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Sisco/Maryland

Debbie Smith (View posts)
Posted: 30 Dec 1999 2:35PM GMT
I am looking for information about my great-great-great grandfather's family who lived in Maryland in the mid-1800s. My grandfather's name was Joseph. I do not have any additional information about his family, except that both of his parents came from Germany. His wife's name was Annie. They had 7 children that I can account for. They moved to Michigan, with at least one of their son's by the late 1800s. Any information would be appreciated.

Joseph Sisco

Mary (View posts)
Posted: 5 Feb 2000 7:06PM GMT
Debbie, I have information on your family, from a woman named Judy Nacke. Have you been in contact with her? Your Joseph is brother to my gg grandfather, Spencer Edward Sisco Sr. According to Judy, Joseph had 10 children: Wiiliam H, Sarah Ellen, Robert C, James, Irene, Orrie, John E, Franklin, Tressie and Jessie (twins, died at birth?. Joseph's parents were John Gottfried Casper Madschopskey and Cathrina Luise Kunrich.

Joseph Sisco

Debbie (View posts)
Posted: 7 Feb 2000 6:58AM GMT
Mary, thank you for the information. The names of the children match some of the information that I have, so I am confident that this is the same family. Also we had a clue about the original last name, but not the spelling. I would love to get in touch with you or other family members.

Joseph Sisco

Mary (View posts)
Posted: 7 Feb 2000 7:00PM GMT
e-mail me at mcfeliz@aol.com, and I'll give you the address of the other family member from whom I got the information. I think she was connected to another brother of Joseph's -- Charles -- but I'm not sure. Mary

Re: Joseph Sisco

Lesa (View posts)
Posted: 20 Aug 2002 3:11AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Sisco, Branner, Dangerfield
Is this the Joseph Sisco who married Anna Maria Branner? His son James would be James Walter Sisco B) 4/7/1872 in Cumberland Maryland? If so, please contact me. I'm anxious to know more. thx.

Re: Joseph Sisco

Judy Nacke (View posts)
Posted: 20 Aug 2002 3:28AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi Lesa,
I have a lot of information on the Sisco family. Yes, your Joseph, James and Clifford are members of my family and I have information on most of Joseph's siblings and children.
Feel free to contact me anytime. I am in contact with descendants of almost all of Joseph's siblings.
I am descended from Joseph's older brother, William who went to KY in the late 1840's.
Judy Nacke

Re: Sisco/Maryland

Posted: 4 Dec 2002 9:56PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 4 Dec 2002 10:07PM GMT
Joseph Sisco was born Dec. 6, 1833 in Baltimore, Maryland and died Nov. 10, 1918 in Isabella County Michigan. He is buried in the North Brinton Cemetery in Isabella County Michigan. He is the gg grandfather of my husband. I have more info if you want to contact me.

Re: Joseph Sisco

Posted: 25 Apr 2003 12:57PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Sisco, Brannon
Lesa; The Joseph Sisco mentioned in the messages you replied to, WAS the Joseph Sisco who married Anna Maria Brannon, of Baltimore, MD, in 1862. They did have a son named James -- also, William, Robert, Ora, John E., and Frank, as well as a surviving daughter, Irene, and others who did not survive. However, there is some minor confusion about Anna's full name. According to my father, it was Anna Constance Brannon, and everyone always called her "Annie Laurie." I am looking for info on the Brannon connection.

Re: Joseph Sisco

Posted: 25 Apr 2003 1:34PM GMT
Classification: Query
Judy; I am one of the descendants of Joseph Sisco/Anna Maria Brannon. I was interested in your note about Wm. Sisco who moved to KY. Some years ago, my sister Betty, and her husband George A. Custer III, took a long drive around Brinton MI, and Lake Co. MI, to all the little local cemeteries they could find. Later, I accidentally came in contact with a Ronald Sisco, whose father, he said, was William, and Grandfather was William. In fact, he said, William was a very popular name in his family. Looking through Betty's list of graves, the only one of Joseph's sons I could not find was William. So it was obvious that he died elsewhere than in Brinton/surrounds. Ron Sisco told me that his family tradition had it that their family originated in Delaware, MI. (That's in the upper peninsula). Since the 1900 census listed William as a miner, and since the UP had a lot of mining, it seemed to make sense that William, even if he had moved to Brinton with Joseph, might have moved to Delaware in the UP, to get work. But if he moved to KY, that blows that theory. Any reaction?

By the way, I just ordered the microfilm of your treatise on the descendants of Johan G. C. Madschopskey from the Family History Center in Cottonwood, AZ. (We moved to Sedona, AZ about 8 weeks ago.) I knew, the moment I saw the name "Madschopskey" that I had hit on an ancestor. My Grandma Sisco (John E.'s wife) always told us that her father -in-law (Joseph) told her that the original family name was NOT Sisco. She never saw the name written down, so couldn't say how it was spelled. But she was QUITE certain about the pronunciation - it was pronounced, "Machuffsky." My sisters and I discussed this many times and could only reach the conclusion that this story was not true. I mean, from "Francisco" to "Sisco" makes sense. But Machuffsky to Sisco was quite a stretch.

You must have located the actual record of the name change, I'm thinking. Otherwise, how on earth could you make the link between a John Sisco living in Baltimore,and a German immigrant named "Madschopskey?"

I have a few other stories about Joseph & Annie Sisco, if you'd be interested. I've also traced my Grandma Sisco (nee McGrath), back to Ireland, but am seemingly at a dead end.

My Dad (Thomas Joseph, (1901 - 1962) John's son, remembered quite a bit about his grandparents. He even took us for a drive in Brinton one day to show us the old family farm. I could never find it again, but I suspect Betty might be able to do so. She's the oldest (Margaret Elizabeth, b. 1925), followed by Ann Marie (b. 1935) and Nancy Jane (b. 1937). My mother was Jane Elizabeth Golson, born "Jenny" Golson, on March 23,1905. I'm trying to track her family, but am halted at Peter Rambo, who was born in Holland.

My niece Debbie Dietrich-Smith, (Nancy's daughter) has been in touch with you, I believe. She just sent me a couple of newspaper clippings, one from June 21, 1904 - an announcement of the Golson-Rambo wedding. She was the first to break the news to me that the Machuffsky's had been found! Anyway, I'm trying to talk her into going back to her genealogical research. She's been working in a job that requires a lot of research (she's a landscape archeologist), and she's been consumed with that.

If you'd like more information on the descendants from my generation on down, I'd be happy to send it to you. Just let me know.

Re: Joseph Sisco

Tammie Sisco (View posts)
Posted: 17 May 2003 5:34AM GMT
Classification: Query
According to our records William Sisco (son of John and Cathrina) died in Bardstown, Nelson Co., Kentucky.
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