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Feb. 16, 1813
|Family notes say that Christoph Sievert was born Feb. 16, 1813 in Prussia. His tombstone [with last name spelled Siewert] in the St. John Lutheran Cemetery, Marquette Co., WI, seems to confirm this date - although it is highly weathered and hard to read. His age on the 1860 census matches this year of birth but the 1880 census said he was 65 years old (ie, born about 1815).|
Caroline [Alma?] Fenler or Feneller
|Notes left by my grandmother (Evaline Tagatz Phillips) say that Ms. Fenler was
Christoph Siewert's wife. [SOURCE: Evaline Tagatz]
Christoph was married to Caroline who is buried next to him. In the 1900 census when she was living with her son August, it said she had six children with four living at the time (see census details under Child 2 entry below), and six children have been found in the records. A woman who could be Christoph's wife was listed as Alma (age 35) in the 1860 census. This age is consistent with the other census years. Caroline was living with her grandson Henry in 1905 and her son Herman in 1910 (see 1905 and 1910 census details).
His granddaughter's Bible said "August Siewert, son of Christoph and Caroline Feneller Siewert, born Aug. 17, 1853 in Selchot Heimer, Kreis Scheirnik Regierungsbezirch Bromberg, Provine Posen." See this entry, which confirms Christoph and Caroline's relationship.
Caroline's tombstone said she was born July 29 (or 24?), 1825 and died Mar. 20, 1918. This headstone is weathered and hard to read. The 1880 census says she was born in Prussia (see census details).
Ottilie Emilie Siewert
b. Feb. 4, 1849;
d. Sept. 17, 1872
|For more information, go to Ottilie Emilie Siewert's web page.|
August C. Siewert
b. Aug. 17, 1853
|See Clara Tagatz Weckwerth's Bible entry, which confirms August's birthdate as Aug. 17, 1853. Clara was Christoph Siewert's granddaughter.
The 1880 Federal Census in Crystal Lake, Marquette Co., WI, shows August Siewert (age 26, farmer, born in Prussia). He was living with:
August's daughter Ida is buried in St. John Lutheran Cemetery, Crystal Lake Township, WI. Her tombstone says Ida Marie Siewert was born Apr. 9, 1878 and died July 28, 1882 - daughter of Aug. and A. Siewert. [SOURCE: Cemetery transcription online by Larry L. Ketchum]
The 1900 Federal Census in Mackford, Green Lake Co., WI, shows August Siewert (age 47, born Aug. 1853 in Germany, married 23 years, immigrated in 1856, in America for 43 years, farmer). He was living with:
The 1905 Wisconsin Census in Mackford, Green Lake, WI,shows:
The 1910 Federal Census in Mackford,Green Lake, WI, shows: August Sievert [as spelled] (age 57, born in Germany, immigration year given but is illegible, farmer) was living with:
The 1920 Federal Census in Village of Markesan, Township Mackford, Green Lake County, WI, shows August C. Siewert [surname hard to read, I may not have transcribed it exactly as on census form] (age 66, immigration date given but hard to read; naturalized in 1886, born in Germany, retired farmer). He was living with:
The 1930 Federal Census shows that August Siewert [handwriting looks more like Seiwert than Siewert] (age 76, born in Posen, immigrated in 1879) was living in Markesan, Green Lake County, WI (High Street written in margin next to his household entry). He was living with:
Note that his immigration date of 1879 in the 1930 census does not match the immigration date he gave in 1900 (1856). Could he have made two trips to America before settling down or is it a record error?
August had a child that does not appear in census records. Minna O. Siewert is buried in St. John Lutheran Cemetery, Crystal Lake Township, Marquette Co., WI. Her tombstone says she was born Apr. 30, 1883 and died July 3, 1883 - the daughter of Aug. and A. Siewert. [SOURCE: Cemetery transcription online by Larry L. Ketchum]
b. ABT 1854
|Augusta appears on the 1860 census as a six-year-old female with her father and other family members (see census details), but her brother August doesn't. She does not appear on the ship manifest when the family immigrated. It's possible that August was mistakenly listed as Augusta on the 1860 census since August does not appear that year, and I haven't found Augusta's name on other records so far. The 1860 census clearly says that Augusta was a female, and the ship manifest clearly says that August was a male.|
b. ABT 1855
|Charles at age 5 is on the 1860 census with his father and other family members (see census details). He was listed as Carl (age 9 months) on the ship manifest on Aug. 20, 1856 when he and his family immigrated from Germany.|
Carolina or Caroline A. Siewert
b. Jan. 13, 1857;
d. May 24, 1938
|Carolina is on the 1860 census with her father and other family members (see census details).
