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Siemens Family

Submitted by Carol Banducci in September 1998

Retyped By Carol Banducci 9-1998

Genealogical and Personal History of Northern Pennsylvania Vol. II 1913, pages 567-568

SIEMENS- Carl L. Siemens, the founder of the family in this country was born in Magdburg, Germany, February 29, 1828, and died in Wellsboro, Pennsylvania, April 24, 1897. He emigrated from Germany to America in 1847, and settled first in Massachusetts. After a few years he removed to Wellsboro, where he occupied a position as bookkeeper for a few years following, and then he secured an appointment in the United States Treasury Department in Washington, District of Columbia, in which he remained for twenty one years, and finally returned to Wellsboro, where he died. He was a Republican in politics, and held several of the local public offices. He married Rachel, daughter of Jacob and Abigail (Johnson) Hiltbold, born in Delmar Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania, April 26, 1835, and died March 29, 1883. Her father was born in Switzerland, and immigrated to America at an early age, and settled in Delmar township, where he cultivated a farm until his death. His children were: 1. Lousia, married Orrin Blair. 2. Elizabeth, died near Leeds, Massachusetts; married Charles Lee. 3. Asintha, died in Wellsboro; married Mark Hampton. 4. Rachel, married Carl L. Siemens, of previous mention. 5. Simon, now living in Wellsboro. 6. Mary, deceased; married, as his first wife, James Cudworth Spencer. Children of Carl L. and Rachel (Hiltbold) Siemens: 1. Mary Jane, now living in Palmyra, New York; married Job. D. Locke, now deceased. 2. George Henry, now living in Wellsboro, was a member of Company K, Ninth Regiment, and also of the Eighth Regiment of the Unites States Army, attaining the rank of first-sergeant; he is now retired from service. 3. Robert Carl, married Frances Ochs. 4. Frank Lewis, died December 8, 1873. 5. Frederick W., mentioned below.

(II) Frederick W., son of Carl L. and Rachel (Hiltbold) Siemens, was born in Wellsboro, Pennsylvania, October 29, 1860, and is still living there. He received his early education in the public schools, then became a clerk in a dry-goods store, and in 1887 entered the firm of Mathers, Graves, & Company, with whom he remained until 1897. He then disposed of his interest in the firm and purchased the furniture business of N.T. Chandler & Company on Main Street in Wellsboro, and in the autumn of 1900 removed to his present location at No. 95 Main Street, the business under his management having grown and developed until it is now the largest furniture store in the county. He is a Republican in politics, and has held several of the local public offices. He is a member of the Free and Accepted Masons, and is also a member of Ossea Lodge, Tyoga Chapter, Tyagaghton Commandery of the Knights Templar. He married, September 6, 1893, Marion, daughter of Robert C. and Mary (Avery) Simpson, born in Wellsboro, and now living there. They have no children.

* Note -There is a book about the History of Wellsboro, possibly the first hundred years in which Frederick C. Siemens and Marion Simpson Siemens donated land and I believe money for the hospital in Wellsboro. I am not sure, but I think there were 5 or 6 couples that gave a great sum of money so that the hospital could be built in Wellsboro. -CB.

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