|Isaac Elias Fickle|
|Isaac was a member of the Farmer G.A.R.|
Isaac Elias Fickle, the son of Isaac H. and Nancy Fickle came early to Jefferson Township, Williams County, Ohio, with his parents. The family appeared on the 1850 census. George Fickle, previously discussed, was the older brother of Isaac.
By 1860, brother George was already married, and Elias was the only son at home with his older parents, Isaac, 63, and Nancy 65. Elias was 12, it was reported. Just three years later, on September 2, 1863, he would enlist in Company H of the 9th Regiment, Ohio Cavalry. The 9th was sent all over in the south during the war, from Alabama to Georgia to South Carolina, as they were attached to various brigades throughout the war.
|Elias Fickle's cavalry sword, well preserved and in the hands of a descendant.|
|The grip and length of the sword indicates use by a cavalry soldier.|
Elias was wounded in the left knee and had an injury to his chest, as he reported on the 1890 Veterans Census, and his other disability, a common one among the soldiers, was chronic diarrhea. He mustered out on July 20, 1865, in Lexington, North Carolina, having served one year, seven months, and nineteen days.
Married three times, his first wife and the mother of all of his children, was Eliza Philppena Wasnich (a sister to his brother, George's, wife). They had children: Margaret Elizabeth, Theodora Rena, Eliza Minerva, and William Wendel. The family first settled in Williams County, but by 1880, they had relocated to Farmer Township.
After Eliza died in 1882, Elias married Sabrina Bash in 1884. The marriage was short-lived, however, as Sabrina died in 1889
|Defiance County, Ohio, marriage record|
A short notice of death appeared in an unidentified newspaper:
"FICKLE. At his home near Farmer Center, on Friday, Aug. 28th, Elias Fickle, age 44 years and 5 months.
Mr. Fickle was a member of Co. H., 9th Ohio Cavalry, Capt. Caldwell's company. The funeral, which occurred Sunday, was conducted by the G.A.R. Post at Farmer, of which he was a member, and was one of the largest every held in the county."