Descendants of Emmanuel Sigler
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Contributed by
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Descendants of Emmanuel Sigler

Generation No. 1

1.  EMMANUEL1 SIGLER was born Abt. 1812 in Henderson County, Kentucky, and died October 06, 1864 in Hamilton County Illinois.  He married LUCINDA MAYBERRY September 18, 1831 in Hamilton County, Illinois, daughter of SOLOMON MAYBERRY and VIRGINIA MILLER.  She was born Abt. 1814 in Hamilton County Illinois, and died May 15, 1905 in Hamilton County Illinois.

More About LUCINDA MAYBERRY:
Burial: Big Hill cemetery, Hamilton County, Illinois

The 1860 census of Hamilton County, Illinois was taken on the 17th day of July, 1860 in Mayberry twp. Lists Emmanuel Sigler, age 48, Lucinda age 46, Margary E. 17, Sarah P. 15, Solomon 13, Mary C. 11, Emmanuel W. 9, Washington 7, Margaret L. 4, and Francis V.  3 years of age. In the 1860 census, there were two additional children listed, which are missing in the 1860 census; to wit: Jane A. Sigler, age 15, and Clarinda Sigler, age 12. They would have been of age to marry by the 1860 census.

Children of EMMANUEL SIGLER and LUCINDA MAYBERRY are:

                   i.       MARGERY E.2 SIGLER, b. Abt. 1843; m. THOMAS E. VICKERS, February 21, 1861, Hamilton County, Illinois; b. 1840.

                  ii.       SARAH P. SIGLER, b. Abt. 1845.

2.              iii.       SOLOMON SIGLER, b. June 05, 1848, Hamilton County Illinois; d. May 21, 1922, Hamilton county Illinois.

                 iv.       MARY C. SIGLER, b. Abt. 1849.

                  v.       EMMANUEL W. SIGLER, b. Abt. 1851.

3.              vi.       WASHINGTON SIGLER, b. January 23, 1854, Hamilton County Illinois; d. March 23, 1916, Hamilton county Illinois.

4.             vii.       MARGARET LUCINDA SIGLER, b. November 13, 1855, Broughton, Hamilton County, Illinois; d. January 03, 1921.

               viii.       FRANCIS V. SIGLER, b. Abt. 1857.

Generation No. 2  

2.  SOLOMON2 SIGLER (EMMANUEL1) was born June 05, 1848 in Hamilton County Illinois, and died May 21, 1922 in Hamilton County Illinois.  He married MARGARETTE MANGIS March 05, 1868 in Hamilton County, Illinois. 

Child of SOLOMON SIGLER and MARGARETTE MANGIS is:

5.                i.       EMMANUEL3 SIGLER, b. March 29, 1869, Hamilton County Illinois; d. July 23, 1946, Hamilton county Illinois.

3.  WASHINGTON2 SIGLER (EMMANUEL1) was born January 23, 1854 in Hamilton County Illinois, and died March 23, 1916 in Hamilton County Illinois.  He married AMERICA HARDESTY April 13, 1876, daughter of CHRISTOPHER HARDESTY and MARY VICKERS.  She was born January 01, 1858 in Broughton, Hamilton County, Illinois, and died September 08, 1890.

Children of WASHINGTON SIGLER and AMERICA HARDESTY are:

6.                i.       SERENUS3 SIGLER, b. June 08, 1877; d. April 06, 1905, Mayberry twp, Hamilton County, Illinois.

                  ii.       EMANUEL CHRISTOPHER SIGLER, b. December 12, 1878; d. December 1952, Leola, South Dakota.

                 iii.       ARLETTA SIGLER, b. July 08, 1881; m. FRED WALTERS, July 05, 1908.

                 iv.       JESSE SOLOMON SIGLER, b. November 22, 1884; d. December 18, 1940.

                  v.       LAWRENCE SIGLER, b. October 10, 1887; d. June 16, 1973; m. ANNA HARPER.

                 vi.       ANDREW SIGLER, b. January 20, 1890; d. July 14, 1890.

4.  MARGARET LUCINDA2 SIGLER (EMMANUEL1) was born November 13, 1855 in Broughton, Hamilton County, Illinois, and died January 03, 1921.  She married JESSE HARDESTY August 24, 1873 in Brides residence, Hamilton County, Illinois/Hamilton Co., IL, son of CHRISTOPHER HARDESTY and MARY VICKERS.  He was born January 01, 1853 in Broughton, Hamilton County, Illinois, and died September 02, 1921.

