stationed on our right and charging upon the battery. The infantry and battery to the right having given way, and the enemy advancing at double-quick, we gave them one round of musketry and also gave way.

At this time we - as, indeed, all our troops in the immediate vicinity of the battery - were thrown into great confusion, and retired in disorder. Having retired to the distance of 100 or 200 yards we succeeded in rallying and forming a good line, the Eight and Eighteenth Illinois Volunteers on our left, and having fronted to the enemy, held our position there under a continual fire of cannon and musketry until after 12 o'clock, when we were ordered to retire and take up a new position. This we did in good order and without confusion.

Here, having formed a new line, we maintained it under incessant fire until 4.30 o'clock p. m., the men conducting themselves with great gallantry and coolness, and doing great execution on the enemy, repulsing charge after charge, and driving them back with great loss.

At 4.30 o'clock p. m. we were again ordered to fall back. In obeying this order we became mixed up with a great number of regiments falling back in confusion, so that our line was broken and the regiment separated, rendering it very difficult to collect it; but finally, having succeeded in forming, and being separated from the brigade, we attached ourselves to the division commanded by Col. Tuttle, of the Second Iowa Volunteers, and formed with his division in front of the encampment of the Fourteenth, Second, and Seventh Iowa Volunteers, where it sustained a heavy fire from the enemy's battery until dark, and there remained during the night on our arms. During the day we were under fire of the enemy for ten hours, and sustained a loss of 23 killed and 130 wounded.

On the morning of the 7th we were ordered to continue with Col. Tuttle's division and to follow up and support our forces that were attacking and driving back the enemy. We followed them up closely, moving to support the batteries until the enemy was rounded, after which we were ordered to return to the encampment that we had left on Sunday morning, here we arrived at o'clock p. m. Our total loss in the action of the 6th and 7th is: Killed, 24;wounded, 139; missing, 9; total, 172.*

The men for the most part behaved with great gallantry, and the officers exhibited the greatest bravery and coolness; and I call especial attention to the gallant conduct of my field officers, Lieut.-Col. Price and Maj. Shane, who were both wounded in the action of the 6th, and acknowledge my great obligations to my adjutant, Lieut. Wilson, who during the entire action exhibited the highest qualities of a soldier.

Respectfully, &c.,
M. M. CROCKER, Col. Thirteenth Iowa Infantry.
C. CADLE, Jr., A. A. A. G., First Brigade, First Division.

Source: Official Records: Series I. Vol. 10. Part I, Reports. Serial No. 10

Battles Fought by 13th Iowa:
Fought on 6 Apr 1862 at Shiloh, TN.
Fought on 3 Oct 1862 at Corinth, MS.
Fought on 4 Oct 1862 at Corinth, MS.
Fought on 6 Oct 1862 at Corinth, MS.
Fought on 16 May 1863 at Raymond, MS.
Fought on 16 Jun 1863 at Vicksburg, MS.
Fought on 9 Feb 1864.
Fought on 10 Feb 1864 at Hillsboro, MS.
Fought on 28 Feb 1864 at Canton, MS.
Fought on 29 Feb 1864 at Canton, MS.
Fought on 21 Mar 1864.
Fought on 26 Jun 1864.
Fought on 27 Jun 1864.
Fought on 2 Jul 1864 at Kennesaw Mountain, GA.
Fought on 3 Jul 1864 at Kennesaw Mountain, GA.
Fought on 4 Jul 1864 at Kennesaw Mountain, GA.
Fought on 4 Jul 1864 at Atlanta, GA.
Fought on 5 Jul 1864 at Kennesaw Mountain, GA.
Fought on 6 Jul 1864 at Kennesaw Mountain, GA.
Fought on 8 Jul 1864 at Kennesaw Mountain, GA.
Fought on 8 Jul 1864 at Atlanta, GA.
Fought on 9 Jul 1864.
Fought on 11 Jul 1864 at Atlanta, GA.
Fought on 20 Jul 1864 at Atlanta, GA.
Fought on 21 Jul 1864 at Atlanta, GA.
Fought on 22 Jul 1864 at Atlanta, GA.
Fought on 28 Jul 1864 at Atlanta, GA.
Fought on 2 Aug 1864 at Atlanta, GA.
Fought on 9 Aug 1864 at Atlanta, GA.
Fought on 11 Aug 1864 at Atlanta, GA.
Fought on 14 Aug 1864 at Atlanta, GA.
Fought on 19 Aug 1864 at Atlanta, GA.
Fought on 20 Aug 1864 at Atlanta, GA.
Fought on 25 Aug 1864 at Atlanta, GA.
Fought on 1 Sep 1864 at Jonesboro, GA.
Fought on 5 Sep 1864 at Jonesboro, GA.
Fought on 15 Dec 1864 at Savannah, GA.
Fought on 1 Feb 1865.
Fought on 19 Feb 1865 at Columbia, SC.
Fought on 1 Mar 1865 at Falling Creek, NC.

