Bio: Uselding, George E. (21 Jul 1872 - 2 May 1923)

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Surnames: Adams, Albrecht, Anderson, Attenhofen, Bailkey, Behling, Behlke, Beyer, Bichler, Bitter, Blaeczck, Bonk, Burke, Burns, Buza, Carlson, Carroll, Clarr, Conrad, Corbine, Deitman, Deplesse, Deroski, Dries, Dux, Dux, Edington, Edington, Emerson, Fluke, Frendell, Friedman, Gaty, Gessner, Green, Haehnke, Haehpke, Hansen, Helman, Hertlein, Holewinski, Karnitz, Kasinski, Kessel, Klug, Kojis, Koltun, Korey, Kowalsky, Larson, Leahy, Leifer, Lokaskawicz, Louer, Lucien, Lundstrom, Lutz, Malloy, Marshall, May, McCarty, McMahan, Melcher, Merginer, Mueller, Mueller, Mund, Noe, Norman, Payer, Pearson, Peterson, Piehl, Pinn, Polawski, Pollnow, Powers, Primeau, Reams, Reimer, Retzer, Rheingans, Sayen, Schommer, Schultz, Semrau, Sharapata, Sharrett, Stark, Stringer, Tio, Turczyn, Uselding, Utech, Veigh, Waldenberger, Waterman, Wayneit, Weber, Wegner, Wiertzbach, Wilk, Wolf, Wolfers, Yousten, Zazlinski


----Source: 1926 Pine Valley Map, Federal Census Records, Family Records


George Uselding was born 21 Jul 1872 to Nicholas (1845–1932) & Cattin Maria Frederiss (1850–1932) Uselding who had married about 1870 in Belgium, Ozaukee, Wisconsin. George owned a farm in


Nicholas was born 27 Jun, 1845 in Diekirch, Luxembourg, He died 28 Jun, 1932 in Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, one day after his 87th birthday.  Cattin Maria had died the 10th of April, 1932, just 98 days before her spouse of sixty-two years.  They were the parents of nine children: Nicholas N. Uselding (10 Jan 1871-3 Nov 1940); George Uselding (21 Jul 1872 - 2 May 1923); Barbara Uselding (1874–?); Peter Uselding (1876–1968); Catherine Uselding (Aug 1879–?); John Uselding (Oct 1881–3 Nov 1939); Margaret Uselding (Feb 1888–?); Nicolas Uselding (1889–1974) and Harry/Henry Uselding (19 Sep 1895-26 Nov 1971).

George Uselding is listed in the Wisconsin Photographers Index 1840-1976

USELDING, G. E. Random Lake, Sheboygan County 1910-1911 ??
USELDING, G. E. Randolph, Dodge County 1915-1916 ??
USELDING, George E. Fredonia [Station], Ozaukee County


1880 Federal Census, Belgium, Ozaukee, Wisconsin

Mary Frederisi Self Female 64 France
Nicholas Uselding Son-in-law Male 35 Luxembourg
Mary Uselding Daughter Female 28 Wisconsin, United States
Nicholas Uselding Grandson Male 9 Wisconsin, United States
George Uselding Grandson Male 7 Wisconsin, United States
Barbara Uselding Granddaughter Female 6 Wisconsin, United States
Catherine Uselding Granddaughter Female 0 Wisconsin, United States


1900 Federal Census, Belgium, Ozaukee, Wisconsin, Number of Dwelling in Order of Visitation: 8, Family, #8, Sheet #1

Head: Nick Uselding, 54 (Jun 1845)
Wife, Mary Uselding, 48 (Aug 1851)
Son: Nick N Uselding 29 (Jan 1871)

Son: George Uselding, Age: 27, white, male, single, can speak English, read & write, Birth Date: Jul 1872, Location: Wisconsin; Father's Name: Nick Uselding; Father's Birthplace: Luxembourg; Mother's Name: Mary Uselding; Mother's Birthplace: Wisconsin; Occupation: Photograph; Months Not Employed: 4
Daughter: Kate Uselding, 20 (Aug 1879)

Son: John Uselding,18 (Oct 1881)

Son: Nick L. or S Uselding 10 (Aug 1889)
Son: Henry (aka Harry) Uselding, 5 (Sep 1894)


1920 Federal Census, Pine Valley, Clark, Wisconsin, United States, Head Sheet Letter: A, Sheet # 6


Head: Geo Uselding, Male, 47 yrs. (1873) b. WI, Single, White, both parents b. Wisconsin, Employed in General Farming


1930 Federal Census, Pine Valley, Clark, Wisconsin, United States, Dwelling #77, Family #77

Household -  Farm Owned - No Radio Set - Lives on Farm: Yes
Head: Nic Uselding 59 (1871), single white male b. Wisconsin, did not attend school, able to speak English, read & write, Occupation: Farmer / general farming, self employed, father born in Germany, mother born in Wisconsin.
Brother: Harry Uselding 34 (1895), b. Wisconsin, single; Occupation: Farmer / general farming, self employed, father born in Germany, mother born in Wisconsin.


