The following was passed on to me:
Dave, here's what I know about the Sigmann émigrés. The correct Johannes
Sigmann was born about 24 Aug 1689. His marriage to Maria Barbara Mann was
on 18 Jun 1715, and their first son, Johann Georg, was born in 1716; you can
find all the records in the Hüffenhardt microfilms. Incidentally, the
quote below incorrectly gives Maria Barbara's surname as Manns, which is a
common error. The "s" ending is a possessive. It doesn't appear to call
for a possessive in its usage, but that's what it is. I call it the
"decorative s." Also misleading to genealogists is the "in" ending, often
attached to female surnames, as in Mannin."
I'm quoting here from an on-line source, Al Sigman, but I did verify that
he's correctly quoting from "More Palatine Families":
Johannes Sigman and his wife were members of the Hüffenhardt Lutheran
Church. In 1737 he and his family moved from Hüffenhardt to Obergimpern,
about ten miles south of Huffenhardt, according to "Even More Palatine
Families," Vol. 3, p. 1995. This information is contained in the
Hüffenhardt family register of 1736, p. 36. He and his third wife Maria
Rosina Umberger emigrated to the United States on the "Charming Nancy",
sailing from Rotterdam, ZuidHolland, Netherlands and arriving in
Philadelphia on November 9th 1738. Lutheran Church records from
Huffenhardt show that Johannes Sickmann and wife Maria Rosina with children
Johann Georg, Johannes, Georg Bernhard, Georg Christoph, Johan Conrad, and
Johann Dieterich, "Went to the new land." The first four sons were by his
wife Maria Barbara Manns, who died in 1728 following the birth of a fifth
son who did not survive. The last two sons were by Maria Rosina Umburger. No
records are available to tell us of how he and his wife fared here. He was a
smith by occupation. The sons, who were in their late teens and early 20's
on their arrival, first settled for a while in and around Bucks Co., Pa, but
around 1768 they all moved on to the area of Lincoln Co., NC.
The Sigmans settled first at Tinicum Township, Bucks Co., Pennsylvania.
1. Six brothers (two marriages), Bernhard (age 16), Christophel (no age),
Hans George (age 20), Johnnes (age 18) and two others came to US from
germany through Rottersdam arriving Nov 9, 1738 in Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania on the ship "Charming Nancy." along with their parents Johannes
(age 40) (Hans) Siegmann and Maria. (have copies of oath of abjuration and
allegiance where 5 of the 8 are identified). They departed from
Obergimpern, Baden and were en route to Lehigh co. No other familiar
families (Bissbing, Manns) are on the ship.
2. Another record has son Hans Jerrick Siegmann, b abt 1698 as a brother to
the above but that would be before Johannes & Barbara's marriage in 1715, so
maybe Hans Jerrick is the brother of Johannes.
3. Johannes (Hans) Siegmann married Maria Rosina Umberger approximately
1710. They had no children at that time and were divorced. In 1715
Johannes married Barbara Maria Mann and had four sons. Barbara died in 1728
and Johannes remarried Maria and they subsequently had two sons. The entire
family of 6 sons and Johannes and Maria left for America in 1738 and arrived
in Pennsylvania and settled in Bucks Co. They lived there for about 30
years until the 4 sons from the Johannes & Barbara marriage left
Pennsylvania in about 1768 and settled in North Carolina.
4. Various records have father Johannes born 1690 and 1695, but the ship
charming nancy has him 40 in 1738, so 1698 will be used as his birth date.
5. The surname of Johannes is used variously as Sigman, Siegmann, Sickman,
Sighman and Segman.
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