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE, The State Archives of Iowa: Bimuel R. Wickham, late a private in Comp. A of the 13th Regiment of Iowa Infantry Volunteers was enlisted Wed., Sept. 18th on the 261st day of 1861 in Linn County at Mt. Vernon, Iowa, was mustered into the military service of the United States on the 18th day of Oct. 1861 in Scott County at Camp McClellan near Davenport, Iowa. He was born April 18, 1830 in Ohio and resided near Mechanicsville, Cedar County, Iowa at enlistment. He reenlisted as a veteran on January 1, 1964 at Vicksburg, Warren County, Mississippi. He is recorded as both being hospitalized for a time and as missing in action near Atlanta, Georgia following fighting on the 22nd day of July, 1864, at the Siege of Atlanta. He mustered out of service in Louisville, KY on July 21, 1865. The records further show that said soldier when enlisted was 31 years of age, had grey eyes, brown hair, dark complexion, was 5 ft. 3 in. in height and by occupation a farmer.
In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand in the City of Des Moines, this 16th day of April, in the year of our Lord, 1985. Edward N. McConnell

IA MARRIAGES, 1809-1992:
Groom's Name: "Bureal R. Wickam"
Bride's Name: Eliza "Wellslaugh"
Marriage Date: 19 Dec 1865
Marriage Place: Cedar Co., Iowa
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M02542-9
System Origin: Iowa-EASy
Source Film Number: 986805
Reference Number: P. 186

CERTIFICATE OF MARRIAGE, Cedar County, IA: Geo. W. McLarand, Clerk of the District Court, in and for the said County, do hereby certify that Bineal R. Wickham and Eliza Millslagle were joined in marriage in said county on the 19 (or 14?) day of Dec. A. D. 1865 by S. Kohl, a Minister of the Gospel, as shown by the Marriage Record in my office, Book "E", page 186. Witness my hand and the seal of said Court at Tipton, this 11th day of Oct. 1910. Geo. W. McLarand.
(Note: Gerald Wickham reports that they were married in the Coon Creek M.E. Church in Linn Twp.)

CHURCH RECORDS: Bimuel Wickham united with the Coon Creek Methodist Church in Cedar Co., IA in 1865.

1870 IA CENSUS, Cedar Co, Linn Twp, Mechanisville:
"Bimel" Wickham, 44, farm laborer, no property listed, b. OH; Eliza, 26, b. OH; Caroline, 7, b. IA; William, 5, b. IA; John H., 6/12, b. Dec.; Sarah Millslagle, 62, b. PA.
(They were listed on same census page as Hannah Wilson, Anson Wickham, Kohls, Hitels, Kaberlings.)

CHURCH RECORDS: Coon Creek Church, Linn twp, Cedar Co., IA -
Wickham, B. and Eliza - Letter March 27, 1873.

1880 IA CENSUS, Hardin Co, Jackson Twp:
"Benny" Wickham, 51, laborer, b. OH, cannot read or write; wife Elizabeth, 40, b. OH; son William, 12, at school, b. IA; son Albert, 6, at school, b. IA; son Frank, 4, b. IA; son Gilman, 2, b. IA.

CIVIL WAR PENSION INDEX: General Index to Pension FIles, 1861-1934:
Bimuel Wickham - Comp. A, 13th IA Inf.
1880 June 22 - Invalid

1885 IA STATE CENSUS, Hardin Co, Jackson Twp:
"Bimul" (Brinell?) Wickham, 41, farming, b. OH; Eliza, 42, keeping house, b. OH; William, 16, farming, b. Cedar Co, IA, farming; Albert, 12, b. Cedar Co, IA; Franklin, 10, b. Hardin Co, IA; Gilmore, 7, b. Hardin Co, IA.

CHURCH RECORDS: Bimuel Wickham united with the Christina Church, Robertson, Hardin Co, IA - later in Owasa - 1886.

1900 IA CENSUS, Hardin Co, Etna Twp:
"Bunael" Wickham, Apr 1827, 73, married 34 yrs, b. OH, parents b. NY, no occupation listed; wife Eliza, Apr 1845, 55, married 34 yrs, b. OH, father b. VA, mother b. PA, carpet weaver; son Albert, Mar 1874, 26, married, married 0 yrs, b. IA, parents b. OH, railroad laborer.