1940 Federal Census Pine Valley, Clark, Wisconsin, Order of Visitation: 148; Sheet # 8A


Head: Nick N. Uselding, 69 yrs. (1871 b. WI); white single male
Farm: Yes
Number of Household in
Occupation: Farmer; Industry: Farm
House Owned, Value of Home or Monthly Rental if Rented: 350
Attended School or College: No; Highest Grade Completed: Elementary school, 8th grade
Class of Worker: Working on own account, Income: 0, Income Other Sources: Yes
Weeks Worked in 1939: 52; Hours Worked Week Prior to Census: 56


Friends & Nearby Neighbors from the 1940 Pine Valley, Clark, WI Census

Rachel Payer Texas 
Louis Payer Texas 
Willie Payer Texas 
Hillet Payer Texas 
Nola Payer Texas 
Jimmie Payer Wisconsin 
Mary Jane Payer Wisconsin 
Fred H Pollnow Wisconsin 
Emma M Karnitz Wisconsin 
Albert J Wegner Wisconsin 

Hulda M Wegner Wisconsin 
Tony B Karnitz Wisconsin 
Selma A Karnitz Wisconsin 
Kenneth W Karnitz Wisconsin 
Lois M Karnitz Wisconsin 
Mary A Karnitz Germany 
Nick N Uselding Wisconsin 
William J Adams Illinois 
Aleada W Adams Wisconsin 
Lucille M Dux Wisconsin  

Martin Turczyn Russia Poland

Mary Turczyn Russia Poland 
Andrew P Turczyn Illinois 
Mechal Koltun Russia Poland 
Gordon C Sharrett Minnesota 
Viola L Sharrett Illinois 
Mercedes Sharrett Wisconsin 
Lester P May Wisconsin 
Lillian M May Wisconsin 
Gerald D May Wisconsin  

August Dux Germany

Minna A Dux Germany 
Arthur A Dux Wisconsin 
Elsie E Dux Wisconsin 
Virginia E Dux Wisconsin 
George W Reams Iowa 
Carrie M Reams Iowa 
Cecil F Reams Iowa 
Betty Reams Illinois 
Yvonne C Reams Wisconsin


1940 Federal Census, Pratt, Bayfield, Wisconsin, Institution: CCC Camp, Sheet # 1B


                          The Bayfield Peninsula



House Enrollee: Harry Uselding, single 44 yr. old (1895), born in WI, white single male
Home in 1940: Pratt, Bayfield, Wisconsin, Inferred Residence in 1935: Neillsville, Clark, Wisconsin
Residence in 1935: Neillsville, Clark, Wisconsin
Resident on farm in 1935: Yes
Occupation: Laborer
Industry: Forest Service
Attended School or College: No; Highest Grade Completed: Elementary school, 8th grade
Duration of Unemployment: 26
Class of Worker: Wage or salary worker in Government work; Weeks Worked in 1939: 50
Income: 90; Income Other Sources: Yes
Household Head: Jacob M Johnson 61

Other Enrollees

 Roy E Emerson 44
 Byron Mund 52
 Rudolph Waldenberger 42
 Robert L Hammond 44
 Stanley M Sharapata 42
 Frank Zazlinski 52
 Joseph Kasinski 55
 Fred H Sayen 52
 Walter A Bonk 52
 Gaza Mueller 39
 John Lutz 51
 Emil Friedman 39
 Joseph Edington 38
 Albert K Primeau 52
 Fred Edington 45
 James R Korey 45
 Arthur A Reimer 52
 Peter Louer 50
 Joseph Buza 49
 Wm H Pearson 47
 John J Wiertzbach 42
 Emmett Carlson 50
 Harry McMahan 43
 Rudolph Behlke 47
 Nicholas J Yousten 46
 John A Gaty 50
 Otis J Powers 51
 Raymond Larson 46
 Fred Fluke 44
 Melchior Merginer 50
 Martin E Semrau 50
 William Corbine 43
 George H Wayneit 47
 Anton Kowalsky 46
 Frank J Green 51
 Clifford R Lucien 50
 James R Burke 42
 Patrick Stringer 44
 Sylvester McCarty 57
 Harold Behling 43
 George A Bailkey 43
 Joseph Blaeczcyk 45
 Nathan J Clarr 42
 Floyd A Pinn 48
 John Frendell 42
 Edward Weber 51
 Fred Albrecht 47
 Talford Lundstrom 52
 John Anderson 46
 Joseph Polawski 51
 William H Tio 50
 Walter Lokaskawicz 44
 Albert Burns 50
 Andrew Noe 48
 Richard F Mac Veigh 47
 Nick Holewinski 59
 Roy H Waterman 48
 John J Wolfers 49
 John Deroski 53
 William S Kojis 47
 Harry Oselding 44
 George Hertlein 54


Uselding Farm, Pine Valley, Clark Co., Wisconsin


This photo was contributed by Steve Roberts from his personal collection


Uselding Property--1926 Map of Pine Valley, Clark, WI, Sec. 5 & 6



Obit: Uselding, George E. (21 Jul 1872 - 2 May 1923)

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Surnames: Uselding


----Sources: Family Records, Federal Census Records


George Uselding, Male, resided in Random Lake, WI. Died at the age of 50 yrs. in Neillsville, WI 21 May 1923 and was buried in the Holy Cross Cemetery, Belgium, Ozaukee County, Wisconsin.


