I am a descendant of the Baron. My mother is Carolyn Sidler, her father was Julius Sidler, grandfather Rufus Seitler,ggf George Seitler,gggf johathan Seitler, gggggf Jacob Seitler,gggggf Dietrick Seitler, ggggggf Mathias Von Seitler.
My ggandfather Rufus received a letter from the German Gov. and was told he was heir to the old Baron's estate. However he never got the money. We did have many other family members who did get money from other holding in this country. It was my understanding that ggf Rufus had to give up his American Citizenship and go back to Germany to claim the money and lands. However he did have the title of Baron.I know a sister of my grandfather had the letter with the family crest and seal,her daughter kept it in a box in the celler. They had a flood and the letter was distroyed. I have been looking for more infor on the old Baron and came upon your web site. We need to keep in touch. My Uncles Richard and Robert have both passed on now. It is the end of the line. My mother and her two sisters are in their 70's now. I have heard the stories all my life as passed down from my grandfather, mother, aunt and uncles. This leg of the family is in Meadville, Crawford Co., PA. Some of us now live in other states but all the birth and death records are there in Meadville area. I hope this helps you.
I look forward to talking more with you. You have done a wonderful job and I thank you for your labor of love.