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Isaac Shepler Decker1

Male
b. circa 1829, d. 4 January 1873


Father Moses Decker b. circa 11 June 1788, d. 4 August 1860
Mother Mary Elisabeth Sheplor b. 5 February 1794, d. 3 January 1859
Pop-up Pedigree

Family Ida Lavinia Pond b. circa 1834, d. 30 December 1923
Marriage* 4 August 1853  Goose Creek, Box Elder Co., UT, See articles about their wedding at Goose Creek, Utah enroute by wagon train to California., Principal=Ida Lavinia Pond 
Children  1. Almeda Lavinia Decker b. 23 May 1854, d. 7 Sep 1942
  2. Francis "Fannie" E. Decker b. c 1856, d. 11 Aug 1879
  3. Ida Orpa Decker b. 17 Dec 1858, d. 8 Jan 1956
  4. Milo Shepler Decker b. c 1861, d. 16 Mar 1937
  5. Ananias Myron Decker b. 7 Nov 1863, d. 23 Dec 1948
  6. Josephine C. "Josie" Decker b. 5 Jun 1866, d. 28 Jan 1957
  7. Adelbert P. Decker b. 21 Nov 1868, d. 23 Oct 1937
  8. Ellis W. Decker b. 14 Nov 1872, d. 11 Jun 1960

Note*   (Ed: These notes provided by Dale Decker. See Source Listing for contact information)

US Census of 1870 lists a daughter Delia, age 2. Did she die?? His will of Dec. 31, 1872 does not list a Delia. Census does not show Adelbert, could this be him by mistake??? He was 4 in 1872. SF Census for shows a Delia probably too old. Also lists several chinese laborers who probably lived on the farm. Solomon had them also.

Ltr. from Almeda to grandmother dated 11-26-1868 states mother had a little boy baby, it is 5 days old. (11-21-1868) Adelbert.

Wedding recorded in Downieville in February 1854. He walked 17 miles through the snow to record it.

Isaac S. Decker Fairfield-Suisun Cemetary: d. 4 Jan 1873 Pleasant Valley, Methodist Section, Plot 129. Bryan Baker Funeral Home.

Isaac Decker Probate # 338, born 1829. See file information, will etc.

12 May 1876--newspaper--Decker, I.S. estate of, decd.= New appraisal taken under advisement.

1 August, 1997--Went to Fairfield Cemetary, found Isaac's marker. Located on a plot with 8 graves, possibly only four occupied. Isaac, Ida, Fannie and Almeda Decker Walter.1 
Note*   (Ed: These notes provided by Dale Decker. See Source Listing for contact information)

Isaac & Solomon left Viroqua together, in the spring of 1853. This date is in question as a later bio states " they left Viroqua on April 20th, 1853". Crawford County Press dated January 26, 1853 Prairie du chien "Solomon and Isaac Decker and Isaac and Joshia Adams, Allen Ramsey, Wm Dee, Leander Loughlin and Mallory passed through town for Calif. They had 6 yoke of oxen." I tend to believe the April date as it was written by an author who was their neighbor.

I believe Leander Loughlin was an uncle of Lottie, Solomons wife. They met a wagon train in Council Bluffs and traveled with it. A family named Pond was with the wagon train. Isaac met a girl named Ida Pond whom he married on the trail east of Salt Lake. Solomon played his violin for dancing at the wedding and was a witnes to the wedding. When they arrived in California Isaac walked 17 miles through the snow to have his marriage recorded. A record of that certificate hangs in the Court House in Downieville, Nevada County, Ca dated February, 1854. It is an official State of California wedding record. An early radio program called A Creek Wedding on Death Valley Days recreated the wedding.

It is possible that the S. Decker in that 1860 census may not have been our Solomon Decker but he had stated that he did some mining and had some luck. He may have been recorded in 2 different locations for that years census, the two locations ae about 70 - 80 miles apart. The record may also have been made from the hotel record, rather than personal interview.

Both Solomon and Isaac owned orchards in Pleasants Valley, near Vacaville. Solomon had 160 acres and Isacc had around 400. They raised fruit and vegetables for the bay area market.

In 1866 Solomon traveled by steamer to Nicaragua and across the Isthmas by ship to New York. From New York he traveled by train to Viroqua, Wisconsin, where he married Charlote on Dec. 5 1866. They then went to Illinois and to Adamsvillie, Ohio for 2 months where they visited relatives. They then went to New York and traveled by ship back to the Isthmas of Panama and back home to Pleasant Valley on March 12, 1867. (from Lotties obituary.)

Solomon and Lotties family are well recorded in the central valley as are Isaacs family.

