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  • ID: I77378
  • Name: Franz Siebert
  • Given Name: Franz
  • Surname: Siebert
  • Name: Franz Sievert
  • Given Name: Franz
  • Surname: Sievert
  • Sex: M
  • Change Date: 14 JAN 2010
  • Note:
    Franz arrived in Belleville, Illinois from Germany about 1851, at age 17

    Franz was a Blacksmith before entering service in the Union Army
    Marriage date was taken from "Records 1845-1869" by Robert Buecher 1980.
    Franz and Elizabeth had 5 Sons before the Civil War, all died of Small Pox, contracted from a visiting family member or friend from Germany . After the War they had 2 Daughters.

    Illinois Regional Archives Depository in Carbondale, Ill. Replied on 22 June 1994 that no Undertaker, Probate Will or Probate Case Records for Franz were Found in St. Clair Co.

    The following appears to be credible evidence as to Franz?s German home town. The 1983 Supplement to the 1st Edition of the "Passenger and Immigration Index" Ref. table 973 W32p Supplement shows a Franz Joseph Siebert arriving in the U.S. in 1856, no Port given. The Source Book Is 9067 Page 180. The Book mentioned is "Die Auswanderung Aus Dem Herzogtum Nassau" the Duchy of Nassau is located on the German Map South and West of Dresden and South and East of Karl Marx Stadt, just North .of the Czech. border.
    This seems to contradict being born in "Hassloch" if true.
    1 2
  • Birth: 8 APR 1834 in Hassloch, Germany
  • Death: 20 JUN 1914 in Belleville, St. Clair County, Illinois USA
  • Note:
    He lived at 311 No. High Street. Belleville Ill. when he died. Cause of death was Chronic Bronchitis
  • Burial: 22 JUN 1914 Belleville, St. Clair County, Illinois USA
  • Note:
    Buried in Walnut Hill Cemetery
    lot #82, blk.#2, Grave #1
  • Event: U. S. Census
  • Note:
    1860 United States Federal Census
    Township 1 Range 8, St Clair County, Illinois
    Frank J Seabar Head 26 Born in Bavaria
    Occupation: Laborer
    Elizth Seabar Wife 27 Born in Darmstadt
    1870 United States Federal Census
    Belleville, St Clair County, Illinois
    Franz Sieber Head 36 Born in Bavaria / Bayern
    Occupation: Engineer
    Elizabeth Sieber Wife 37 Born in Hesse-Darmstadt / Hessen-Darmstadt
    Louis Sieber son 8 Born in Illinois
    Dorothea Sieber daughter 6 Born in Illinois
    Lina Sieber daughter 3 Born in Illinois
    Charles Sieber son 1 Born in Illinois
    1880 United States Federal Census
    Belleville, Saint Clair County, Illinois
    Frank Siebert Head 48 Born in Bavaria
    Occupation: Laborer
    Elizabetha Siebert Wife 47 Born in Darmstadt
    Dora Siebert daughter 16 Born in Illinois
    Lena Siebert daughter 13 Born in Missouri
  • Event: U. S. Civil War (Union) Military
  • Note:
    Franz was a Soldier in the Civil War in the Union Army, enlisted 19 Aug.1861 at Springfield, Illinois. He served as a member of the 43rd Illinois Infantry Company "A". He was a member of the Hecker Ill. Post No. 443, g.a.r. who officiated at his burial. He was wounded in the Left Thigh at Pittsburgh Landing, Tennessee, and was discharged at Bolivar, Tennessee, Sept. 9th 1862. $4.00 per Month Pension, Pension Cert. #31284 Information is from the National Archives.
    U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865
    Name: Franz Siebert
    Side: Union
    Regiment State/Origin: Illinois
    Regiment Name: 43 Illinois Infantry
    Regiment Name Expanded: 43rd Regiment, Illinois Infantry
    Company: A
    Rank In: Private
    Rank In Expanded: Private
    Rank Out: Private
    Rank Out Expanded: Private
    Film Number: M539 roll 82

    National Park Service. U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2007. Original data: National Park Service, Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, online , acquired 2007.
    This database contains the names of approximately 6.3 million soldiers who served in the American Civil War. In addition to their names, information that may be listed for each soldier includes regiment, company, and rank
    U.S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles
    Name: Franz Seibert
    Residence: Belleville, Illinois
    Enlistment Date: 19 Aug 1861
    Rank at enlistment: Private
    State Served: Illinois
    Was Wounded?: Yes
    Survived the War?: Yes
    Service Record: Enlisted in Company A, Illinois 43rd Infantry Regiment on 16 Dec 1861.
    Mustered out on 10 Sep 1862.
    Sources: Illinois: Roster of Officers and Enlisted Men

    Regiment: 43rd Infantry Regiment Illinois
    Date of Organization: 12 Oct 1861
    Muster Date: 30 Nov 1865
    Regiment State: Illinois
    Regiment Type: Infantry
    Regiment Number: 43rd
    Officers Killed or Mortally Wounded: 8
    Officers Died of Disease or Accident: 2
    Enlisted Killed or Mortally Wounded: 75
    Enlisted Died of Disease or Accident: 161
    Regimental Soldiers and History: List of Soldiers

    Regimental History
    (Three Years)

    Forty-third Infantry. - Cols., Julius Raith, Adolph
    Engelmann; Lieut.-Cols., Adolph Engelmann, Adolph Dengler;
    Majs., Adolph Dengler, Charles Stephani, Hugo Westerman. This
    regiment was organized at Camp Butler in Sept., 1861, and was
    mustered into the U. S. service on Oct. 12. On the following
    day, containing only eight companies, it moved by railroad to
    Benton barracks, St. Louis, Mo., where it was armed with old
    Harper's Ferry and English Tower muskets, changed from flint
    locks to percussion guns. On Jan. 20-2l Cos. I and K were
    added to the regiment and it was armed with new Belgian rifles,
    an excellent arm, but very heavy. At the battle of Shiloh the
    43d for a long time alone supported the Waterhouse battery and
    with it offered a stubborn resistance to the enemy, leaving in
    this first position 36 of its number dead, while many had been
    carried to the rear severely wounded. In every position held
    by the regiment during the first day's fighting it left its
    dead and wounded, and the latter, being carried off by the
    enemy, were the only men who had to be reported missing. The
    advance the next day was slow and it was 4 P.M. when what was
    left of the regiment again stacked arms in front of its camp.
    Out of a total of 500 taken into action it had lost 206, of
    whom 49 had been left dead on the field. In the early spring
    of 1863, 200 men of the regiment were mounted and made expeditions
    to the distance of 40 miles from Bolivar, Tenn. (where the
    regiment was stationed), engaging in several skirmishes and
    capturing many prisoners and horses. In the spring of 1864 the
    43d took part in the Red river expedition, after which it
    remained at Little Rock, Ark., until the enlistment for three
    years expired, when the non-veterans were mustered out on
    Dec. 16. 1864.

    Forty-third (Consolidated) Infantry.- Col., Adolph
    Dengler; Lieut.-Cols., Adolph Dengler, Hugo Westerman; Maj.,
    Hugo Westerman. Not quite three-fourths of the membership of
    the original organization re-enlisted in the veteran service
    and Col. Engelmann succeeded in prevailing on the state
    authorities to assign a sufficient number of drafted men to the
    43d, so that Lieut.-Col. Dengler could be commissioned colonel,
    in which capacity he afterward commanded. The regiment
    remained at Little Rock, Ark., till its muster out, Nov. 30,
    1865, from where it returned to Camp Butler for final pay and
    discharge, Dec. 14, 1865.

    Source: The Union Army, vol. 3

    Marriage 1 Elizabeth Schuchmann b: 13 SEP 1832 in Gross Bieberau, Hessen-Darmstadt, Germany
    • Married: 3 OCT 1857 in Belleville, St. Clair County, Illinois USA
    • Note:
      Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763-1900
      Groom Name SIEBERT, FRANCIS
      Maiden Name
      County ST. CLAIR
      Month: 10
      Day: 03
      Year 1857
      License: 5526
    1. Has No Children Louis Siebert b: 13 JAN 1863 in Illinois USA
    2. Has Children Elizabeth Dorchen Siebert b: 29 SEP 1864 in Illinois USA
    3. Has No Children Lena Siebert b: 23 JAN 1867 in Illinois USA
    4. Has No Children Karl Siebert b: 7 JUL 1869

    1. Abbrev: Family Archives of Schuchmann / Siebert Families
      Title: Family Archives Schuchmann and Siebert Families
      Imported October 2005
    2. Abbrev: Family Archives of Hooper / Crosby / Bianchi and Related Families
      Title: Twig, Tree & Treasure A Genealogical Sojourn
      Bianchi's Twig, Tree & Treasure A Genealogical Sojourn
      by Linda & Mike Bianchi, email:
      The project started in earnest during the 1960's and has continued sporadically from then on with help by various family members and a lot of friends. Oral and documented family information was complied by Linda Bianchi nee Hooper and Barbara Hooper nee Crosby, later augmented with additions by Lee and Cathy nee Hooper Galloway. A special Thank You to Michele Yvonne Hayward Tate and her family and to Amy Holtgrewe Haertling and her family, for their generous help. The project continues to be updated and expanded by Linda and Mike Bianchi.
      Not all of the source data is listed simply because the data is a compilation from many different sources, most which were family oral history records. Some data will have individuals or groups listed as the source of information. While these persons should be credited and are thanked for making significant contributions to this work, they should by no means be construed as being the only source for that particular data or as the only person to have worked on that line.
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