1905 IA STATE CENSUS, Hardin Co, Etna Twp, Robertson P. O.:
"Bimeal" Wickham; Eliza Wickham

1910 IA CENSUS, Hardin Co, Etna Twp:
Bimuel (Brenice?) Wickham, 78, 1st marriage, married 54 yrs, b. OH, father b. NY, mother b. ME, own income; wife Eliz, 65, 1st marriage, married 54 yrs, 7 children, 4 living, b. OH, father b. VA, mother b. PA, no income.

1915 IA STATE CENSUS, Hardin Co, Etna Twp, Robertson P. O.:
Bimuel Wickham, 85, b. OH, parents b. NY, occupation: none, yrs in IA: 73, 2 yrs Civil War, Christian; Eliza Wickham, 75, housewife, 8th grade education, b. OH, father b. OH, mother b. WV.

US VETERANS GRAVESITES, ca 1775-2006:
Pvt. US Army Civil War; b. Apr. 18, 1830; d. Nov. 28, 1916; Hazel Green Cem, Etna Twp, Eldora, IA.

OBIT: Bimuel Wickham was born in Ohio, April 18, 1830 and died on November 28, 1916. He came to Cedar County, Iowa with his parents at the age of 12. He served his county by volunteering and was in Company A, 13th of Iowa. He served four years and as mustered out in May, 1965, with an honorable discharge.
Wed to Eliza Millslagle on December 19, 1865 and to this union were born seven children, three having predeceased him. Four sons are living, William of Robertson, Iowa, Bert of Butte, North Dakota, Frank of Mt. Pleasant, Iowa and Gilmore of Iowa Falls, Iowa. His wife also survives and thirteen grandchildren.
He was an invalid for a number of years, and for the last two months suffered greatly. He united with the Methodist church in Cedar Co., in 1865, later uniting with the Christian Church of Robertson, of which he was a faithful member, and attended faithfully as long as his health would permit.
Funeral services were held on Thanksgiving day at the church, by Rev. Earl Mitchell of Des Moines, with burial at Hazel Green Cemetery.

STATE OF IA GRAVES REGISTRATION, Hardin Co: "Bimmel B." Wickham; b. 4-18-1830 in OH; d. 11-28-1916 at Robertsen, IA; Military Record: enlisted Sept. 18-1861; Re-enlisted; Discharged July 25-1864 at Louisville, KY; Co. A. 13th Regiment Ia. Vol. Inft.; buried: Hazel Green Cem, Etna Twp.; grave marker: F.M. service; Information obtained from cemetery research and The Eldora Herald, Aug 23-1917.

INFO FROM GERALD WICKHAM: Bimuel Wickham was born Apr. 18. 1830 in Morgan Co, OH. The family soon moved to Monroe Co, OH where the Wickhams and Millslagles came together. The families migrated to Iowa in the late 1840's, settling in Cedar and Hardin Counties. Bimuel was to marry Eliza Millslagle and her half-brother Samuel married Bimuel's sister Hannah. The Millslagles were farm people from Frederick Co, VA.
Bimuel and Elizabeth joined the Coon Creek Methodist Church in 1865 and the Robertson Christian Church when they moved to Hardin County, IA. They lived in the Robertson/Eagle Grove area after moving from Cedar to Hardin Co. Bimuel was a teamster and Eliza made rugs on her loom, besides this they had Bimuel's Civil War Pension of $25/month, which Eliza received until her death, the 21st of March 1918. Bimuel died the 28th of Nov. 1916. He and Eliza are both buried in the Hazel Green Cemetery, Hardin Co, IA.

1986 LETTER FROM GERALD WICKHAM TO JAMES PATTERSON: "Just started to correspond with Doris, the dau. of Wm. A., and she says Grandpa Bimuel always said he was in Andersonville. I can find no record of this. My records have him in the hospital at Marietta during part of the Atlanta Campaign. James and Robert were the only two at Andersonville."

LETTER TO ARTHUR WICKHAM FROM MRS. C. BERTHA WICKHAM, Ackley, IA, Box 303: "My husband's father was Bimmel Wickham. He had 5 brothers named William, Robert, Asel, Timothy and James. All were in the Civil War and William was killed there. Father Wickham was 85 - died in 1917. Their father's name was John and mother Eunice. They came from Ohio and I think the 6 brothers were all born in Ohio. Two girls died young. Another daughter - Hannah Wickham Millslagle - lived to be an old lady. She has a daughter living - Mrs. Ella Heath of Wheatridge, CO. Robert Wickham moved to Oregon. Timothy lived Cedar Rapids.
These old Wickham names are all on the Soldier's Monument in the court house square 20 mi. from here." She also mentioned visiting her brother-in-law J. F. Wickham in Winfield, Iowa and mentioned her friend Daisy Wickham.

