John Loyal and Polly A. (Wendau/ Wilburn) Isherwood, 7N 51W

In 1850 Crawford County, Pennsylvania, Polly Wilburn is 17, with James 40 and Hannah 46.
She's the second of seven kids.

In 1860 Whitley County, Indiana, John Isherwood is 29, Pollie 27, Mahen 6, and Ellen 3.

John L. Isherwood was the city assessor of Mason, Ingham County, Michigan in 1869.

Ingham County, Michigan 1870

In 1870 Ingham County, John is a dry good merchant 38, with Olive 36, Mahlon 16 a farm laborer, Ellen 13 all born in Pennsylvania. Libbie 6 was born in Indiana, and John six months in Michigan.
In 1880 Whitley County, John and Polley A. have Elizabeth E. 16 and John P. 10.

J.L. Isherwood had the best turnips at the 1889 Logan County, Colorado, fair, receiving 50 cents premium.

Also in 1889, J.L. Isherwood spoke at the county Sunday School convention at the Fyffe school house, where T.A. Long and S. Diffendarfer were also participants.

John claimed a quarter in section 26, 7N 51W in 1893, and another in 1896.

In 1900 John 68 and Polly 65 are farming in Evanston, Wyoming.
Twin Falls, Idaho 1910 " Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Isherwood of Austin Texas, are visiting their daughter, Mrs. P. L. Diffendarfer, of this city."

John living at 2644 Eccles in Ogden, Utah, died there March 2, 1924.

John 1831-1924 is buried in Evanston, Wyoming # 70597767. So is Polly A. 1834-1909.
March 3, 1924 Ogden "John L. Isherwood died at 11 o'clock Sunday night at the home of his daughter, Mrs. L. Diffendarfer 2644 Ecclrs avenue. He had been ill for the past two weeks. Mr. Isherwood and his wife were the oldest couple to be at the old folks' convention last summer. He was born in Cambridge Springs, Penn., July 18, 1S31, He had lived in Ogden for the past four years, having been a resident of Twin Falls. Ida., and Evanston, Wyo., prior to that time. He was a member of the Baptist Church. Mr. Isherwood's first wife died in Evanston in 1909. Later he was married to his brother's widow, Mrs. W. S. Isherwood in Austin, Texas. His widow, who is ?9 years of age and one son, Malan "W. Isherwood of Evanston, Wyo., and one daughter, Mrs. Diffendarfer survive him ;also 10 grandchildren."

Ellen married Frank L. Diffendarfer, and they're in Allen County, Indiana in 1880, with F.E. 2. She died in Evanston, Wyoming 1856-1895 # 70597944.


Abbie, born March 1, 1864 in Butler, Indiana, also married Frank L. Diffendarfer, and died in Imlay, Pershing County, Nevada on February 17, 1937.
She's buried in Evanston # 70598071.


John, age 28, married Georgiana Pearce in Rich County, Utah on December 29, 1898.

They're in Evanston, Wyoming in 1900, John a deputy sheriff, born Dec 1869 and Georgiana Nov 1879, saying both born in Utah). They had John L. October 1899 in Utah.

John L. 1899-1902 is buried in Evanston # 70598214.

Georgiana is widowed in 1910 Ogden Utah, 30, boarding with the Joseph and Agnes Richardson family, with her own income.

Georgiana Pearce Axley born Nov 6, 1859, died in Ogden Utah on August 18, 1927. "Georgeanna Pearce Axley, aged 49, widow of James T. Axley, died Thursday evening at the family home, 739 Twenty-second street, following an extended illness of heart trouble. She was born at Randolph, November 6, 1879, and was married to Mr. Axley in Ogden 17 years ago. Previous to that time she had been married to J. P. Isherwood, who died. Mr. Axley died a year and a half ago. Mrs. Axley was the daughter of William and Mary Hex Pearce. She.was an active member of the L. D. S. church. Surviving are the parents and the following brothers and sisters; Mrs. Jacob Benzley of Evanston, Wyo:; Mrs. William Elumelli, Mrs.Soren Nelson, R. A. Pearce and C. R. Pearce, all of Lyman, Wyo.; Mrs. W. C. Castro, of Fort Bridger, Wyo., and William A. Pearce, Jr, of Ogden. Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Sixth ward chapel, with Bishop Arthur Halverson presiding. The body may be viewed at the home Saturday afternoon and evening, and Sunday until time of services. Interment will be made in the Ogden City cemetery under the direction of Lindquist undertakers."


Jennie M. Diffendarfer married Claude H. Isherwood on June 27, 1905 in Lincoln County, Idaho.

The informant Jennie M. Isherwood of Evanston, Wyoming, said John was born in Cambridge Springs, Pennsylvania.

