156. George Sardeson6,7 was born on 18 March 1835 in Dyke, Lincolnshire, England. He emigrated in 1851 from Dyke, Lincolnshire, England. Between 1861 and 1863 he was a Grist Mill Miller in Moscow Township, Iowa Co., WI, USA. Between 1864 and 1915 George was a Miller and owner of Blanchardville Roller Mills in Blanchardville, Lafayette, WI, USA. He co-owner of Blanchardville Roller Mills with his brother John in 1864 in Blanchardville, Lafayette, WI, USA. He full owner of Blanchardville Roller Mills in 1883 in Blanchardville, Lafayette, WI, USA. George died on 7 December 1915 in Blanchardville, Lafayette, WI, USA.16 He was buried on 10 December 1915 in Graceland Cem., Blanchardville, Lafayette Co., WI, USA. The funeral was held Friday afternoon at the M.E. Church conducted by his former pastor and very close friend Rev. N. J. Alderson now of Hazel Green who preached a very impressive and appropriate sermon. The floral tributes were beautiful; six grand children carried the flowers. The pall bearers were C. C. Olson, Thos. Johnson, Wash Mason, M. Bainbridge, E. O. Smedsrude and C Vickers. The remains were laid to rest in the Graceland Cemetery. He has reference number REFN-11. George was elected as Blanchardville Village President in Blanchardville, Lafayette, WI, USA. He was elected as School Board Member in Blanchardville, Lafayette, WI, USA. Disaster struck in 1867 when a Pecatonica flood swept the mill from its foundations. "I can't help it; I must finish my dinner", said John (Sardeson) when notified of the catastrophe. He rebuilt the mill at one (sic--once), (his brother George became part owner), and in 1870 the Sardeson Brothers Gristmill had capital stock of $5,000 and thirty horse power . . . George Sardeson, from whom our family [Stephen Sardeson and Jennifer McCoppin] is descended, operated the Moscow mill during the Civil War and became part owner of the Blanchardville mill in 1867 with his brother John. In 1877 he bought complete ownership of the Blanchardville mill from John. George Sardeson was an important early settler of Blanchardville . . . " -- Jennifer McCoppin Robinson
The Sardeson mill was located on the Pecatonica, about where the bridge stands today, across from the Watrud brother's co-op gasoline station. George retired to the house on the corner where the Kundred's now live, across from the Saether funeral home. Aunt Ferne says "I only knew our grandfather as an old man, but he was a typical Englishman, all his life, and you wouldn't forget him if you ever saw him. He had long, white hair, a white goatee and he always wore a large black hat, high black boots, and either a dark cape, or his overcoat over his shoulders. We has a small shetland pony and buggy. Grandpa liked to get out in the country, so I sometimes would take him out riding on a nice summer afternoon. We couldn't go fast or cover much territory with two of us in the buggy and that little pony pulling it, but Grandpa enjoyed getting out"." -- Jennifer McCoppin
George Sardeson, from who our family [Jennifer McCoppin Robison and Stephen Sardeson] is descended, operated the Moscow mill during the Civil war and became part owner of the Blanchardville mill in 1867 with his brother John. George Sardeson was an important early settler of Blanchardville: "The population of the settlement had also grown by 1870 to about double that number of 1860, foreigners constituting almost half of the number. Several of these newer residents, including James Mason, peter J. Hovland, and George Sardeson, chose to dwell on the north side of the river, so that land to the Iowa County line was platted into eight blocks in 1869 as Blanchard's first addition . . . George Sardeson was school district treasurer for many years." -- Jennifer McCoppin Robison, granddaughter of Maurice Sardeson, June, 1990 in "A Sardeson Family History."
George Sardeson and Abegail Moffet were married on 24 February 1856 in Wiota, Lafeyette, WI, USA.17 The marriage of George Sardeson and Abegail Moffet is documented at the Lafayette Co. Court House in Darlingtion, WI in the Lafayette County Marriage Book Vol 1, page 147. Abegail Moffet6,7 was born on 21 June 1841. She died on 21 June 1870 in Blanchardville, Lafayette, WI, USA. She was buried in New Argyle Cem., Argyle, Lafayette Co., WI, USA. Abegail has reference number REFN-12.
George Sardeson-11 and Abegail Moffet-12 had the following children:
George Sardeson and Lydia Ann Fulp18 were married on 28 January 1872 in Blanchardville, Lafayette, WI, USA. They were divorced before 3 August 1878. Lydia Ann Fulp was born in 1851. She died in 1939. She has reference number REFN-221.
George Sardeson-11 and Lydia Ann Fulp-221 had the following children:
George Sardeson and Nancy Jane Kennison were married on 3 August 1878 in Monroe, Green, Wisconsin, USA. Nancy Jane Kennison was born on 5 November 1850 in Clarno Township, IL, USA. She died on 11 October 1934 in Blanchardville, Lafayette, WI, USA. She was buried in Graceland Cem., Blanchardville, Lafayette Co., WI, USA. Nancy Jane Kennison is buried in Graceland Cem. in Blanchardville, Lafayette Co., WI, USA next to her daughter Mazie Alice Sardeson. Her stone does not bear her name but only the word "Mother" and the year 1850-1934. Nancy has reference number REFN-77.
George Sardeson-11 and Nancy Jane Kennison-77 had the following children: