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Siedler/Sitler Families of Preussen and Bas-Rhin

Posted: 19 Oct 2001 6:45PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 6 Jun 2002 10:41AM GMT
Surnames: Sitler Sittler Setler Settler Sidler Siedler Seidler
Does anyone know where these places are in relation to one another:

Schwarzenau, Huttenthal, Westfalen, Preussen and Nienburg,an der
Weser,Preussen and Ehnwihr, Bas Rhin, France and Muttersholtz, Bas
Rhin, France?

I am descended from a German named John or Johann Siedler or Seidler
or Sidler or Sitler or Sittler or Settler who was born about 1814 in
possibly in "France." His wife, name unknown, was a Catholic lady from
Paris. Their daughter, Mary Philomina or Philomena or Philomene Sitler
or Sidler was born about 1840, probably in France. She was also
Catholic. She was first married to a gentleman by the last name of
Pooley or Pulley. On the 1870 census, she is widowed with a 3 year old
son named John Pooley or Poley or Pulley who was born in Alabama. Her
brother, John Sitler or Settler is living in her household. He is aged
27 and also of "France." Two gentlemen from Pennsylvania are also
living with them. A John Decatur or Decatus who is listed as a 36 year
old male and Henry Barley who is listed as a 38 year old male
locksmith/builder. I note this because many of the descendents of
Baron Mathias VON SIDLER's sons, Mathias SITLER and Dietrick SITLER,
of Preussen settled in PA. I am also very interested in the story of
their immigration to America and whatever happened to their brother,
Abraham. What I have read, is that their father, the baron, was
Catholic and they decided to leave the faith and come to America. Did
Abraham stay with the church and stay in Germany? Did he marry and
have children? What happened to his offspring? I am also curious about
the Siedler or Sidler or Sitler family of the Province of Alsace in
relation to the family in Germany. Thanks so much for your additions,
corrections, suggestions and any input you have the time to offer.
Fredreica Speyer speyer@bellsouth.net


Descendants of Matthias SIEDLER as per Familysearch.org IGI Files:


Generation No. 1

1. MATTHIAS1 SIEDLER was born 1630 in Of, Ehnwihr, Bas-Rhin, France,
and died January 05, 1695/96 in Ehnwihr, Bas-Rhin, France. He married
BARBARA ENGELLAENDER (or ENGEL) February 04, 1655/56 in Muttersholtz,
Bas Rhin, Alsace-Lorraine Province, France. She was born Abt. 1635 in
Muttersholtz, Alsace, France>.

More About MATTHIAS SIEDLER:
Burial: January 06, 1695/96, Muttersholtz, Bas-Rhin, France

More About MATTHIAS SIEDLER and BARBARA ENGELLAENDER:
Marriage 2: February 04, 1655/56, Evang Ch, Muttersholtz, Alsace,
France

Children of MATTHIAS SIEDLER and BARBARA ENGELLAENDER are:
i. MATTHIAS2 SIEDLER, b. 1658, Of Ehnwihr, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France;
d. June 23, 1720, Ehnwihr, Bas-Rhin, France.

More About MATTHIAS SIEDLER:
Burial: June 24, 1720, Muttersholtz, Bas-Rhin, France

ii. BARBARA SIEDLER, b. March 10, 1671/72, Ehnwihr, Muttersholtz,
Alsace, France.
iii. JOHANNES "HANS" SITTLER, b. December 14, 1656, Ehnwihr,
Muttersholtz, Alsace, France; d. Bef. 1718.
iv. ANDREAS SIEDLER, b. December 15, 1659, Ehnwihr, Muttersholtz,
Alsace, France.
v. CASPAR SIEDLER, b. January 10, 1667/68, Ehnwihr, Muttersholtz,
Alsace, France.
vi. MICHAEL SIEDLER, b. September 05, 1675, Ehnwihr, Muttersholtz,
Alsace, France.
2. vii. JAKOB SIEDLER, b. January 19, 1664/65, Ehnwihr, Muttersholtz,
Alsace, France.


