My mother recently sent me a document that she cringes at as a geneology researcher because of the lack of documentation, but she admits it is interesting at the very least. It's called "The Siecks in America" by William Michael Sieck, and he says:
"The following Siecks and Sieckes gave me most of the information about the history of the Sickes back to the year 1304."
"William A. Sieck, Philadelphia, PA; Carl Sieck, Long Island, NY; Claymore C. Sieck, Baltimore, MD; Henry William Sieck, Brookfield, IL; William A. Sieck, Chicago, IL; Christian J. Siecke, New York, NY; Eric O. Siecke, College Station, TX; Clifford E. Sieck, Omaha, NE; Lewis W. Sieck, Melberne, FL; Otto Sieck, Hollywood, CA."
"As early as the year 1304, Eric Siecke and his family came down from Norway and settled a town called Siecke in Holstein, Germany. The Sieckes were famous 'hammer men' and as time went on the Sieckes were leaders in heavy industry. When the thirty-year war came in 1618-1648, the Sieckes lost out in North Germany. Some went down to Wertenberg and Hesse. Our part of the Siecke Clan fled to France. The town called Siecke, where they lived, was changed to Waldeck for Political reasons.
"I have contacted about thirty-five Sieckes and Siecks all over the U.S. Most of them came from North Germany. A few of the Sieck families carry the 'e' on their name, but most of the Siecks have dropped it.
"I have contacted an Eric O. Siecke at College Station, TX. He is an uncle to an Eric Siecke at Los Angeles, CA.
"In this booklet you will find the history of our part of the Joseph Peter Sieck family who were born near Rheims, France, and how they returned to Germany."
I can give more information to anyone interested in this document.
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