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SIGRIST/SIEGRIST GENEALOGY

 

     My paternal great grandmother was born A. ELIZABETH SIGRIST on 11 Sept 1842 in Eglisau, Switzerland. The A. presumedly stood for ANNA. She was baptised on 2 Oct 1842 in Rafz, Switzerland. There is a record of her birth being 11 Nov 1842 but this record is incorrect.  Her parents apparently had to marry and did so on 21 Feb 1842 in Eglisau. By 1856, her father, DAVID SIGRIST had traveled to America settling in Dubuque, Iowa. There he was a "saddler", "harness maker", and several other occupations involving leather. I do not know if he remarried but I think he probably did. Anna and David divorced officially in 1858. 
     Anna's mother, ANNA LANG SIGRIST, remarried a KONRAD VONTOBEL in Dielsdorf in 1860. What became of her is unknown right now. What is known is that with David SIGRIST, she gave birth to GOTTFRIED DAVID SIGRIST (22 Oct 1843), ANNA SIGRIST (8 May 1849), and CAROLINA SIGRIST (27 May 1853).
      The most fascinating part of my great grandmother's "story" is that she changed her name to AMELIA LIZETTE SIEGRIST.  Either that, or the original name for the "A" in her birth record stood for Amelia all the time. She came to America in 1858 and I believe lived with her father on what is now Central Avenue in Dubuque. They spelled their surname with the "E" by then. I am certain Amelia learned her sewing "art" from her father and along with her husband, JOHN MARTIN LILLIG, is considered a pioneer of Dubuque.
      Amelia comes from a very long, and highly distinguished line of the family SIGRIST from Rafz, Switzerland. Many of her progenitors were judges and men appointed by the Dukes to serve the country. In the histories section (under construction), I will write more about the origin of the surname and other interesting things about the family SIGRIST.
     The first pages of the SIGRIST genealogy come from information sent to me by my cousin Rudolf SIGRIST in Switzerland. Other pages are from information researched by Joe E. W. There are a few discrepancies as you will see but all in all, the information remains true to my heritage.
      I am very grateful to Jon S., in Germany (and Switzerland), Joe E. W., in California, Nicole B. and her father Mike in Iowa, Anton Lockefeer in both Germany and Switzerland, and others who have so generously shared information and helped me "find" my family.
    
    


DIRECT PATERNAL SIDE
AMELIA LIZETTE SIGRIST
Father Only (from Rudolf SIGRIST)