Generation No. 2

2. JAKOB2 SIEDLER (MATTHIAS1) was born January 19, 1664/65 in
Ehnwihr, Muttersholtz, Alsace, France. He married SUSANNA SYGWALD
November 14th or 24th, 1695 in Muttersholtz, Bas Rhin, Alsace-Lorraine
Province, France.

Children of JAKOB SIEDLER and SUSANNA SYGWALD are:
i. JAKOB3 SIEDLER.

More About JAKOB SIEDLER:
Christening: February 06, 1706/07, Muttersholtz, Bas-Rhin, France

ii. SUSANNA MARGARETHA SIEDLER.

More About SUSANNA MARGARETHA SIEDLER:
Christening: October 13, 1712, Muttersholtz, Bas-Rhin, France

iii. SALOME SIEDLER.

More About SALOME SIEDLER:
Christening: August 04, 1715, Muttersholtz, Bas-Rhin, France

iv. URSULA SIEDLER.

More About URSULA SIEDLER:
Christening: August 27, 1705, Muttersholtz, Bas-Rhin, France

v. MARIA BARBARA SIEDLER.

More About MARIA BARBARA SIEDLER:
Christening: September 29, 1709, Muttersholtz, Bas-Rhin, France

3. vi. MARTZOLFF SIEDLER, b. February 14, 1698/99, Ehnwihr, Bas-Rhin,
France.
vii. MATTHIAS SIEDLER.

More About MATTHIAS SIEDLER:
Christening: October 17, 1696, Muttersholtz, Bas-Rhin, France

4. viii. JACOB SIEDLER, b. February 05, 1706/07, Ehnwihr, Bas-Rhin,
France.


Generation No. 3

3. MARTZOLFF3 SIEDLER (JAKOB2, MATTHIAS1) was born February 14,
1698/99 in Ehnwihr, Bas-Rhin, France. He married MAGDALENA SYGWALD
January 22, 1719/20 in Muttersholtz, Bas-Rhin, France.

More About MARTZOLFF SIEDLER:
Christening: February 18, 1698/99, Muttersholtz, Bas-Rhin, France

Children of MARTZOLFF SIEDLER and MAGDALENA SYGWALD are:
i. SUSANNA4 SIEDLER, b. January 12, 1720/21, Ehnwihr, Bas-Rhin,
France.
ii. MAGDALENA SIEDLER, b. January 02, 1726/27, Ehnwihr, Bas-Rhin,
France.
iii. JACOB SIEDLER, b. February 14, 1721/22, Ehnwihr, Bas-Rhin,
France.
iv. MICHAEL SIEDLER, b. August 30, 1724, Ehnwihr, Bas-Rhin, France.

More About MICHAEL SIEDLER:
Christening: August 31, 1724, Muttersholtz, Bas-Rhin, France

v. MARIA SALOME SIEDLER.

More About MARIA SALOME SIEDLER:
Christening: November 24, 1739, Muttersholtz, Bas-Rhin, France

5. vi. MARCOLPH SIEDLER, b. April 01, 1729, Ehnwihr, Bas-Rhin, France.

4. JACOB3 SIEDLER (JAKOB2, MATTHIAS1) was born February 05, 1706/07
in Ehnwihr, Bas-Rhin, France. He married ANNA URSULA SIEGWALD
November 26, 1725 in Muttersholtz, Bas-Rhin, France.

Children of JACOB SIEDLER and ANNA SIEGWALD are:
i. MARTINUS4 SIEDLER.

More About MARTINUS SIEDLER:
Christening: August 18, 1726, Muttersholtz, Bas-Rhin, France

ii. JOHANN JACOB SIEDLER, b. November 07, 1728, Ehnwihr, Bas-Rhin,
France.


Generation No. 4

5. MARCOLPH4 SIEDLER (MARTZOLFF3, JAKOB2, MATTHIAS1) was born April
01, 1729 in Ehnwihr, Bas-Rhin, France. He married MAGDALENA SYGWALD.