Notes for MARGARET LUCINDA SIGLER:
On her death certificate, it says she died of a broken artery...under that, it's written, "she was run over by a cow." I talked to French Hardesty, and he said she was milking cows in the cow barn on top of the hill. The cow kicked her off the stool and broke her hip...she never recovered.

Burial: Albion cemetery, Hamilton County, Illinois

Notes for JESSE HARDESTY:
Jesse was a teacher

Burial: Albion cemetery, Hamilton County, Illinois

Marriage Notes for MARGARET SIGLER and JESSE HARDESTY:

Married by W. L. Howard, a Justice of the Peace. Witnesses were Soloman Sigler and T. E.. Vickers. All of the information about the marriage and the births, marriages, and deaths of Jesse and Margaret's children have been verified through the pages of Jesse Hardesty's Bible, which is a Holman's Edition, published by A. J. . Holman & Co., No. 930 Arch Street, Philadelphia, 1879. The Bible is in the possession of his great-granddaughter, Carol Hardesty Dillard.

Children of MARGARET SIGLER and JESSE HARDESTY are:

7.                i.       OLIVE EDEN3 HARDESTY, b. September 11, 1874, Hamilton County, Illinois; d. 1961, Jackson, Michigan.

8.               ii.       ISAAC SYLVESTER HARDESTY, b. March 13, 1876, Norris City, White County, Illinois; d. March 12, 1932, Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa.

                 iii.       ARTHUR HARDESTY (Source: Never married), b. February 02, 1878, Norris City , Hamilton County, Illinois/Norris City, White Co., IL; d. September 08, 1952.

  More About ARTHUR HARDESTY:
 Burial: Albion cemetery, Hamilton County, Illinois

9.              iv.       LAURA ANN HARDESTY, b. March 12, 1880, Hamilton County, Illinois; d. May 22, 1948, Mount Vernon, Jefferson county, Illinois.

                  v.       WALTER HARDESTY, b. February 21, 1882, Hamilton County, Illinois; d. May 18, 1907; m. ROSA E. CRAIG, September 28, 1905.

Notes for WALTER HARDESTY:
Walter was hit by a train and taken to a hospital in E. St. Louis, Illinois. He died in St. Mary's Hospital
Burial: Albion cemetery, Hamilton County, Illinois

10.            vi.       WILLIAM SOLOMAN HARDESTY, b. March 16, 1884; d. October 25, 1967, St. Mary's hospital, Decatur, Illinois.

11.           vii.       JESSE CLEVELAND HARDESTY, b. October 25, 1886, Norris City, White County, Illinois; d. December 03, 1953.

12.          viii.       FRANKLIN HARDESTY, b. April 09, 1889, Hamilton County, Illinois/Hamilton Co., IL; d. February 12, 1963, Seattle, Washington.

                  ix.      ALLIE HARDESTY, b. January 08, 1891; d. February 16, 1891.

                   x.      CLARENCE HARDESTY, b. July 28, 1892; d. October 21, 1892.

                  xi.      UN-NAMED INFANT SON, b. July 28, 1892; d. July 28, 1892.

13.            xii.      IDA MAE HARDESTY, b. June 06, 1894; d. February 21, 1932, Gary, Indiana.

Generation No. 3

5.  EMMANUEL3 SIGLER (SOLOMON2, EMMANUEL1) was born March 29, 1869 in Hamilton County Illinois, and died July 23, 1946 in Hamilton County Illinois.  He met FLORENCE HARDESTY November 03, 1892 in Hamilton County, Illinois, daughter of JOHN HARDESTY and MARGARET BELVIN.  She was born March 23, 1871 in Hamilton County Illinois, and died March 22, 1934 in Hamilton County Illinois.

More About FLORENCE HARDESTY:
Burial: Albion church cemetery, Hamilton County, Illinois
       

Children of EMMANUEL SIGLER and FLORENCE HARDESTY are:

                   i.       NELLIE IRENE4 SIGLER, b. October 27, 1894, Hamilton County Illinois; d. October 02, 1976, Sterling, Colorado; m. LOUIE EDWIN RIEKE, December 14, 1921, Ft. Collins, Colorado; b. November 23, 1889, West Plains, Colorado; d. August 27, 1972, Sterling, Colorado.

                  ii.       ROSCO SIGLER.

                 iii.       EARL ERNEST SIGLER.

                 iv.       SHERMAN LEONARD SIGLER.

                  v.       LENA ROCHELLE SIGLER.

                 vi.       RALEIGH EUGENE SIGLER.

                vii.       HELEN SIGLER.

