WILLIAM C. SIDLER, son of Johnathan and Agnes (Frazier) Sidler, natives of Pennsylvania, was born in Northumberland Co., Pa., Feb. 8, 1844. When he was nine years of age, his parents came to Kalamazoo County, this State, where he worked on his father's farm. He received a good common school education, and Feb. 26, 1873, he was married, at Schoolcraft, same county, to Miss Mary Judson, daughter of Albert and Mary Judson, natives of Connecticut and Nova Scotia, respectively. They emigrated to Kalamazoo County, where Mary was born, March 19, 1850, and where she received a good education in the district schools.
After marriage Mr. Sidler managed his father's farm until the spring of 1883, when he moved to this county and settled on a farm of 70 acres of fine land, in the vicinity of Hesperia. He has a fine residence, costing $4,500. Mr. Sidler is a staunch Republican, and although he has been here but a short time, he is destined to be one of the most prosperous farmers of Denver Township. Mr. and Mrs. Sidler have had three children, all deceased: the eldest, a girl died in infancy; Roy W., born Aug. 14, 1876, died Nov. 17, 1877; Mildred K., born Feb. 22, 1879, died Sept. 15, 1881.