Children of MARCOLPH SIEDLER and MAGDALENA SYGWALD are:
i. MAGDALENA5 SIEDLER.

More About MAGDALENA SIEDLER:
Christening: January 05, 1726/27, Muttersholtz, Bas-Rhin, France

ii. CASPER SIEDLER.

More About CASPER SIEDLER:
Christening: March 01, 1735/36, Muttersholtz, Bas-Rhin, France

iii. SUSANNA SIEDLER.

More About SUSANNA SIEDLER:
Christening: January 16, 1720/21, Muttersholtz, Bas-Rhin, France

iv. JACOB SIEDLER.

More About JACOB SIEDLER:
Christening: February 15, 1721/22, Muttersholtz, Bas-Rhin, France.


http://reimert.org/genealogy/database/index.htm

Jacob SIDLER was born after 1563 in Germany. Place is assumed. He died
after 1624 in Germany. Place is assumed. IGI shows a Jakob SIDLER b.
11/21/1563 in Ottenbach, Zurich, Switzerland, m. 1/28/1582 in
Ottenbach to Margaretha STIERLIN and also to Verena SIEGRIST on
4/30/1593
Children were: Frederich SIDLER.

Frederich SIDLER was born on 4 Jun 1624 in Huethenthal, Westphalia,
Prussia, Germany. He died in 1697 in Huethenthal, Westphalia, Prussia,
Germany. Place is assumed. He has Ancestral File number 50RP-0F.
Parents: Jacob SIDLER.
He was married to Elizabeth HEIDRICH on 25 Nov 1649 in Schwargenau,
Westphalia, Prussia, Germany. Children were: Johann Mathias SIEDLER,
Johannes SITLER, Anne SITLER.

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Johann Mathias SIEDLER was born on 4 Jun 1651 in Huethenthal,
Westphalia, Prussia, Germany. He died between 1701 and 1741 in
Huethenthal, Westphalia, Prussia, Germany. Dates are estimated.
Parents: Frederich SIDLER and Elizabeth HEIDRICH.
Children were: Baron Johann Mathias VON SIEDLER.

Johannes SITLER was born WFT. Est. 1645-1674 in Huethenthal,
Westphalia, Prussia, Germany. He died WFT. Est. 1651-1753. Parents:
Frederich SIDLER and Elizabeth HEIDRICH.


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Baron Johann Mathias VON SIEDLER was born on 4 Jun 1674 in
Huethenthal, Westphalia, Prussia, Germany. He died in 1745 in Germany.
Place is assumed He practiced the following religious faith: Catholic.
He has Ancestral File number 50RN-X4. Parents: Johann Mathias SIEDLER.
He was married to Dorothea about 1700 in Huethenthal, Westphalia,
Prussia, Germany. Date and place are assumed. Children were: Mathias
SITLER, Dietrich SITLER, Abraham SITLER, Anne SITLER.
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Dietrich SITLER was born on 13 Sep 1716 in Huethenthal, Westphalia,
Prussia, Germany. He immigrated in 1744 to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
On page 171 [of Rupp's collection of thirty thousand names of
immigrants in Pennsylvania] is found the record of the coming of our
ancestor Dietrich Sitler. His name is recorded as Deitrich Schattler,
he arrived at the port of Philadelphia in the ship named Friendship,
under the care of Captain John Mason, having sailed from Rotterdam and
last from Gowes. The date of his arrival was November 2nd, 1744; the
evidince from which he came is not recorded in this volume, but
information from other sources leads to the belief that the Sittlers
came from Alsace. Some may be discouraged by the spelling of the name
Sitler in the form of Schattler; but of those who arrived within the
45 years, among the thousands of names emamined, there is not one that
came anywhere near to Sitler, or could be translated into it, but this
name. He resided between 1752 and 1754 in Berks Co., Pennsylvania.
Among the Pennsylvania archives, of which there are 30 volumes, in the
third series, we found two records of Dietrich Sitler having obtained
land warrents. First under the name of Teeter Seidler, he received a
warrent for 50 acres of land in Berks Co., Nov 13 1754. Second, under
the name of Diter Sitler, he received a warrent for a tract of land,
then in Berks Co., now in Lehigh, of 98 acres, ordered to be surveyed
to him by the "Reverend William Penn," Esq., dated Oct 15, 1752, this
same land was sold to Engle Meyer, May 27th, 1779, by Dietrich Sitler,
and by Engle Meyer to Philip Sitler, son of Dietrich, May 27th 1786,
price 220 Pounds of gold and silver money of Pennsylvania, about $1600
of our money. The record shows that Dietrich Sitler, in religion was a
protestant, in demominatin, a Lutheran. He died on 20 Oct 1788 in
Richmond Twp., Berks Co., Pennsylvania. He practiced the following
religious faith: Lutheran. Family legend tells that the Sitler boys
left the Catholic Church in Germany and became Lutherans. This enraged
their father who disowned them. They subsequently came to America.
Dietrich was reportedly robbed on the journey which fact is used to
explain why he was not as well off as his brother Mathias who
prospered as a property owner in Baltimore. Their Father left them out
of the will by leaving his estate in trust for 100 years. At the end
of that trust, the German Government came to America looking for all
the descendants to close this Von Sitlers estate. This was 1890's.