6.  SERENUS3 SIGLER (WASHINGTON2, EMMANUEL1) was born June 08, 1877, and died April 06, 1905 in Mayberry twp, Hamilton County, Illinois.  He married EDITH BRINKLEY March 07, 1900 in Hamilton County, Illinois. 

More About SERENUS SIGLER:
Burial: Albion church cemetery, Hamilton County, Illinois
       

Child of SERENUS SIGLER and EDITH BRINKLEY is:

                   i.       PAUL VERNON4 SIGLER.

7.  OLIVE EDEN3 HARDESTY (MARGARET LUCINDA2 SIGLER, EMMANUEL1) was born September 11, 1874 in Hamilton County, Illinois, and died 1961 in Jackson, Michigan.  She married CHARLES FERRIS May 01, 1902. 

Child of OLIVE HARDESTY and CHARLES FERRIS is:

                   i.       LYNN4 FERRIS.

 

8.  ISAAC SYLVESTER3 HARDESTY (MARGARET LUCINDA2 SIGLER, EMMANUEL1) was born March 13, 1876 in Norris City, White County, Illinois, and died March 12, 1932 in Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa.  He married IVA MAE CROSS April 01, 1901 in Mount Vernon,  Jefferson County, Illinois, daughter of JOHN CROSS and OLIVE ELLIS.  She was born January 20, 1882, and died January 05, 1945 in Cedar Rapids, Linn County,  Iowa.

Notes for ISAAC SYLVESTER HARDESTY:
At the time of his death, he was vice-president of Crawford Tractor Company of Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Burial: March 14, 1932, Cedar Memorial cemetery
Probate: March 16, 1932, Linn County Courthouse, Iowa #12146

Notes for IVA MAE CROSS:
According to her son, Wade, Iva was born prematurely and weighed only two pounds and three ounces. She had no finger nails or toe nails. And she slept in a shoebox for the first few weeks of her life.

Burial: January 07, 1945, Cedar Memorial cemetery

Marriage Notes for ISAAC HARDESTY and IVA CROSS:

According to his 1920 income tax return, the family lived a 769 W. Losey Street in Galesburg, Illinois. In 1923, they moved to 709 Hawkinson Avenue, Galesburg.

In 1901 after Isaac and Iva got married, they set up housekeeping in Broughton, Illinois. Isaac worked in the Allen Mercantile store. In 1914, the family moved to Wichita, Kansas; 1915 to Lawton, Oklahoma. They were only a few miles from Ft. Sill, and saw many Indians and wild buffalo roaming the plains. In 1916, the family moved again to Washington, Iowa. The following year, they moved to Galesburg, Illinois. Finally, they settled in Cedar Rapids, Iowa in 1928. Issac was working for the Holt Caterpillar Tractor company, which later consolidated with L.C. Best Tractor, and became the Caterpillar Tractor company. Isaac borrowed $10,000 from his brother, Arthur, and started the Crawford Tractor company in Cedar Rapids. His partner was W. D.. Crawford. The first year in business, they rented 26 Caterpillars to the State of Iowa to dig out the new football stadium in Iowa City. Four years later, Isaac had made enough money to pay Arthur back in full on the loan!!  

Children of ISAAC HARDESTY and IVA CROSS are:

                   i.       HELMA CROSS4 HARDESTY, b. February 06, 1902, McLeansboro, Illinois; d. February 05, 1965, Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa; m. DUNCAN EARLE MCCULLOUGH, November 30, 1924, Galesburg, Illinois; b. July 06, 1891, Kincardine, Bruce County, Ontario, Canada; d. November 21, 1977, Mt. Vernon, Iowa.

Notes for HELMA CROSS HARDESTY:
Auntie died as a result of an auto accident. She and Dad were going to Newhall to get eggs, when they were struck by a guy who ran a stop sign. He had no license, and no insurance.

Burial: February 17, 1965, Cedar Memorial cemetery

Notes for DUNCAN EARLE MCCULLOUGH:
Uncle Mac was born in Canada, and never did become a U.S. citizen. He was a classic salesman, and sold everything to everyone. At one time he also sold Amana refrigerators and products, as well as Muzak systems. He was one of the first people in Cedar Rapids to demonstrate the new thing called 'TV' back in the forties!! He was always known as Earl Duncan; E. D. . McCullough. Duncan Earle is his proper name, from his Baptismal Certificate, dated 11 February 1892. As an additional note, in the SSAI his birth date is shown as 2 July 1892!

