Sunday, June 30, 2013

FOUND: SIGLER Autograph Album of Madison County, Indiana

Shelley Cardiel ( has found an old autograph album belonging to Mary SIGLER of Frankton, Madison County, Indiana. The album includes entries from her sister Ella Sigler and her brother Francis M. Sigler, along with a number of her friends. Based on limited research, Shelley has been able to gather the following information regarding Mary Sigler and her family:

Mary SIGLER was born about 1863 in Madison County, Indiana to parents Richard Marcus SIGLER (1824-1910) and Vandelia or Vandalia GOODING (1834-1916). Mary married Andrew J. SCOTT on 31 December 1882 in Madison County.

Mary Sigler had the following siblings:
  • John C. Sigler - born about 1860
  • George Washington Sigler - born about 1862
  • Francis M. Sigler - born 27 July 1862 in Madison County, Indiana; died 22 July 1905 in Madison County; buried in the Sigler Cemetery in Frankton, Madison County.
  • Ella or Ellen Sigler - born about 1868

Census records provide the following details on this family:

1870 census - Lafayette Township, Madison County, Indiana:
R. M. SIGLER, Farmer, born IN
Vandilla SIGLER, Keeping House, born KY
John SIGLER, age 10, born IN
George SIGLER, age 8, born IN
Mary SIGLER, age 6, born IN
Francis SIGLER, age 4, born IN
Ellen SIGLER, age 2, born IN

1880 census - Lafayette, Madison County, Indiana:
Richard M. SIGLER, age 56, a Farmer, born IN, parents born VA
Vandala SIGLER, wife, age 46, Keeping House, born KY, parents born KY
John C. SIGLER, son, age 19, Works on Farm, born IN
George W. SIGLER, son, age 17, Works on Farm, born IN
Mary SIGLER, dau, age 16, at Home, born IN
Francis M. SIGLER, son, age 14, born IN
Ellen SIGLER, dau, age 12, at Home, born IN

1900 census - Lafayette, Madison County, Indiana:
R. M. SIGLER, age 76, born Feb 1824, married 42 years, born IN, parents born VA, Feeble
Vandalia SIGLER, wife, age 65, born Aug 1834, married 42 years, 8 children/5 living, born KY, parents born VA/PA, Feeble
John SIGLER, son, age 39, born Aug 1860, born IN, a Music Teacher
Francis SIGLER, son, age 35, born Jul 1864, born IN, Feeble
Ella SIGLER, dau, age 31, born Jun 1868, born IN, a Farmer

1910 census - Lafayette, Madison County, Indiana:
Vandiala SIGLER, age 75, a widow, 8 children/4 living, born KY, parents born VA/PA, Own Income
John C. SIGLER, son, age 49, born IN, parents born IN/KY
Ella SIGLER, dau, age 41, born IN, parents born IN/KY, a Housekeeper

1920 census - Frankton, Madison County, Indiana:
Ella C. SIGLER, age 51, born IN, parents born VA/KY
John C. SIGLER, brother, age 59, born OH, parents born PA/OH

Shelley is hoping to locate someone from this Sigler family so that the autograph album can be returned to the care of family. If you are a descendant of this family, or you know someone who might be, please contact her directly.

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