LaSalle County Sheriff William Stadden

1834 – 1835

William Stadden and his wife, Judith (Daniels) Stadden, came from Licking county, Ohio, in May, 1830, and settled on a claim in Rutland township. In the fall of the same year Jonathan Daniels and his wife, Mary (Channel) Daniels, came from Licking county Ohio and Mr. Daniels purchased the claim of William Stadden. In the Daniels family there were two children: Elizabeth, who married Joseph Kleiber, and Judith, wife of the subject of this sketch.

After selling his claim William Stadden moved to Dayton, where he built a flour mill. He became one of the most prominent and useful citizens of La Salle county, having served two terms as Sheriff, and having been twice elected to the State Senate. He died In 1848.

There were five children in the family, all of whom are now dead. Jonathan, born in 1829, married Elizabeth Long in 1850, and worked in the Stadden and Green mill at Dayton. In 1853 he went to the gold fields of California, and was gone three years. Upon his return to this county he settled on a farm just across from Dayton, where he lived until his death, which occurred In 1894. He had three children, of whom only one is living today to perpetuate the Stadden name. This is William H. Stadden of this city. He was married in 1872 to Kittie Wilsey. They have one child, Myrtle, who is the wife of Samuel Thompson. They reside with the Staddens in their East Washington street home.

Of the other chlldren of William and Judith (Daniels) Stadden, Wiliiam married Elizabeth Hoadley; Mary became the wife of David Green, Elizabeth married Horace B. George, and Richard married Sallie Schanks.

Article furnished by the LaSalle County Genealogy Guild