Burial: November 24, 1977, Cedar Memorial cemetery
No children

                  ii.       WALTER WADE HARDESTY, b. June 26, 1909, McLeansboro, Hamilton county,  Illinois; d. January 04, 1993, Lake City, Iowa; m. (1) ELLEN MARIE SWAIN, July 26, 1932, Albert Lea, Minnesota; b. October 03, 1912, West Union, Fayette County, Iowa; m. (2) IRMA L. GORDON, September 02, 1983, Jasper County, Newton, Iowa; b. Abt. 1909.

Notes for WALTER WADE HARDESTY:

Wade served in the U.S. Army during World War II, from 29 February 1944 to 15 January 1946. He served in Headquarters Battery, 750th Antiaircraft Artillery Gun Battalion. Served 15 months in Hawaii as the battalion dispatcher. He was discharged as a Corporal. After the war, he opened a sandwich shop for about two years, and then worked for Colonial bakery as a deliveryman for several years. In the mid 1950's he began working at Collins Radio in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and retired from Collins in 1972. He was a lifetime member of the VFW Post 788and Handford Post 5 of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He graduated from Galesburg, Illinois High School in 1929, and later the A.N. Palmer Business College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa in 1931.

More About WALTER WADE HARDESTY:
Burial: Cedar Memorial cemetery, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

9.  LAURA ANN3 HARDESTY (MARGARET LUCINDA2 SIGLER, EMMANUEL1) was born March 12, 1880 in Hamilton County, Illinois, and died May 22, 1948 in Mount Vernon, Jefferson County, Illinois.  She married EDWARD F. HARLOW August 15, 1900. 

Children of LAURA HARDESTY and EDWARD HARLOW are:

                   i.       RAYMOND4 HARLOW, b. June 07, 1903; m. MARIE GRAVES.

                  ii.       MARION HARLOW, m. ELLEN E. BISHOP.

                 iii.       ROBERT H. HARLOW, b. August 21, 1907; m. WANDA MCINTOSH.

                 iv.       HELEN HARLOW, b. June 11, 1909; m. JAMES WARREN.

                  v.       GILBERT HARLOW, b. September 06, 1911; m. LUCILLE MCINTOSH.

                 vi.       CHARLES HARLOW, b. August 12, 1913; m. BONNIE LONG, March 20, 1937; b. February 05, 1913.

10.  WILLIAM SOLOMAN3 HARDESTY (MARGARET LUCINDA2 SIGLER, EMMANUEL1) was born March 16, 1884, and died October 25, 1967 in St. Mary's hospital, Decatur, Illinois.  He married (1) ELEANOR. He married (2) VIOLA.    He married (3) MAYME STORM July 03, 1909. 

Notes for WILLIAM SOLOMAN HARDESTY:
He was known as Willie to the family. He was married twice; Ellen Hardesty met his first wife in California in the early 1940's when Wade and family moved to Whittier.

Children of WILLIAM HARDESTY and MAYME STORM are:

                   i.       JEAN ARTHUR4 HARDESTY, b. October 06, 1910; m. ELSIE.

                  ii.       ETHEL RHEA HARDESTY, b. December 13, 1911.

11.  JESSE CLEVELAND3 HARDESTY (MARGARET LUCINDA2 SIGLER, EMMANUEL1) was born October 25, 1886 in Norris City, White County, Illinois, and died December 03, 1953.  He married CORA VALE JOHNSON October 19, 1909 in Fairfield, Wayne County, Illinois.  She was born July 17, 1889, and died January 1978.

More About JESSE CLEVELAND HARDESTY:
Burial: Albion cemetery, Hamilton county, Illinois

More About CORA VALE JOHNSON:
Burial: Albion church cemetery, Hamilton county, Illinois
       

Children of JESSE HARDESTY and CORA JOHNSON are:

                   i.       MARSHALL GLADE4 HARDESTY, b. September 24, 1910, Hamilton county, Mayberry township,  Illinois; d. April 30, 1972, Cedar Rapids, Iowa; m. ANNA MARGARET STANSELL, June 26, 1941; b. February 21, 1908, Paw Paw, Michigan; d. August 13, 1987, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

                   Notes for MARSHALL GLADE HARDESTY:
Marshall arranged for a full scholarship to Coe college for his cousin Richard Hardesty in 1951. Marshall was the president of the Iowa Light and Power company of Cedar Rapids, Iowa at the time.