In 1745, one year after his arrival in America, he assisted in
building a Lutheran Church of logs, on a tract of land near 100 acres
presented by the son of William Penn, to the German Lutherans in Berks
Co. That sturcture was burned by the Indians; but the congregation
survived and Dietrich was an officer in the same in 1761; 16 years
after, the church was rebuilt of stone, a few rods from the original
site, and Dietrich was one of the builders. This is the Moselem Church
with a history of more than 150 years. Of this church Dietrich was an
officer nearly every year from 1745 to 1765. From this date on his
son, Philip Sitler, succeeded him; and is is recorded as an officer of
Ebenezer Church near New Tripoli, Lehigh Co., from 1769 to 1770. Nor
does he seem to have deserted or seased to be honored in the church at
Moselem, even after this, for we have found the record showing that he
had audited the annual financial accounts of that church for several
succeeding years, ending with March 1778 Most of his children stayed
in Berks or Lehigh Co.

Abraham SITLER was born WFT. Est. 1695-1724 in Germany. He died WFT.
Est. 1701-1803. Parents: Baron Johann Mathias VON SIEDLER and
Dorothea.

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Ancestors of Gerald Lee Faddis
http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/f/a/d/Gerald-L-Fa...


Generation No. 12


2208. Jakob Siedler, born Abt. 1601 in Preussen. He married
2209. ??? 'Siedler' Abt. 1620 in Schwarzenau, Huttenthal, Preussen.

2209. ??? 'Siedler'

Notes for Jakob Siedler:
[FAMILY RECORDS, GRACE W. SCOTT(SITLER LINE) UPDATE-1999.FTW]

!Source of info Letter from Bernhard Freter, 58 Hagen Backstr 39, Wes
t Germany dated 11 May 1970, letter from Ernst Sittler, Berleburg, We
stfalen, Alte Warte-1, West Germany dated 18 May 1959-both men resear
ched records in Elsoffer Church, Papers of Richard Rankin Lemaster gg
ggggg grandson of Jakob. Papers in possession of Margaret Herberger w
ho has done much research on this line, George C Sitler son of Tilghm
an E Sitler. This info was in his father's papers and was recopied i n
Aug 1965 by Margaret Herberger who sent copy to me. George's addres s
Jan 15, 1960 when he was 82: P.O. Box 997, Saint Cloud, Fla. Ancest
ral File of Family Search found in all Family History Centers of Chur
ch of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

!May have been born and married in Nienburg A.D. Weser, Preussen. Thi
s where
his son was born. Preussen is now Germany.

!Surname is spelled Sitler, Südler, Sidler, Sitler, Sittler by futur e
generations.