Caroline was Michael Tagatz's second wife. His first wife was Caroline's sister Ottilie. She is buried in the Matz-Tagatz Cemetery, Crystal Lake, WI. Her tombstone says she was born Jan. 13, 1857 and died May 24, 1938. Go to Michael Tagatz's web page for more information about Caroline and her children.
b. Sept. 13, 1864
d. Sept. 1940(possibly the 10th or 16th)
A write-up in my grandmother's notes (possibly a transcription of an obit) said that Herman Sievert was born Sept. 13, 1864 in Crystal Lake, Marquette Co., WI. He died Sept. (10th or 16th), 1940 of a heart attack near Braham, Minn., at the age of 75 years, 11 months and 27 days. In 1892 he married Miss Minnie Braatz of Dodge Co., WI. They lived in Dodge Co. for a time then moved to a farm in Braham, Kanabie Co., Minn. Their children were Erick, Arthur, Herbert, Harold, Emma and Leona. Burial was in the Rice Lake Cemetery near Braham, Minn. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. H.E. Sieving of Ogilvie, Minn. at the St. Stephen's Lutheran Church.
Herman Siewert appears on the 1880 census as age 15, living with his brother August (see census details).
Herman Sievert is on the 1900 Federal Census in Mackford, Green Lake County, WI (age 35, born Sept. 1864 in Wis., parents born in Germany, farmer). He was living two houses away from his brother August and was living with:
The 1905 Wisconsin Census in Mackford, Green Lake Wo., WI, shows:
The 1910 Federal Census in Mackford, Green Lake Co., WI, shows Herman Siewert (age 45, married 18 years [or 19 - hard to read], born in Wis., parents born in Germany, farmer). He was living with:
Aug. 20, 1856
|Christoph Siewert immigrated at age 43 on August 20, 1856, departing Bremen, Germany and arriving in New York, New York on the ship Shakspeare [as spelled on ship manifest - I suspect should have read "Shakespeare"]. He came with these relatives: Caroline (age 31), Emilie (age 8), August (age 3) and Carl (age 9 months). Place of origin was Selchow Hammer in Prussia; he was listed as a farmer.
His daughter Augusta (if he had a daughter) does not appear on the manifest even though she would have been about two years old, based on census data. [SOURCE: Lists of Passengers Bound from Bremen to New York, 1847-1854, With Places of Origin. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1987. 175p. Page: 140]
Christoph acquired land in 1859 and shows up on the 1860 census in Crystal Lake, Marquette Co., WI (see entries below).
The 1900 census shows that Christoph's son August immigrated in 1856 and that August had been in America for 43 years.
1860 Federal Census
Crystal Lake, Marquette Co., WI
|Head of Household: Christuf Sewart [I may have mistranscribed his name; it is written in old German-style lettering (age 47, farmer, real estate value $700 [or
possibly $400 - hard to read], personal estate value $413, born in Prussia). He was living with:
1880 Federal Census
Crystal Lake, Marquette Co., WI
Christoph Siewert (life lease, age 65, born in Prussia) was on the 1880 Federal Census in Crystal Lake, Marquette Co., WI. He was living with his wife Caroline (age 54, born in Prussia).
He was living next door to August Siewert and August's family (see Child 2 above for his census details).
1859 in Crystal Lake
|Christoph Sievert acquired land through Wisconsin Land Patents on Aug. 10, 1859 at Township 17 North, Range 10 East, Section 26 (80 acres).|
May 4, 1885
|His tombstone in St. John Lutheran Cemetery, Marquette Co., WI, said he died May 4, 1885.|
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