NORTHERN NEW YORK
Genealogical and family history of northern New York: a record of the achievements of her people
in the making of a commonwealth and the founding of a nation.
New York: Lewis Historical Pub. Co. 1910.
Transcribed by Coralynn Brown
Harry Seigel was born in Russia about 1818, died in East Boston, Mass., April 11, 1906. He was fairly well educated, and during most of his life in his native land kept a hotel. He came to America about 1882 and spent the remainder of his days in Boston. He married Eva ____, born in Russia about 1827, died there in 1882.
1. Lewis, grocer at East Boston.
2. Fannie, lives in Russia.
3. Barney, mentioned below.
4. Ethel, lives in New York.
5. Hannah, lives in New York.
(III) Barney, son of Harry Seigel, was born in Russia, May 14, 1866. He was educated in the schools of his native place, and learned the trade of tinsmith at Riga, Russia, serving an apprenticeship of seven years. He came to America in 1884, and for a short time lived at Burlington, Vermont. Then he came to Plattsburgh, N.Y., working at his trade. He came to Tupper Lake in March, 1894, and embarked in business on his own account. He was very successful and owned his own place of business. His store was burned in the great fire of 1900, but he immediately erected a new building, a handsome business block, in which his store has been located since then. He has a large hardware business in addition to his business as a plumber and tinsmith, in which he employs five or more journeymen. He is a director in the Tupper Lake National Bank and has been since the organization of the bank in 1906. He is part owner of the Iroquois Hotel in Tupper Lake.
He is independent in politics, but greatly interested in municipal affairs. He is a member of Mount Arab Lodge, Free and Accepted Masons, of Tupper Lake; of Wanneta Chapter, Royal Arch Masons, of Saranac Lake; of Altamont Lodge, No. 609, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, of Tupper Lake; of Raquette River Lodge, No. 419, Knights of Pythias, of Tupper Lake; of the Maccabees of Tupper Lake; and of the Jewish church.
He married, Dec. 23, 1890, Fannie, a native of Russia, daughter of Abram Alpert.
1. Frank R., born at Dannemora, Aug. 12, 1891.
2. Florence, born at Dannemora, Aug. 18, 1894.
3. Eva, born at Tupper Lake, Jan. 5, 1897.
The two elder children are graduates of the Tupper Lake high school.
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