Eleazer "Lee" & Sarah Ann (Baker) Sischo

Greenwood, Eaton, Clark Co., Wisconsin




Eleazer "Lee" was born in Washington Co., NY, 25 Mar 1825, the son of Eleazer and Debba Sischo. 21 Sept 1847, he married Mary Ann Prior in Fond du Lac Co., WI. She died 9 Mar1859, leaving him with 3 children: Betsy Jane (b. 20 Jul 1848), Emma/Emily (b. 2 Aug 1850) and Miles (6 Jul 1852). The 1860 Federal Census (recorded June 1st), listed Lee as a resident of Ashford, WI.

21 Apr 1861, he married a second time in Fond du Lac Co., and his bride was Sarah Ann Baker. She was born 16 Mar 1840, at Bunker Hill, NY, the daughter of John and Ann Baker who were natives of England. Lee and Sarah had two children: Anna "Annie" Jane (b. 5 Apr 1862, m. Clark Isaac Bostwick, 1 Jan 1882) and Manford E. (b. 21 Feb 1864, d. 20 May 1929, Plummer, Benewah, ID).

When "Lee" was a resident of Auburn, WI, he enlisted as a Pvt. in the Civil War with Co. G, 14th Wis. Inf. He was mustered in 1 Jan 1862. His records state that he was a 35 year old farmer, stood 5'6 ½" tall, had black hair, a dark complexion and Hazel eyes. He served as a hospital cook. That fall 3 Oct 1862, was reported killed during the battle at Corinth, MS, where the Union Army took the victory. Actually, Eleazer had been taken captive and on the 29th, was paroled and ordered to St. Louis, MO. He later rejoined his unit and his duties and was mustered out 30 Jan 1865.

At the time of the 1870 Census, Lee was residing in Jacksonport, Door Co., WI and by 1880 had moved to Kenosha. He and Sarah then moved to Christie, Weston, Clark Co., WI, and was recorded on the 1895 Special Veterans Census. In 1886, the Sischos moved to Minnesota and in 1892, Eleazer applied for a Civil War Pension while living at Richwood, Becker, MN. He was listed on the Minnesota Territorial Census as a resident of Detroit, MN. He died 19 Apr 1908 in Rockford, WA.  Sarah applied for a widow's pension in May of 1908, in the state of WA.

Census Records


1810 Federal Census

Eleazer Sischo found in Essex, Essex, New York


1870 Federal Census - Jacksonport, Door, WI

Sisko, Eleazer, age 42, male, white, laborer, born in NY

Sisko, Sarah A, age 28, female, white, keeping house, born in NY

Sisko, Emma age 19, female, white, at home, born in WI

Sisko, Miles, age 18, male, white, at home, born in WI

Sisko, Anna J, age 8, female, white, at home, born in WI

Sisko, Manfred, age 6, male, white, at home, born in WI




1825 MAR - born in New York (or 1819 OH / 1928 )

18XX - moved to Wisconsin

1847 SEP - married Mary Ann Prior, Fond du Lac Co., WI

1855 Wisconsin Census - Auburn, Fond du Lac, WI

1860 Census - as of June 1 - Ashford, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin (b. OH, 1819)

1861 APR - married Sarah Ann Baker, Fond du Lac Co., WI

1862 JAN - from Auburn WI, enlisted in Wisconsin Infantry, Co. G, 14th Regt.

1865 JAN - mustered out of military

1870 Census - as of June 1 - Jacksonport, Door, WI (b. NY 1828)

1880 Census - as of June 1 - Kenosha, Kenosha, WI (b. NY 1827)

1885 Special Veterans Census - Clark Co., Town of Weston, Christie PO, WI

1886 - moved to Minnesota

1892 Feb - filed for Civil War Pension - Minnesota

1895 Minnesota Terr & State Census - Richwood, Becker, MN; in MN: "9 yr 2 mo" (b. NY 1825)

1900 Census - as of June 1 - Detroit, Becker, MN (b. NY 1825)

1900-10 - died, after 1900 Census, before 1910 Census (McIntosh, Spokane, WA)

1908 May - Widow, Sarah Ann, applies for Civil War Pension - Washington




Civil War Service

Residence: Auburn, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin

Private, Company G, 14th Infantry Regiment Wisconsin

Enlisted: 1 Jan 1862          Mustered Out: 30 Jan 1865   

[Muster Roll] [Causality Report] [Pension Application] [Widow's Pension]


Family Notes


(1) Spouse: Mary Ann Prior           b. Ohio,          d. before 1860 Census?

            Daughter of ?           Mother of 3 children


            Jane Sischo              b. WI, abt 1848

            Emma Sischo           b. WI, abt 1851

            Miles Sischo             b. Wisconsin, abt 1852       d. ?

                        married: Alma (b. abt 1855)

                        children:        Nella M. Sischo (b. WI, abt 1878)

                                                Blanche Sischo (b. WI, abt 1880)


(2) Spouse: Sarah Ann Baker       b. MAR 1841, NY (1900 Census) or 16 MAR 1842 (ID Death Index)

                                                            d. 25 JUNE 1925, Plummer, Benewah, Idaho

            Daughter of John & Amy Baker (b. England, 1818 & 1814)

            Mother of 2 children (1900 Census:  2 of 2 children living)

            Buried: (Idaho?)


            Anna Jane Sischo   b. WI, abt 1862

                        married: Clark Isaac Bostwick, 1 JAN 1882 (b. abt 1853, son of Romeo & Jane)

                        children: Sarah, Ella Martha, Olive, Jerome, Keble, Wallace, and Arthur

            Manford E. Sischo   b. Wisconsin, APR 1863 (1900 Census) 21 FEB 1865 (ID Death Index)

                                                d. 20 MAY 1929, Plummer, Benewah, Idaho

                                                Never married



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Elezer Sischo is also featured in the book, "Civil War Soldiers in the heart of Clark Co., Wisconsin."




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