George resided in Random Lake, WI



Obit: Uselding, Nicholas (1845-1932)

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Surnames: Bastendorff, Frederisz, Gengler, Nickle, Uselding


----Sources: Family Records


Parents: John Nicholas Uselding (1816–1887); Anna Maria Bastendorff Uselding (1818–1875)




Obit: Uselding, Nicohlas N. (10 Jan 1871-3 Nov 1940)

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Surnames: Uselding


----Source: Family & Cemetery Records

Nicolaus Uselding was born 10 Jan 1871 in Belgium, Ozaukee, Wisconsin to Nicholas (1845–1932) & Cattin Maria Frederiss (1850–1932) Uselding.  He was their first born son and oldest of their nine children. He died 3 Nov 1940 and his body was buried in the Holy Cross Cemetery in the town of his birth near other family members.




Obit: Uselding, Harry (19 Sep 1895-26 Nov 1971)

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Surnames: Uselding


----Source: Military & Cemetery Records, Oshkosh Daily Northwestern 27 Nov 1971



Harry Uselding was born 19 Sep 1895 in Belgium, Ozaukee County, Wisconsin.  He died at the age of 76 yrs., 26 Nov 1971 and was buried in the Central Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery, King, Waupaca County, Wisconsin, USA (plot section 6, row 5BT, site 22.  He served as Private First Class with Company M, 47th Infantry. 

He enlisted from Port Washington, WI, on 19 Nov 1917. He embarked from Hoboken, NJ, on 10 May 1918 aboard the SS Caserta.


                    SS Caserta


While in France: He was promoted to PFC, 2 and then transferred from the 47th Infantry to the 329th MGB, and 3) wounded in action at Meuse-Argonne on 18 Oct 1918. Specifically, he suffered a gun shot wound to the left buttock. He departed Brest, France, on 26 Mar 1919 aboard the USS Rhode Island - a battleship. He was discharged on 8 Apr 1919 at Camp Grant, IL.


Harry Uselding, 76, died Friday at 9pm at the Grand Army Home, King.

He was born in Belgium, WI, on 19 Sep 1895. A single man, he served with the Army during World War I.
Surviving is one brother, Nicholas Uselding, Belgium.

Services will be held Monday at 1:30pm at Olson Hall Chapel, King, with Rev Donald Bacinski officiating. Friends May call at Holly Funeral Home, Waupaca, after 6pm Sunday, and Monday at Olson Chapel from 12:30pm until the hour of services.

Burial will be in the Wisconsin Veterans Cemetery, King. Oshkosh Daily Northwestern 27 Nov 1971




Bio: Uselding, Harry (19 Sep 1895-26 Nov 1971)

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Surnames: Uselding


----Source: Military Records, Wikipedia



Signature of Harry Uselding


WWI Draft Record 1917-1918

Harry Uselding Draft Registration, Ozaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Single Male, born 19 Sep 1895, born in Belgium, Wisconsin, United States

Medium height and weight, brown eyes, black hair, no physical disabilities

Occupation: Farmer, employed by Nicholas Louis Uselding in the town of Belgium, Ozaukee Co., Wisconsin

Signed by N. J. Bichler, register.


The Great War

The regiment was formed from cadre from the 9th Infantry Regiment; the regiment was organized at Camp Syracuse on 1 Jun 1917.  Initially assigned to the 4th Infantry Division, it fought in Europe during the Great War; within the division the regiment was part of Brigadier General Benjamin Andrew Poore's 7th Infantry Brigade. By May 1918, the regiment arrived at Brest, France, training until July. In late July, the regiment along with the rest of 7th Infantry Brigade, was briefly attached to the VII French Army Corps near Bois du Chitelet; it was then sent to bolster the beleaguered 42nd Division at Ourcq.  In early August, the regiment fought near Bazoches-sur-Vesles during the Second Battle of the Marne. In September and October 1918, the regiment fought near Cuisy, Septsarges, and Brieulles-sur-Meuse; during this period of time Colonel Troy H. Middleton took command of the regiment, having previously commanded the regiment's 1st Battalion. Wikipedia


The final assault on the Hindenburg Line began with the Meuse-Argonne Offensive, launched by French and American troops on 26 September. The following week, co-operating French and American units broke through in Champagne at the Battle of Blanc Mont Ridge, forcing the Germans off the commanding heights, and closing towards the Belgian frontier.[219] On 8 October the line was pierced again by British and Dominion troops at the Battle of Cambrai.[220] The German army had to shorten its front and use the Dutch frontier as an anchor to fight rear-guard actions as it fell back towards Germany.


During the Meuse-Argonne Offensive, a battalion of the regiment was commanded by Major James Stevens. During the battle the regimental surgeon, Major Harrison Webster, was killed



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