RICHARD SIEGEL, farmer, P.O. Kenton, was born in Prussia, November 4, 1826. His parents, Richard and Mary E. (Haller) Siegel, came to America in 1843, and settled in Holmes County, Ohio, removing thence, in 1864 to Lynn Township, Hardin County. They located seventy-eight acres of land, on which the father died September 1, 1868, aged seventy-two years; his wife died in Germany. He was drafted in the Germany Army in 1815, soon after the banishment of Napoleon. He left six children, four by his first wife and two by his second-three now living. The subject of this sketch is the oldest child. He was educated at the common schools, and spent his youth on a farm. In April of 1858, he came and located on his present farm, which then consisted of fifty-three acres of land, and to which he has since added, until he now owns 113 acres. He aided in building Lynn Valley Methodist Episcopal Church, and in all the improvements of the township. On May 3, 1853, he was married to Sarah, daughter of William and Margaret (Maxwell) Reimsburg. This union has resulted in six children, viz.: William R., Mary C., wife of H.G. Walgamot; Martha E. (deceased), Mahala, wife of R.W. Bulsford; Miller C., and an infant son deceased. Mr. Siegel is serving his second term as Justice of the Peace, and was Township Trustee for three years, Assessor for one year, and four years a member of the Board of Education. His wife died January 26, 1881. His son William R., served as Township Clerk for four years, and is the owner of eighty acres of land.

 

History of Hardin County, Warner Beers Co., 1883