Mrs. Jennie M. Isherwood of Evanston was the Uinta County superintendent of schools.

August 1931 Ogden, Utah " Mrs. E. L. Diffendarfer of Ogden, Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Baker of Imlay, Nev., spent the week-end in Evanston as guests of Mrs. Jennie Isherwood. They were on their way to Yellowstone park. Mrs. Diffendarfer is an aunt and Mrs. Baker a sister of Mrs. Isherwood."

1933 "Mrs. H. E. Baker of Imlay, Nevada is visiting in Evanston with her ; sister, Mrs. Jennie Isherwood, "
July 8, 1934 Ogden, Utah "A man killed beneath the wheels of a Southern Pacific train at Harrisville Saturday morning was positively identified here last night as Willard Isherwood, 28, of Evanston, Wyoming, a graduate of the state university at Laramie. City Judge Samuel Corson and Frank Isherwood, a brother, both of Evanston, made the identification at the Mount Ogden mortuary. In addition to the brother, the young man's mother, Mrs. Jennie Isherwood, superintendent of schools in Uinta county at Evanston, and a sister, Beth him. Isherwood, survive. A woman telephoned the sheriff's office Saturday afternoon that she had read of the description and the identification marks in The Standard Examiner and expressed the belief that the dead man was Isherwood, who has been employed in Salt Lake City. A laundry mark on his overalls was "W. Ishcrwood" and he wore a 1923 class high school ring, engraved, "WJ." Witnesses and members of the train crew reported to the sheriff that the man threw himself beneath the wheels as it approached the Harrisville brick yards, a few miles north of Ogden, at nine-twenty-five o'clock Saturday morning. "

1936 Ogden "Mrs. Libby Diffendarfer of Ogden, who has been visiting here with Mr. M. W. Isherwood, and Mrs. Jennie M. Isherwood, returned Wednesday to her home. "

Jennie May Isherwood was born November 28, 1880, and died June 7, 1962.

There are some Diffendarfer burials in the Evanston cemetery, too...
Ella Armina Diffendarfer, 1856-1895 # 70597944, spouse of Frank L. Diffendarfer 1853-1925 is buried in Evaznston.

In 1920 Uinta County, Wyoming, Mahlon Isherwood is operating a coal mine, 60, born in Pennsylvania, with Ella M. 61 born in Indiana. Melissa, Ella's mother is 86, widowed, born in Ohio.
When Toby Long died in 1933, one survivor was a sister "Mrs. Ella Isherwood of Evanston, Wyoming"

Ella, born December 31, 1858 in Indiana to mother Smith and father Long, died November 6, 1946 in Placer County, California.
She's buried in Evanston # 70597474, with Mahlon W. Isherwood 1853-1932.

Mr. Terry Isherwood of Evanston, Wyoming, passed away Sunday, September 27, 2015 at the age of 64.  Terry was born and raised in Evanston, and a lifelong resident. Terry was born to parents Frank Isherwood Jr and Jessie Lamb (Monroe) on December 2, 1950.   He was the first born of the children in his family. When terry was young his mother married Art Monroe. Art was one of most influential people in his life. He always accepted Terry as his own, and according to Terry, Art was his true father. Terry attended Evanston High School until 1969, and in 1972 he married his high school sweetheart Cheryl Sim. They welcomed their first child, Crystalynn, the next year.  
ISHERWOOD, Claude Henry was born September 12, 1880 being a son of M. W. and Ella M. Isherwood.  His early life was spent in Indiana and he removed to Wyoming with his parents in 1897.  He married to Miss Jennie May Diffendarfer June 27, 1905 at Shoshone, Idaho at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. F. L. Diffendarfer.  To this union three surviving children were born Willard, aged six and twins, Beth and Frank, aged 4 years.  He was formerly a railroad conductor, and a member of the O. R. C. with whom he carried and insurance and was also insured with the Pacific Mutual of Califonria.  His railroad work was in Wyoming and Nevada being a steady and trusted employee.  Two years ago last October he returned to Wyoming from Idaho and had since managed the Lezeart mine and assisted in the development of the oil fields and improving conditions of the mine having come to where conditions were looking more favorable and promised reward for his efforts.  He was a well-known and highly respected person in the community and all who knew him at once realized he was an honorable man who always did his parta true husband, good father and loyal friend, who preferred to give those about him the best side of a deal.  Funeral services were conducted this afternoon at the Baptist church at 2:30 Rev. Pearson officiating, and was largely attended.  The Pall-bearers were:  T. J. McGuire, George P. Harvey, Dave Musselman, Henry Rasmussen, Frank Miller and Lou Ingersoll.
  Interment was in the City cemetery. 
Wyoming Times Thursday Jan 23, 1913
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