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William H. Sigler

Syble (View posts)
Posted: 28 Jul 2000 12:15AM GMT
Edited: 19 Jul 2001 5:26PM GMT
I will have to look up my husband's great-
grandfather's birth date, but it is close
to what you have, and strangely his father
WAS James Sigler, which is also my
husband's name; however, I have his mother
listed as Elizabeth "Betsy" Taylor, and
this family was from Clarkson (now Hamlin),
New York. James and Betsy Sigler had many
children, and some of them went west, as
did my husband's grandfather, Byron Emerson
Sigler and his brother, John David Sigler.
They ended up in Brandon, Wisconsin, where
they are both buried. My husband's father
was born in Oshkosh, WI and his name was
Byron Emerson Sigler, Jr. My husband was
born in Englewood, CO where his father
worked with the Civil Service as a
mechanical engineer. We know what happened
to some of the other children of William
H. Sigler, but not all. He had a son
named James Delos Sigler whose life is a
mystery to us, as well as several daughters,
some of whom married and moved away.

My husband is at work now so I will show
him what you have written when he returns.
Cheryl Sigler Collins of New Jersey has a
big Sigler GEDCOM which includes us, but
she guessed at the dates because I did not
include them, and so unfortunately there
are some big mistakes in our line, and she
perpetuated the mistakes by placing the
whole thing on line. I now have to go back
and correct everything and send it to her.
She has my husband being older than his
older brother, etc.

I believe that our Dutch Siglers in New
Amsterdam were the first Siglers to come to
this country. The Sigler or Ziglar name is
common in Holland, even to this day. I lived
in Munich, Germany for three years, and the
name was also quite prevalent there, but as
far as I know, my husband's family has no
German ancestry, since we are back to the
1600s. In Germany a Z is pronounced like
an S would be here, so I think when some
people came in through Ellis Island it was
changed from Zigler or Zeigler to Sigler,
as it would have been pronounced. In
Holland a Z is pronounced like a Z not an
S. I am told that a Ziegl is a brick and
a Ziegler is a brick layer and that a
seigl is a sign and that a Sigler is a
sign maker or a maker of the old wax seals
that people use to use to seal letters.

Thanks for writing. I will let you know
William H. Sigler's birth date in New York.


It is entirely possible that your family
also came from the big Dutch Sigler family
and is in some way related because the
names William, James and John are used over
and over again in that family. We were
lucky because there was a big writeup in
the local Hamlin/Clarkson, NY paper about
James Sigler, my husband's second great-
grandfather, which said that he came from
Essex, New Jersey to Monroe County, New
York and that he was a farmer of stirling
qualities. Apparently he was a person
who always did a lot for the town, and that
is why the article was written. It was
not an obituary.
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Syble 11 Jul 2000 11:07AM GMT 
jsig123 19 Jul 2000 6:39AM GMT 
Syble 19 Jul 2000 8:12AM GMT 
jsig123 19 Jul 2000 9:24AM GMT 
susan sigler blum 15 Aug 2000 2:44PM GMT 
Roi L. Sigler 2 Apr 2001 11:17PM GMT 
stephanie parks 25 Apr 2005 6:11AM GMT 
Syble 27 Jul 2000 4:08PM GMT 
jsig123 28 Jul 2000 5:31AM GMT 
Syble 28 Jul 2000 6:15AM GMT 
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