Charles Siegel, farmer, section 6, Mendon Township, was born in Brown County, N.Y., Jan. 11, 1854. His parents were John H. and Frederica (Young) Siegel; the former a native of Wurtemberg, Germany, born Nov. 11, 1824, and was a son of John J., Sr., and Barbara (Pinkle) Siegele. John J., Jr., was the eldest of five sons and one daughter. In 1852 he came to America, landed at New York City, and in 1856 he came to Clayton County, Ia., where he has resided. He and wife had five children, viz.: Charles, subject of this sketch who married Sarah McCarty, Jan. 2, 1876. She was born in Pennsylvania, and was a daughter of Alex and Sarah (Hultz) McCarty. They have one daughter-- Emma, born Oct. 2, 1878. Mrs. Siegel is a member of the Methodist Episcopal church. Mr. Siegel owns a fine farm of 119 acres, sixty under cultivation. He is one of the pioneer children of Clayton County, having lived here all his life. In politics he is rather independent, and is one of the representative men and farmers of Clayton County. His brothers and sisters are Fred, Louis, Lena (wife of George Moody), and Bertha Siegel, who resides with her parents on the old homestead.
source: History of Clayton
County, Iowa, 1882, p. 1000-1001
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