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Re: Gilles' of Fond du Lac County, WI
Posted by: Annie Carlile (ID *****3078) Date: June 24, 2011 at 08:20:51
In Reply to: Gilles' of Fond du Lac County, WI by Paula Cary of 121

Hi. I'm not related to this family. I think you are correct regarding Joseph Gilles. I was looking at the census records and there appears to be a couple of Joseph Gilles b. Wisc around the same time. There is a Joseph Gilles in Fond du Lac and another one in Pierce and one more in Chippewa. This looks like your Joseph in 1930:

1930 United States Federal Census about Joseph Gilles
Name:        Joseph Gilles
Home in 1930:        Marshfield, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
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Age:        40
Estimated Birth Year:        abt 1890
Birthplace:        Wisconsin
Relation to Head of House:        Head
Spouse's Name:        Laurinda Gilles
Race:        White
Household Members:        
Name        Age
Joseph Gilles        40 b. 1890 Wisc., fath b. Germany, moth b. Wisc; farmer, dairy farm
Laurinda Gilles        33 b. 1897 Wisc, parent b. Wisc.
Marrie K Gilles        8 b. 1922 Wisc.
Walter P Gilles        6 b. 1924 Wisc.
Robert J Gilles        4 b. 1926 Wisc.

This is probably his WWI draft care:

World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 about Joseph Gilles
Name:        Joseph Gilles
County:        Fond Du Lac
State:        Wisconsin
Birthplace:        Marsfield Town
Birth Date:        23 Jan 1890
Race:        White
FHL Roll Number:        1674637
DraftBoard:        1
Age: 27
Occupation: farmer

So, this is probably him in 1900:

1900 United States Federal Census about Joseph Gilles
Name:        Joseph Gilles
Home in 1900:        Marshfield, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
[Marshfield, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin]
Age:        10
Birth Date:        Jan 1890
Birthplace:        Wisconsin
Race:        White
Gender:        Male
Relationship to head-of-house:        Son
Father's name:        Georg Gilles
Father's Birthplace:        Germany
Mother's name:        Mary Gilles
Mother's Birthplace:        Wisconsin
Marital Status:        Single
Household Members:        
Name        Age
Georg Gilles        58 b. May 1842 Germany, parents b. Germany; immigration 1844; married 1873; farmer
Mary Gilles        46 b. Apr 1854 Wisc, par b. Wisc; 11 children/10 surviving
Barbara Gilles        21 b. Jan 1879 Wisc.
Gertrude Gilles 19 b. Sep 1880 Wisc.
Peter Gilles        16 b. Jul 1883 Wisc.
John Gilles        12 b. Oct 1887 Wisc.
Joseph Gilles        10 b. Jan 1890 Wisc **
M Kathrina Gilles 8 b. May 1892 Wisc.
Mary Theresia Gilles 5 b. Jul 1894 Wisc.

This looks like a marriage record for them from

Wisconsin Marriages, 1836-1930 for Anna Maria Gilles

Groom's Name:        George Gilles
Groom's Birth Date:        
Groom's Birthplace:        Meedloch near Coblerz, Ger.
Groom's Age:        
Bride's Name:        Maria Jacobs
Bride's Birth Date:        
Bride's Birthplace:        
Bride's Age:        
Marriage Date:        24 Feb 1873
Marriage Place:        Sheboygan, Wisconsin
Groom's Father's Name:        John Gilles
Groom's Mother's Name:        Anna Maria Gilles
Bride's Father's Name:        Herman Jacobs
Bride's Mother's Name:        Elizabeth Bach
Groom's Race:        White
Groom's Marital Status:        
Groom's Previous Wife's Name:        
Bride's Race:        White
Bride's Marital Status:        
Bride's Previous Husband's Name:        
Indexing Project (Batch) Number:        M01122-4
System Origin:        Wisconsin-EASy
Source Film Number:        1275567
Reference Number:        #159

This may be Joseph in a death index:

Wisconsin Death Index, 1959-1997 about Joseph Gilles
Name:        Joseph Gilles
Age:        74
Sex:        M (Male)
Birth Date:        abt 1890
Death Date:        20 Feb 1964
Location:        Fodu (May be abbreviated)
Certificate:        003885

There is an obituary for him: Newspaper:
The Sheboygan Press
Publication:        21 Feb 1964 - Sheboygan, Wisconsin:

Joseph Gilles, 74, of Glenbeulah, a retired Sheboygan County farmer, died Thurs afternoon at St Agnes Hospital, Fond du Lac, following a month's illness.
He was born Jan 24, 1890, the son of Mr. & Mrs. George Gilles of Mount Calvary, and was married at St Cloud Nov. 24, 1920 to Laurinda Kohlmann.
They operated a farm near Malone until 1934 when they moved to the Glenbeulah area where they also operated a farm until 1959 when they retired and moved to Glenbeulah. From 1950-55 Mr. Giles worked for Plymouth Industrial Products.
He was a memeber of the Walter Gilles American Legion Post at Glenbeulah, the post being named in memory of his only son who was killed in Korea.
Mr. Gilles was also a member of St Fridolin's Catholic Church, Glenbeulah, the parish Holy Name Society, and the Plymouth Barracks of World War I.
Surviving are his wife: two daughters, Mrs. Elwyn (Mary) Cary, Glenbeulah, and Mrs. Joseph (Ruth) Patrick, Milwaukee; 14 grandchildren, and two sisters, Sister Mary Ermenilea, St Agnes Convent, Fond du Lac, and Mrs. August Schneider, St Peter, Fond du Lac County.
Burial: Church cemetery, St Fridolin's Church

There is an obituary for his sister Mrs. Catherine Schneider, wife of August. It says she was born May 26, 1892, the daughter of George & Mary Jacobs Gilles. She was married to August J. Schneider on May 16, 1916 at Holy Cross Church, Mount Calvary. She was preceded in death by six sisters and three brothers. There was a mention of one surviving sister, Sister Ermenilda CSA of Nazareth Heights.

Source: Newspaper:        Fond Du Lac Commonwealth Reporter
Publication:        23 Apr 1971 - Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin

Here is George & Mary in 1880:

1880 United States Federal Census about George Gilles
Name:        George Gilles
Home in 1880:        Marshfield, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
Age:        39
Estimated Birth Year:        abt 1841
Birthplace:        Prussia
Relation to Head of Household:        Self (Head)
Spouse's Name:        Mary Gilles
Father's birthplace:        Prussia
Mother's name:        Anna Gilles
Mother's birthplace:        Prussia
Neighbors:        View others on page
Occupation:        Farmer
Marital Status:        Married
Race:        White
Gender:        Male
Household Members:        
Name        Age
George Gilles        39 b. 1841 Prussia; parents b. Prussia; farmer
Mary Gilles        26 b. 1854 Wisc., par b. Prussia
Anna Gilles        6 b. 1874 Wisc.
Lizzie Gilles        4 b. 1876 Wisc.
Matilda Gilles        3 b. 1877 Wisc.
Barbara Gilles        1 b. 1879 Wisc.
Anna Gilles        69 -mother-wd- b. 1811 Prussia, par b. Prussia
Sebastian Gilles 35 -bro- b. 1845 Prussia, par b. Prussia; farm laborer

Here is George in 1860:

1860 United States Federal Census about George Gilles
Name:        George Gilles
Age in 1860:        18
Birth Year:        abt 1842
Birthplace:        Preußen
Home in 1860:        Marshfield, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
Gender:        Male
Post Office:        Moria
Household Members:        
Name        Age
John Gilles        50 b. 1810 Prussia; farmer
Anna M Gilles        48 b. 1812 Prussia
Barbara Gilles        20 b. 1840 Prussia
George Gilles        18 b. 1842 Prussia **
Sebastian Gilles 16 b. 1844 Prussia **
John Gilles        14 b. 1846 Prussia
Elizabeth Gilles 11 b. 1849 Wisc.
Gertrude Gilles 10 b. 1850 Wisc.
Peter Gilles        6 b. 1854 Wisc.
Peter J Gilles        3 b. 1857 Wisc.

The only piece of info I can find on Anna's maiden name is from an ancestral file record at

Ancestral File Record

name:        Anna Maria NAGELS (NECKELS)
gender:        Female
birth:        1812 <
death:        1881 Jan 29
Mt. Calvary, , Wi
burial:        Mt. Calvary, , Wi
AFN:        355C-CC
father:        Anton NECKEL (AFN: )
mother:        Elisabeth SCHMITZ (AFN: )
Marriages (1)
spouse:        John GILLES (AFN: )
Source Citation

FamilySearch™ Ancestral File v4.19

Ancestral File Record

name:        Anton NECKEL
gender:        Male
birth:        1786 <
AFN:        C35N-KR
Marriages (1)
spouse:        Elisabeth SCHMITZ (AFN: )

Hope this helps. Annie

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