Generation No. 11


1104. Friedrich Siedler, born Abt. 1622 in Nienburg, an der
Weser, Preussen; died Bef. 1698 in Preussen. He was the son of 2208.
Jakob Siedler and 2209. ??? 'Siedler'. He married 1105. Elizabeth
Heidrich November 25, 1649 in Elsoffer Church, Schwarzenau,
Huttenthall, Preussen.

1105. Elizabeth Heidrich, born 1629 in Preussen; died November
24, 1697 in Preussen.

Notes for Friedrich Siedler:
[FAMILY RECORDS, GRACE W. SCOTT(SITLER LINE) UPDATE-1999.FTW]

!Source of info Letter from Bernhard Freter, 58 Hagen Backstr 39, Wes
t Germany dated 11 May 1970, letter from Ernst Sittler, Berleburg, We
stfalen, Alte Warte-1, West Germany dated 18 May 1959-both men resear
ched records in Elsoffer Church, Papers of Richard Rankin Lemaster gg
gggg grandson of Friedrich. Papers in possession of Margaret Herberge
r who has done much research on this line, George C Sitler son of Til
ghman E Sitler. This info was in his father's papers and was recopie d
in Aug 1965 by Margaret Herberger who sent copy to me. George's add
ress Jan 15, 1960 when he was 82: P.O. Box 997, Saint Cloud, Fla. Anc
estral File of Family Search found in all Family History Centers of C
hurch of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

!AF Submitter Thomas R. Gold, 6912 S 12th St #1501, Tacoma, WA,
98465

!Married in Elsoffer Evangelisch Church. Friedrich probably left Nien
burg because of trouble at end of 30 Years War. In Herr Freter's lett
er he said, "Now I believe for certain that our Friedrich S. was a so
ldier till to the end of the 30 Year War which 1648 ended by the plac
e of Westfaly. Then dismissed he tried to go home to Bavaria where hi
s father Jakob, perhaps, had relations to the Edelmann Wolfgang Sidle
r (=13.12.1585 near Vilshofen, Donau). This man of nobility who had g
reat possessions my have been the cause of the "Baron Sitler" story .
Friedrich rested in Elshoff and married there the Lutheran Elisbet h
Hedrich (died 1629). To this family he told of his home in Babari a
and that there might have been an heir of his great father or grea t
uncle and so his eldest son, Mathias, went back jto Bavaria where h e
married, naturally, a Catholic."

!Additional IGI entries: In #1 only difference wife is Elsabeth not E
lizabeth. In Germany Elizabeth is spelled with an s not a z. In thi s
entry SS 19 Oct 1978 OGDEN #2. Has right date, place for wife onl y
Elizabeth SS 23 Jun 1966 LOGAN. There is an entry for Fredrick (no t
Friedrich) b abt 1624 of Huettental, Westfalen, Preussen B 7 Ma r E 17
Mar both 1966 SLAKE SP pre 1970.

!Part of the last letter from Mr. Freter, the researcher (copy sent t
o Grace Scott from Margaret Herberger)
"I was in Nienberg which is situated some aside. I knew that it wa s a
fortress in former times, but I did not know that it was so stron
g-one in those times. In the church books since 1645 there are 3 quar
ters of all dates, baptism, marriages, and deaths only by military. B
ut there is no Sittler among also not in the following times. This Mr
s. Sittler I spoke of was the widow, her husband came from Danzig aft
er the war.
Now I believe for certain that our Friedrich S. was a soldier til l to
the end of the 30 year war which ended by the place of Westfaly . Then
dismissed he tried to go home to Bavaria where his father Jako b
perhaps had relations to this Edelmann Wolfgang Sidler (=13.12.158 5
near Vilshofen/Donau). This man of nobility who had great possessio ns
may be the cause of this "Baron Sitler" story. Friedrich rested i n
Elsoff and married there the Luth. Elisbeth Hedrich (d. 1629). To t
his family he told of his home in Bavaria and that there might have b
een a heir of his great father or great uncle and so his eldest son ,
Mathias, went back to Bavaria where he married, naturally, a Cathol
ic. I don't know also from where are these dates of his son Mathia s
and 2 great sons. I don't yet find the name in the list of immigran
ts. For the following I will recapitulate these declarations of Mrs .
Herberger. In English America the immigrants in that time must naru
rally abjure to Rome. Now the searching must go on in Bavaria to fin d
the contact to this Jakob. Perhaps there will be some church book s of
that time. Signed Dipl. Ing. Bernhard Freter, 58 Hagen, Bachstr . 39,
West Germany"

