Source: "Portrait and Biographical Record - Published 1894 by Excelsior Publishing Co., Chicago" Pages 586 - 587
John Siegmund, a prosperous and successful farmer of this county, resides on section 18, in the town of Rhine. He
is a son of Jacob and Hannah (Willius) Siegmund, and was born October 26, 1835, being a native of Hesse-Darmstadt,
Germany. He was educated in his native country, where his boyhood was passed, emigrating to the United States at
the age of thirteen years. In company with his parents he sailed from London for New York in 1848. They were on
the ocean some thirty-five days, and on landing in the latter city came at once to Wisconsin, settling in
Germantown, where they made their home for five years.
In March of 1853, this pioneer family made their way to Sheboygan County, where they bought eighty acres of land,
situated on section 18, in the town of Rhine. The tract was in its wild state, but Mr. Siegmund was a man of energy
and will, and one who was not to be discouraged by the outlook. Here the parents passed the remainder of their
lives. After a few years of hard work, Mr. Siegmund added eighty acres to his original purchase; this, however,
lies in Russell Township. He and his wife were numbered among the honored pioneers, and after a residence of
thirty-four years in his adopted country, the former passed from this life. He was born September 14, 1805, and
died January 3, 1887. He died as he had lived, an honored and respected citizen. His good wife, who was born the
23d of October, 1809, died October 19, 1882. She was a kind Christian lady, and, with her husband, was a member of
the Evangelical Church. Four children came to bless the union of Jacob and Hannah Siegmund, as follows: Jacob, who
lives in Oregon, Marion County; John, the subject of this article; Helena, who became the wife of John H. Leimatz,
of Plymouth, and died some eight years ago; and George, a farmer in the town of Russell, this county.
John Siegmund was united in marriage to Rosina Klump, a daughter of Christopher and Margaret Klump, June 10, 1860.
She was born July 1, 1842, and is a native of Ozaukee County, Wis. Mr. and Mrs. Siegmund have four children, two
sons and two daughters. Jacob, born March 3, 1861, is a farmer in the town of Russell, on section 1; Otto, born
September 25, 1862, is still at home; Johanna, born February 8, 1867, became the wife of F. Conrad, a farmer of
Russell Township; and Caroline, born December 7, 1873, is at home with her parents.
Since 1868, Mr. Siegmund has operated the old homestead on his own responsibility, and has made of it an excellent
farm. It is in a good state of cultivation, and has the necessary buildings thereon. In improving his farm, he has
but carried out the work begun by his honored father, whose worthy example of right living has been of more value
to his children than gold. In his political sentiments, Mr. Siegmund is a Republican, as were all the family, and
in religious faith they are members of the Evangelical Church.
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