More About MARSHALL GLADE HARDESTY:
Burial: Cedar Memorial cemetery, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
 

Notes for ANNA MARGARET STANSELL:
SSDI shows her birth date as 21 December 1908.

Burial: Cedar Memorial cemetery, Cedar Rapids, Iowa  

                  ii.       WANDA WAVE HARDESTY, b. October 11, 1914; d. February 05, 1973; m. (1) AL ARMSTRONG; m. (2) LOREN OLSEN; m. (3) VICTOR SCHMIEDING.

More About WANDA WAVE HARDESTY:
Burial: Albion cemetery, Hamilton county, Illinois

                 iii.       FRENCH EDWIN HARDESTY, b. March 11, 1918, Hamilton County Illinois; m. EMMYLOU MARLIN, June 06, 1943, Morganfield, Kentucky; b. November 28, 1920, White County, Illinois.

Notes for FRENCH EDWIN HARDESTY:
French and his wife had no children.

12.  FRANKLIN3 HARDESTY (MARGARET LUCINDA2 SIGLER, EMMANUEL1) was born April 09, 1889 in Hamilton County, Illinois/Hamilton Co., IL, and died February 12, 1963 in Seattle, Washington.  He married MILDRED NELL MCKEE.  She was born July 1895, and died September 06, 1974 in Seattle, Washington.

Notes for FRANKLIN HARDESTY:
Frank had a dispute with some of the family, and left home with his wife. After graduating from University of Chicago, he worked for Swift Meats. He ended up in Charleston, West Virginia...last started his own meat packing plant and went broke during the depression... He worked for Sun Life Insurance company, of Canada in Charleston, and ended up moving his family to Seattle, Washington. He worked there for Pope & Talbert Co., in real estate. He retired ?? and died from a heart attack. At some point in time, Franklin changed his name to Frank Allen; his son is Frank Allen Jr. Ref: Jesse Hardesty's (1853) Bible.

Burial: Seattle, Washington
Cremation: February 13, 1963, Ashes scattered
 

More About MILDRED NELL MCKEE:
Burial: Seattle, Washington
Cremation: September 07, 1974, Ashes scattered

Children of FRANKLIN HARDESTY and MILDRED MCKEE are:

                   i.       JANE RUPEL4 HARDESTY, b. 1917, Charleston, West Virginia; d. June 15, 1965, Seattle, Washington.

                  ii.       FRANK ALLEN HARDESTY JR, b. December 18, 1918, Charleston, West Virginia; d. June 22, 1986, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; m. DOROTHY UNK, Pittsburgh, Allegheny county, Pennsylvania.

                 iii.       WILLIAM MCKEE HARDESTY, b. January 23, 1926, Charleston, West Virginia; m. (1) ELSIE HEIKKINEN, August 14, 1948, Monesano, Washington; b. August 14, 1925, Kuhmo, Finland; m. (2) DOROTHY ELAINE SYVERSRUD, January 14, 1978, Fern Grotto, Kauai, Hawaii; b. September 14, 1929, Chisholm, Minnesota.

Notes for WILLIAM MCKEE HARDESTY:
William retired from Western Airlines in July 1982. He has been in Alaska for over 45 years.
 

Notes for DOROTHY ELAINE SYVERSRUD:
Dorothy retired from Alaska Airlines in 1995. Worked in the city ticket office over 29 years.

                 iv.     DAVID RUPEL HARDESTY, b. May 21, 1932, Charleston, West Virginia; d. May 30, 1992, Seattle, Washington; m. MARGY.

                  v.    BO HARDESTY, b. Unknown, Charleston, West Virginia; d. Unknown, Probably very young.

13.  IDA MAE3 HARDESTY (MARGARET LUCINDA2 SIGLER, EMMANUEL1) was born June 06, 1894, and died February 21, 1932 in Gary, Indiana.  She married WILLIAM C. PICTOR April 29, 1916.  He was born November 08, 1893.

Notes for IDA MAE HARDESTY:
According to Jesse's Bible, Ida's middle name was going to be 'Pearl', but was crossed out and replaced by 'Mae'
   

Children of IDA HARDESTY and WILLIAM PICTOR are:

                   i.       WALTER4 PICTOR, b. September 14, 1919; d. April 02, 1925.

                  ii.       MILDRED PICTOR, b. December 13, 1921; m. WILLIAM GRUNDER.

                 iii.       CLARA PICTOR, b. August 13, 1923; m. WENDELL HALLER, October 17, 1942; b. March 24, 1923.

                 iv.       RICHARD PICTOR, b. December 22, 1925; m. JO VEOVACHI.


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