LETTER TO ARTHUR WICKHAM FROM C. BERTHA WICKHAM, Iowa Falls, IA, Apr. 13, 1941: "Bimuel I think is correct and in an affavit it said Bimmel and Bimuel are one and the same, but my mother-in-law said it was Bimuel. He was born in Monroe Co. Ohio April 18-1830. Died at his home in Robertson, Hardin Co, Etna Twp. died Nov. 28-1916 he was 12 years old when they came from Ohio to Cedar County Iowa. The parents lived here till 1855 then moved to Steamboat Rock, Hardin Co, Iowa about 20 miles from my home here in Iowa Falls."
"My fathers name was Henry F. Fossler one of the pioneers of this country came in a covered wagon from Ill. next day after they were married." (transcribed as written)

LETTER TO ARTHUR WICKHAM FROM OLIVE WICKHAM, Apr. 8, 1941, Steamboat Rock, IA: "I know all of Bimuel Wickham's family excepting his oldest daughter Carrie who married James Reeves of Livermore, Iowa and his been dead for years. He had four sons, William, Bert, Frank and Gilmore. William died several years ago - his widow lives in Iowa Falls, Ia,. 'Bimiuel's' wife was Eliza Millslagle. He died in about 1913 or 1914 and she in 1918."
"Father (William Ogilvie Wickham, son of Asahel Marvin Wickham) said Bimuel's family were very distant relatives - he said 'Uncle John' had 21 children."

LETTER TO ARTHUR WICKHAM FROM STELLA J. MILLSLAGLE, Coon Rapids, IA, June 17, 1941: "regarding the Wickhams who settled in and around Hardin and Grundy Counties, near Eldora and Steamboat Rock, respectively. They are not exactly blood relation of mine, but perhaps I can give you information which will lead you to those who are. This Eliza Millslagle, who married Bimuel Wickham, is (or was) my father's sister, and Samuel Millslagle, who married Hannah Wickham was his half-brother. Whether Catherine, Rebecca, and Nancy were nieces of his, I don't know, but I do know they were NOT his sisters.
Both Aunt Eliza and Uncle Bim have been dead for years, and they had a son, whose name I can't recall, but I think it was William, He had a son Earl, but I can't tell you his exact whereabouts, now."

NEWSPAPER CLIPPING, Hardin County Times (IA), Aug. 1983: Wickham familes gather for reunion Descendants of Bimuel and Eliza Millslagle Wickham held their first reunion July 24th at Edgewood in Iowa Falls with 39 persons in attendance.
In charge of the preparation and planning of the dinner and gathering were Ruby Wickham Johnson of Coulter and Ruth Wickham Kness of Iowa Falos.
Those attending were Mrs. Johnson of Coulter, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Johnson and Kevin, Latimer; Mr. and Mrs. Gerlad D. Wickham, Oelwein; Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Kness, George and a guest, Jane Gude, and Mr. and Mrs. Tom Dagit, all of Iowa Falls; Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Kness, Matthew, Heather and Jessica, Cedar Rapids; Mr. and Mrs. Gary Lettow and Andrew, Ames; Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Wickham, Mt. Pleasant; Mrs. Erma Slaughter, Fredricksburg; Mr. and Mrs. Keith Wickham and Bruce, Mr. and Mrs. Craig Wickham, Chelsi and Lane, and Mr. and Mrs. Jim Voshell and Melissa, all of Waterloo; Mr. and Mrs. George Waddell, Jr., Lindsey and Jason, Dysart, and Mrs. Beverly Palmer and Mrs. Donna Waddell of Bellflower, California.
Gerald D. Wickham, family genealogist, displayed the family coat of arms and gave a brief history of its origin during the prior of the Crusades in England. The afternoon was spent visiting.


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Bimuel married Elizabeth MILLSLAGLE, daughter of Andrew MILLSLAGLE and Sarah KEITH, on 19 Dec 1865 in Cedar Co, IA.1 2 (Elizabeth MILLSLAGLE was born in 1840 in Monroe/Morgan Co, OH,5 died on 21 Mar 1918 in Robertson, Hardin Co, IA 6 and was buried in Hazel Green Cem, Hardin Co, IA 7.)


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Sources


1 Cedar Co, IA Marriages - Book E, 186.

2 IA, Marriages, 1809-1992.

3 Family Bible of John Wickham, Jr.

4 Obituary of Bimuel R. Wickham.

5 Info from Gerald Wickham.

6 Letter from Stella Millslagle.

7 Hazel Green Cemetery Records.


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