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I have been in touch with Frank Siegwart of Trout Lake, he is my mom's cousin. He had some information which steered me in the right direction for Magdalena's Braun's family (which I have the entire lineage back to the 1500's now). But alot of the information he had on Gottlieb Siegwart and his 1st wife was wrong!
This is the only information I have on your family: Descendants of John Siegwart
I have found that Gottlieb immigrated to Hay twp., Ont. Canada in 1873 with his mother Elizabeth. He married Elisabeth Zimmer in Ontario on Oct. 30, 1877. Her parents were John and Sarah Zimmer. I haven't been able to locate Birth Records for John Siegwart. It's so very hard as they mangled the spelling of the surname in so many different ways. On the 1920 census records Gottlieb states he was born in Wuerttemberg, Germany, and his father was born in Lorraine (Alsace-Lorraine). Siegwart's also show up in the records of Baiersbronn, Germany which isn't that far from Alsace or Switzerland. Their are famous Glassmaker families with the Siegwart surname.
Gottlieb Siegwart was a Stone Mason, as your family said, and also a farmer. Huron Co., Michigan biographical books, and census records verified him as being a stone mason. I have been unable to find death records for his mother Elizabeth, and his wife Elisabeth Zimmer.Frank, insists his 1st wife was Catharine (possibly Diller), and that both his mom and her are buried in Sebewaing, Michigan.I have walked every cemetery in Sebewaing, and I can't find them.
So much I want to share, and ask you, PLEASE PLEASE email me. I knew there had to be alot more cousins out there somewhere.I sure hope to hear from you soon!!!!!!!!