Oriel D Bishop

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Oriel D Bishop

  • Birth 27 Jan 1837 Readsboro, Bennington County, Vermont, USA
  • Death 5 Feb 1905
  • Burial Chilton, Calumet County, Wisconsin, USA
  • Plot 3rd Addition to Breed 27
  • Memorial ID 88303040

Oriel D. Bishop Chilton Times February 11, 1905

At the hour of midnight on Sunday Feb. 5, O. D. Bishop, a veteran of the civil war and a pioneer was mustered out. His death occurred at his home after a week's illness. O. D. Bishop was a native of Vermont and was born at Reedsboro, that state, January 27, 1837. In the spring of 1856 he came to Wisconsin and located near Sherwood, where his brother, Wm. R. Bishop, had settled two years previous. He engaged in lumbering and was getting a good start when the civil war broke out. In September, 1861, he enlisted in Co. C., 10th Wis. Vol. Inf. He was discharged on account of injuries received and returned to his home. In 1864 he re-enlisted in the 34th regiment, New Jersey Vol. Inf. and served until the close of the war. He was in several engagements; at Fort Blakely, Spanish Fort, Mobile Bay and others.
At the close of the war he returned to his home at Sherwood and established a stave mill. In 1866, he married Orcelia Ellen Ballou. In 1869 he built a saw mill at Hilbert and began the manufacture of lumber and staves. He continued in this business until 1885, when he retired from active business and became interested in bee culture.
For twelve years he had been in poor health, but was able to be about and take an interest in what was transpiring in his village. He enjoyed a large acquaintance and was well liked by all who knew him. He was a man of great intelligence, thoroughly posted on the events of the day and was a great hand to entertain his friends.
The funeral was held from the family home on Wednesday morning at ten o'clock, Rev. Buxton, of South Kaukauna, conducting the services. The remains were brought to this city for interment and were laid at rest in the family lot. The Jos. B. Reynolds Post GAR of which Mr. Bishop was a member in good standing for years had charge at the cemetery and buried him with military honors. He leaves a widow and two sons, O. D. and Wilmer E., to mourn his death.




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  • Created by: Janell Shumaker Keuler
  • Added: 10 Apr 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 88303040
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Oriel D Bishop (27 Jan 1837–5 Feb 1905), Find A Grave Memorial no. 88303040, citing Hillside Cemetery, Chilton, Calumet County, Wisconsin, USA ; Maintained by Janell Shumaker Keuler (contributor 46626663) .