Generation No. 10


552. Johannes Matthias Siedler, born June 04, 1651 in
Schwarzenau, Huttenthall, Westfalen, Preussen; died in ,,,Preussen. He
was the son of 1104. Friedrich Siedler and 1105. Elizabeth Heidrich.
He married 553. ??? 'Siedler' Abt. 1673 in ,Westfalen, Preussen.

553. ??? 'Siedler'

Notes for Johannes Matthias Siedler:
[FAMILY RECORDS, GRACE W. SCOTT(SITLER LINE) UPDATE-1999.FTW]

!Source of info Letter from Bernhard Freter, 58 Hagen Backstr 39, Wes
t Germany dated 11 May 1970, letter from Ernst Sittler, Berleburg, We
stfalen, Alte Warte-1, West Germany dated 18 May 1959-both men resear
ched records in Elsoffer Church, Papers of Richard Rankin Lemaster gg
gggg grandson of Friedrich. Papers in possession of Margaret Herberge
r who has done much research on this line, George C Sitler son of Til
ghman E Sitler. This info was in his father's papers and was recopie d
in Aug 1965 by Margaret Herberger who sent copy to me. George's add
ress Jan 15, 1960 when he was 82: P.O. Box 997, Saint Cloud, Fla. Anc
estral File of Family Search found in all Family History Centers of C
hurch of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

!AF Submitter Thomas R. Gold, 6912 S 12th St #1501, Tacoma, WA,
98465

!Christened at Elsoffer Evangelisch Church. Surname is spelled Sidler
, Siedler, Sitler, Sittler, and Südler.

!Second entry in IGI mother's name Elssbeth instead of Elizabet h B 8
Mar E 29 Jun SP 31 Aug all 1988 LOGAN Third all info same B 7 M ar E
17 Mar both 1966 SLAKE SP pre 1970

More About Johannes Matthias Siedler:
Christening: June 04, 1652, Schwarzenau, Huttenthall, Westfalen,
Preussen

Generation No. 9


276. Baron Mathias Von Sitler, born Abt. 1674 in WESTPHALEN,
GER.; died Abt. 1745 in GER.. He was the son of 552. Johannes Matthias
Siedler and 553. ??? 'Siedler'. He married 277. ??? 'Sitler'.

277. ??? 'Sitler'

Notes for Baron Mathias Von Sitler:
VERBAL RECOLLECTION OF JAMES MORRIS FADDIS TO GERALD LEE FADDIS-DEC.
18, 1998:
"THE BARON VON SITLER ABOUT 1700, HAD A FALLING OUT WITH HIS TWO SONS,
PROBABLY OVER RELIGION AND THEY WENT TO AMERICA IN THE AREA OF
BALTIMORE AND SETTLED. THE BARON DIED AND LEFT A VERY SECRETIVE/SEALED
WILL NAMING THE TWO (DIETRIC AND MATHIAS) AS HEIRS TO A MULTI-MILLION
DOLLAR INHEIRATENCE. AROUND 1750, THERE IS SOME QUESTIONS ABOUT THE
SITLER/STROMAN'S HAVING SOME KIND OF CLAIM TO BALTIMORE. LAWYERS FROM
GERMANY CAME TO AMERICA ABOUT 1850 TO SETTLE THE BARON'S WILL AND GAVE
UP DUE TO THE NR. OF DESCENDANTS. THADIUS STEVENS, AT THE TIME A US
CONGRESSMAN, GOT INVOLVED IN REPRESENTING THE AMERICAN DESCENDANTS OF
THE BARON. LAWERS WERE HIRED, MEETINGS WERE HELD, BUT THEN EVERYTHING
FELL BY THE WAYSIDE DUE TO ALL THE HEIRS COULD NOT REACH AN AGREEMENT
ON SENDING SOMEONE TO GERMANY TO REPRESENT THEM. SOMETHING ABOUT TWO
SISTERS THAT ENDED UP BURNING THE PROOF PAPERS DUE TO ALL THE
BICKERING. ALSO POSSIBLE THAT ONE SISTER BURNED A "BARREL" OF PAPERS
BECAUSE SHE WAS SICK OF STORING THEM".(THIS DATE, I HAVE REQUESTED
THAT MY FATHER, JAMES M. FADDIS DIG BACK THROUGH HIS RECORDS AND MAIL
ME ANYTHING THAT HE FINDS RELATING TO THE BARON VON SITLER/STROMAN
CONNECTION).

