In a previous post I was able to receive the marriage record of William R. Knickerbocker and Helen Burgess. William has been married previously to Catherine Lyon who died in 1862.
I had never been able to find any record of William and Catherine except for mentions in obituaries or histories. The marriage record of William and Helen stated that William was a resident of Fond Du Loc County in Wisconsin when he married Helen. I decided to do a more detailed search of Census records in Fond Du Loc and found William and Catherine (and a son Eugene) living in Lamartine, Fond Du Loc, Wisconsin in 1860.
Source Citation: Year: 1860; Census Place: Lamartine, Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin; Roll M653_1408; Page: 665; Image: 177; Family History Library Film: 805408.
Source Information:Ancestry.com. 1860 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch. Original data: 1860 U.S. census, population schedule. NARA microfilm publication M653, 1,438 rolls. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.
If you look at the family recorded above the Knickerbockers you’ll see a family of Lyons that starts on the previous page with John Lyon. If anyone has any information on the Lyon family in Wisconsin about this time, I’d be happy to hear about it.