The William Vansickle family is located in the 1900 Shelby Co., MO census in Clay Twp. William Vansickle - b. Dec. 185940 yrs. old, m. 17 yrs. Ella Z. - b. Oct. 186237 yrs. old, 5 children, 4 living. Oscar - Sept. 188316 yrs. old Maudi E. - Jul 189010 yrs. old Oravel L.(Orval) - Jul 18964 yrs. old Ida A. - May 1899 - 1 yr. old
No other Vansickles in Shelby Co., so this doesn't help with who is William Vansickle's father.I hadn't seen your grandfather's name as "Loren", all the cenuses have "Orin". I have a great deal of info on Elah Zene's ancestry, if you are interested email me.