Simeon Mortimer


History of Sauk County Wisconsin Illustrated 1880, p. 732
Simeon Mortimer, farmer, Sec. 29; P.O. Valton; son of Michael and Mary (Rogers) Mortimore, was born in Wiltshire, England, in 1826; was married September, 1849, in England, to Sarah Mortimer, daughter of Abram and Sarah Mortimer. Mrs. Mortimer was born in England; they have had four children-William (deceased), John E., married to Rhoda Small, residence at Valton; Mary E., now Mrs. Charles Jordon, living in Vernon County; Noah, married to Winne Green, residence at Valton; Albert; came to the United Stated, January, 1850; lived in Waukesha Co., Wis., about five years; then came to Sauk Co. and settled on Sec. 29, Town 13, Range 2, now Woodland; have 120 acres; served four months in the army during the last year of the war. Mr. and Mrs. M. are members of the Church of the United Brethern, of Valton.


Reedsburg Free Press-October 9, 1902
ACCIDENTAL DEATH
Simeon Mortimer, an old resident of the town of Woodland, and who lived about one and one-hallf miles north of Valton, met violent death last Monday. He was about to start for town and was in the wagon or buggy when in some unexlained manner the seat gave way and he was thrown to the ground, breaking his neck and causing instant death.. Mr.Mortimer was a farmer and for many years has been a frugal and highly respected resident of the town. He was about seventy-five years of age, and is survived by his wife, one daughter now Mrs. Charles Jordan and three sons, Noah, John and Albert, all living in the near vicinity. They have the sympathy of a large circle of friends in their sudden bereavement. The funeral was held Wednesday.


  • Father : Michael Mortimer
  • Mother : Mary Rogers
  • Birth date : August 1826(*1), December 1826(*2)
  • Born at : Broughton-Gifford, Wiltshire County, England
  • Married : Sarah Bull
  • Marriage date : September ?, 1849
  • Married at : England
  • Death date : October 6, 1902
  • Cause of death : Fell off wagon fractured neck.
  • Buried at : Valton Cemetery, Valton, Woodland twp., Sauk Co., Wisconsin
  • Children :
    John E. Mortimer
    Mary Ellen Mortimer
    Noah Mortimer
    Albert Mortimer

    Sources

    Birth-(*1)Broughton-Gifford Baptist Church Register, Wiltshire County, England (Tony McCabe), (*2)Death certificate and History of Valton by Gilbert Mortimer.
    Marriage-Broughton-Gifford Baptist Church Register, Wiltshire County, England (Tony McCabe), History of Reedsburg and the Upper Baraboo Valley-by Merton E., Death certificate, Wife's Obituary, History of Valton by Gilbert Mortimer and Family records.
    Death-Sauk Co. Reg. of Deeds, Volume 3, Page 269; Death Index and Death Certificate and Cemetery Inscriptions of Sauk Co., Wisconsin, Volume 5.
    Buried-Cemetery Inscriptions of Sauk Co., Wisconsin, Volume 5, page 132; Death certificate.
    Obituary-Reedsburg Free Press, October 9, 1902.
    Other-1860 Federal Census Woodland, Sauk Co., Wisconsin (Roll M653_1429, Page 92, Line 1); 1870 Federal Census Woodland, Sauk Co., Wisconsin (Roll T593_1739, Page 15, Line 38); 1880 Federal Census Woodland, Sauk Co., Wisconsin (Roll T9_1446, Page 6b, Line 7); 1890 Veterans Schedules Woodland, Sauk Co., Wisconsin (Roll M123_113, Page 8, Line 2); 1900 Federal Census Woodland, Sauk Co., Wisconsin (Roll T623_1817, Page 17a, Line 43); Noah's marriage certificate; (son) John's marriage certificate; Albert's marriage certificate; Mary's marriage certificate; (son) John's death certificate; 1881 Sauk County Business Directory page 5; John's letter to his father dated Feb. 15, 1861, History of Valton by Gilbert Mortimer page's 6, 9, 12; Certificate of Service from the Wisconsin Veterans Museum and 13 and The Emigration of Emmanuel Mortimer and John Gay By Tony McCabe.
    History of Reedsburg and the Upper Baraboo Valley-by Merton E. Krug, page's 422 and 424.

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