SEE REPORT OF THE "PROCEEDINGS OF THE MEETING OF THE DIETRICH SITLER
GERMAN SOCIETY, 1901".(ON FILE)

REPORTED BY JACOB SITLER OF HITTENTHALL P.O., SCHARTSNAU, WESTPHALEN,
GERMANY THE FOLLOWING RECORD AT THE ELLSOFF CHURCH: "BAPTIZED MATHIAS
SIDLER, SON OF FREDERICK SIDLER AND HIS WIFE ELIZABETH, BORN JUNE 4TH,
1651; SPONSORS--HANS LUDWICH THEIS OF HOFFE, AND ANNA ELIZABETH WIFE
OF JOHN KASPER MILLER."

Children of Baron Von Sitler and ??? 'Sitler' are:
138 i. Mathias Sitler, born Abt. 1714 in ALSACE, GER.; died July
31, 1787 in BALTIMORE, MD; married Catherine 'Sitler' Abt. 1735 in Of,
Pennsylvania.
ii. Dietrich Sitler, born September 13, 1716 in ALSACE, GER.;
died October 20, 1778 in BERKS CO., PA; married Anna Maria Von Resler;
born Abt. 1720 in GERMANY.
Notes for Dietrich Sitler:
SEE REPORT OF THE "PROCEEDINGS OF THE MEETING OF THE DIETRICH SITLER
GERMAN SOCIETY, 1901".(ON FILE)

http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/pa/berks/famhist/S34600...

Family History: The Sitler Family Fortune (part 2)

Contributed for use in USGenWeb Archives by Jane Devlin.
JaneDevlin@netquest.com

1. WHENCE THEN AROSE THE SITLER FAMILY?
Jacob Sitler of Hittenthall P. O., Schartznau, Westphalen, Germany has
found the name
of Mathias Sitler in the church record of the Ellsoff church as being
born in 1651.
The record when translated reads as follows:
"Baptized Mathias Sidler, son of Frederick Sidler and his wife
Elizabeth, born June
4th, 1651: Sponsors - Hans Ludwich Theis of Hoffe, and Anna Elizabeht
wife of John
Casper Miller."

This child was in position to become the Baron Von Sidler, who is the
reputed German
ancestor of the Sitler family in America. He was baptized, raised,
educated and
continued a devoted Roman Catholic till his death.

2) THE CAUSE OF MIGRATION TO AMERICA
Two of his sons changed their faith, left the Roman Catholic church
and became
Lutherans. It appears that this act of his children so incensed the
father as to
alienate them for life and was probably the cause of the emigration of
the two, out of
three sons of Mathias Sidler, and their coming to America. The older
of these two
sons, according to the law of primogeniture then extant in the
fatherland, was called
Mathias, after his father - the Baron; the younger was named
Dietrich - and ancient and
classic sound in the German Language.

By some it is claimed that a third son, Abraham by name, arrived in
this country. At
this stage of our progress we have not enough information either to
affirm or deny; and
we may take up and sift the evidence on both sides of this question at
an after-stage
of advancement.








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