I have information about most of the parents in the allied lines. Check (link to allied lines under construction).  Pages 3 and 4 have the Maternal Side of Amelia's heritage.
1. Konrad SIGRIST  b. 1585  d. 30 Oct 1629 Rafz
     +  Barbara GRAF  b. 1595  d. 1635 (of the plague?) Married 1615
          2.  Verena SIGRIST  b. 1617
               +  Max BAUR  b. abt 1613 Wil (?) 
          2.  Hans SIGRIST  b. 1618
              +  Verena WIDMER b. 1616  d. 1639  Married 1638
                    3.  Jakob SIGRIST  b. 1639  (From the age of 6, Jakob lived
                                 with his grandparents (Widmer) in Buchenloo.    
                         +  Verena HILPERT  (unknown dates) 
              +  Elsbeth/Elisabeth WIDMER  b. 1618  d. 1650  Married 1639
                    3.  Hans SIGRIST  b. 1641 d. 24 Jan 1687 Rafz
                        +  Verena KELLER  b. 1639  d. 2 Feb 1705
                              4.  Hans SIGRIST  b. 17 Apr 1663  Wil, Zurich,
                                            Switzerland d. 23 Feb 1728
                                    +  Lisabeth RUTSHMANN  b. 10 Dec 1654 Wil
                                            d. 2 May 1729 Married 12 Dec 1689  
                                          5.  Hans Ulrich SIGRIST  b. 28 July 1695
                                                        d. 8 Jan 1766  
                                               +  Barbara BAGGENTOSS  b. 5 Feb
                                                      1705 d. 25 June 1750  Married 28
                                                      Dec 1727  
                    3.  Georg SIGRIST  b. 1643 
                        +  Barbara LAUFFER
                    3.  Konrad SIGRIST  b. 1645
                        +  Susann HELLER 
                    3.  Elisabeth SIGRIST  b. 1647  d. 22 Oct 1705
                        + Ulrich GRAF  b. 1649 Kirchenpfl Married 5 June 1725
                            (He then married Verena HANSELER on 25 July
                              1706. She died 2 May 1728) 
              +  Regula SPUHLER  b. 1637  d. 22 Jan 1712 Married 1655
                    3.  Ulrich SIGRIST  b. 1657
                         +  Susanna GRAF 
                         +  Elisabeth SCHMIDLI
                    3.  Salomon SIGRIST  b. 1660  d. 5 Jan 1740
                        +  Barbara SIGRIST  b. 1659  d. 15 Aug 1728 Married
                                    5 Feb 1678
                              4.  Hans SIGRIST  b. 19 Aug 1680
                                   +  Katharina STASSLER 
                              4.  Barbara SIGRIST  b. 13 May 1683
                                   +  Michael STRASSLER  b. 30 Aug 1663 (The
                                        records seem to say that he was married to a
                                        Margreth DEMUTH who died on 21 Apr 1707
                                        in Wil)
                              4.  Regula SIGRIST  b. 27 Sept 1685
                                  +  Felix BALTISBERGER  b. 1682 Married 29
                                        Oct 1709 in Hochfelden
                              4.  Hans Ulrich SIGRIST  b. 16 Oct 1687 (I don't
                                        know what this means but on the record it
                                        says, "1711 in holl.Diensten. Something
                                        "service".)   
                                   + Susann NEUKOM
                                   + Suann RUTSCHMANN
                                   + Barbara A. GRAF
                              4.  Elisabeth SIGRIST  b. 21 June 1691  d. 7 Sept
                                       1763
                                   + Johann EGGLI from Dachsen Married 17 Dec
                                        1718
                              4.  Salomon SIGRIST  b. 9 Aug 1696
                                   +  Margareth STRESSLER  b. 5 Dec 1697 in
                                        Huntwangen  d. 1 June 1757  Married 9 Nov
                                        1717
                                        5.  Susann SIGRIST  b. 3 Sept 1719
                                             + Jakob SIGRIST  Married 17 Feb 1740
                                             + Heinrich SCHWEIZER  b. 15 Sept
                                                    1720 Married 23 Aug 1741  Divorced
                                                    8 May 1742  
                                             +  Salomon BUCHLER  Married 19 Feb
                                                   1743
                                         5.  Barbara SIGRIST  b. 31 Aug 1721
                                              +  Jakob GRAF  b. 9 May 1700 Married
                                                   10 Feb 1745
                                         5.  Margaretha SIGRIST  b. 30 Dec 1722 d.
                                                        27 Feb 1769 
                                              +  Konrad NEUKOM  b. 18 July 1723
                                                   Married 16 Mar 1746
                                         5.  Katharina SIGRIST  b. 5 Nov 1726
                                              +  Franz SIGRIST  Married 10 Mar 1751
                                                    (This was his 1st marriage. His second
                                                     was to Margaretha FEHR.)
                                         5.  Johannes SIGRIST  b. 19 Sept 1728  d. 3
                                                    Oct  1807 
                                              +  Ester HUBER b. 2 Dec 1731  d. 1
                                                    Dec 1806  Married 25 June 1753 

                                               SEE SIGRIST PAGE 2
  
                                              
                                          5.  Jakob SIGRIST  b. 5 Mar 1731
                                              +   Susann NEUKOM
                           + Verena GRAF  b. 1662  d. 4 Dec 1744  Married 14
                                July 1733. She had been married before to Jakob
                                SIGRIST
            2.  Anna SIGRIST  b. 1620  d. 1635 of the plague
            2.  Jakob SIGRIST  b. 1622  d. 1635 of the plague
            2.  Barbara SIGRIST  b. 1626  d. 1635 of the plague
            2.  Katharina SIGRIST  b. 1628  d. 1635 of the plague
            2.  Elisabeth SIGRIST  b. 1630 
                +  Marx HELLER  of Kirchenpfl Married 7 Aug 1650
                        
                                                           
                   

        
      

    
  
    This is the church in Eglisau, Switzerland where my great grandmother,
        Amelia Lizette SIGRIST was baptised.  The picture on the left was taken
       from across the River Rhine. On the right is the church tower. 


 


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