George Nichols was Charlottas father, her mother died and George married Solomons sister Sarah. I have a pencil drawing of George made by an artist at the GAR encampment in St. Paul, Min. in 1896. Lottie came from California to see him at that time. The picture came from a descendant of theirs and is in an large old wooden frame., Principal=Solomon Decker1 
Birth* circa 1829  Norwich, Muskingum Co., OH 
Census* 1850  1850 Federal Census, Wisconsin, Crawford County, Bad Ax Township, Series: M432, Roll: 995, Page: 252B, August 23
(enumerated with brother, Solomon Decker)
31, 301, 301, Decker, Isaac, 21, M, , Farming, , Ohio, , , ,2 
Marriage* 4 August 1853  Goose Creek, Box Elder Co., UT, See articles about their wedding at Goose Creek, Utah enroute by wagon train to California., Principal=Ida Lavinia Pond 
Census 1860  1860 Federal Census, California, Solano County, Vacaville Township, Series: M653, Roll: 69, Page: 357A, July 23
331, 278, Decker, J S, 30, M, W, Farmer, 7000, 2500, Ohio, , , 1,
331, 278, Decker, J L, 27, F, W, , , , Indiana, , , 1,
331, 278, Decker, Almeda, 6, F, W, , , , California, , , 1,
331, 278, Decker, Francis E, 4, F, W, , , , California, , , 1,
331, 278, Decker, Ida C, 1, F, W, , , , California, , , 1,
331, 278, Graham, Michael, 21, M, W, Farmer, , , Massachu, , , 1,
331, 278, Welsh, Joseph, 19, M, W, Laborer, , , Ireland, , , 1,
331, 278, Lathrop, Marion, 25, M, W, Laborer, , 50, Ireland, , , 1,3 
Census 1870  1870 Federal Census, California, Solano County, Vacaville Township, Series: M593, Roll: 90, Page: 129B, July 8
192, 172, Decker, Isaac, 41, M, W, Farmer, 12000, 1500, Ohio, , , , , , , , , 1,
192, 172, Decker, Ida, 36, F, W, Keeping House, , , Indiana, , , , , , , , , ,
192, 172, Decker, Almira, 16, F, W, At Home, , , California, , , , , 1, , , , ,
192, 172, Decker, Fanny, 13, F, W, At Home, , , California, , , , , 1, , , , ,
192, 172, Decker, Ida, 11, F, W, At Home, , , California, , , , , 1, , , , ,
192, 172, Decker, Milo, 9, M, W, At Home, , , California, , , , , 1, , , , ,
192, 172, Decker, Ananais, 7, M, W, At Home, , , California, , , , , 1, , , , ,
192, 172, Decker, Josephine, 4, F, W, At Home, , , California, , , , , , , , , ,
192, 172, Decker, Selia, 2, F, W, At Home, , , California, , , , , , , , , ,
192, 172, Hie Loo, 28, M, C, Laborer, , , China, 1, 1, , , , , , , ,
192, 172, Maw Chan, 24, M, C, Laborer, , , China, 1, 1, , , , , , , ,
192, 172, Son Wa, 23, M, C, Laborer, , , China, 1, 1, , , , , , , ,
192, 172, Hik Saney, 29, M, C, Laborer, , , China, 1, 1, , , , , , , ,
192, 172, Tye Cho, 41, M, C, Laborer, , , China, 1, 1, , , , , , , ,
192, 172, Fale King, 37, M, C, Laborer, , , China, 1, 1, , , , , , , ,
192, 172, Mon Choo, 44, M, C, Laborer, , , China, 1, 1, , , , , , , ,4 
News/Obit 3 January 1873  News Item,

    Isaac Decker of Pleasant Valley is laying near death from heart disease.



Appeared in the Vallejo Evening Chroncle, 1/3/1873



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Death* 4 January 1873  Pleasants Valley, Vacaville, Solano Co., CA, Died from atrophy of the heart. 
Burial* 5 January 1873  Fairfield-Suisun Cemetary, Vacaville, Solano Co., CA, Transcription: Isaac S. Decker Died 4 Jan 1873
( Pleasant Valley, Methodist Section, Plot 129)1 
News/Obit 9 January 1873  Death Notice,
Deaths


    In Pleasant Valley, January 4th, Isaac S. Decker age 44 years.



Appeared in the Weekly Solano Republican. 9 Jan 1873




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News/Obit* 10 January 1873  Death Notice,
Sad Death


    Isaac Decker of Pleasant Valley mentioned in our last as very ill, died of contraction of the heart on Saturday at 2 o'clock p.m. His remains were interred at the Fairfield cemetary on Sunday, at 21/2 p.m. He leaves a wife and eight children to mourn his loss.



Items in brief


    
We beheld the familiar countenance of Dr. M.B. Pond of Napa City in town on Sunday. Hither to attend the funeral of Isaac Decker, his brother-in-law.



Appeared in the Vallejo Evening Chronicle, January 10, 1872


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Citations
  1. [S42] Dale Decker Personal Research, Dale Decker.
  2. [S4] 1850 U.S. Federal Census , 1850 U.S. Federal Census.
  3. [S46] 1860 U.S. Federal Census , 1860 U.S. Federal Census.
  4. [S71] 1870 U.S. Federal Census , 1870 U.S. Federal Census.


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