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Joseph Sigman - Civil War Veteran of 51st Ohio Inf
Posted by: Leslie Date: February 14, 2002 at 14:23:11
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Hello All:

I am a descendant of GEORGE W. SIGMAN
(b. 21 Aug 1881, KS and d. 1956, Dewey Co., OK) and
ESTELLA "STELLA" RUTH (FORCE) SIGMAN
(b. 9 Jun 1883, OH and d. 1965, Dewey Co., OK).

I don't have specific death dates yet; the headstones have only the years of birth and death. George is the son of ELIZABETH SIGMAN and his father's name is thought to be JOSEPH SIGMAN.

Both George and Stella Sigman are buried at Munice Cemetery (aka Huc-Mac Cemetery) near Seiling and Oakwood in Dewey Co, OK.

I am looking for more information on the father of GEORGE SIGMAN, who could possibly be the JOSEPH SIGMAN who married an ELIZABETH McGEE in Coshocton, Ohio on 22 Feb 1866.

Our ELIZABETH (maiden name not known) SIGMAN died 24 Oct 1925 in Dewey Co., OK. She is buried at Brumfield Cemetery, near Seiling. Her husband (Joseph? - husband's name not confirmed) is not buried with her and Elizabeth is shown as a widow in the 1910 Census in Little Robe Township, Dewey Co., OK.

I have yet to find ELIZABETH SIGMAN in the 1900 Census. I also have not yet found JOSEPH and ELIZABETH SIGMAN together in any census -- but I'm still looking.

The man I think might be our probable JOSEPH SIGMAN, husband of our ELIZABETH SIGMAN is likely the JOSEPH "SEGMAN" buried in 1897 in Moore Cemetery, Cleveland Co., OK.

There is a military pension card (I've ordered the records from the National Archives, but not received them yet) for a JOSEPH SIGMAN of the 51st Ohio Infantry Regiment, Companies I & F. His widow, ELIZABETH SIGMAN, filed for a pension (as a resident of Oklahoma) in May 1897.

The tombstone inscription in Moore Cemetery, Cleveland Co., OK (from a cemetery book lookup, not confirmed by a personal visit yet) is "JOSEPH SEGMAN, Born December 28, 1842, Died May 9,1897, Co I 51 Ohio Inf." There are no other Segmans or Sigmans buried in the Moore Cemetery according to the cemetery book.

A JOSEPH SIGMAN appears on the roster of the 51st Ohio Infantry Regiment with an enlistment date of 18 Sep 1861 at age 18, served in Company I until he transferred as a veteran to Company F on 9 Dec 1864. He was mustered out on 3 Oct 1865 in Victoria, TX.

Certainly this Civil War veteran Joseph is of the age to be the same one who married ELIZABETH McGEE in 1866 in Coshocton Co., OH. He is probably the same Civil War veteran buried in Moore Cemetery, Cleveland Co., OK in 1897. Probably also the same man whom the pension card refers to (time will tell when I get the records from the Archives).

What I don't know is if this Civil War veteran JOSEPH SIGMAN was the husband of "our" ELIZABETH SIGMAN who died in Dewey Co. I am hampered by not having confirmation of ELIZABETH SIGMAN'S maiden name. I have no specific death date for her yet, so no obituary, etc.

ELIZABETH SIGMAN had at least the following children, GEORGE W. (mentioned above), MAGGIE, BENJAMIN F., SARAH, and PEARL E. These names are from the 1910 Census. The parents of all these children are shown as being born in Ohio. This is another clue that the JOSEPH SIGMAN of the 51st Ohio could be our man.

Thank you for reading my long posting. If you have any information to shed any light on our JOSEPH SIGMAN or anything additional on the JOSEPH SIGMAN of the 51st Ohio, please reply. Any information about ELIZABETH SIGMAN would also be appreciated.

I am working together with a cousin on this same line. I am willing to share information, of course.

Kindest regards,

Leslie


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