Biography of O. P. Siegfried
Westmoreland County, PA Biographies

O. P. SIEGFRIED. For more than a century the name of Siegfried has been on the roll of Westmoreland countyís citizens. Abraham Siegfried was born, reared and married in Lancaster county, Pennsylvania, and about 1800 removed to Westmoreland county, locating in Greensburg, where he followed the tailorís trade, which he had learned in early life. He afterward removed to Adamshurg, where he resided un to the time of his retirement from active business life, when he went to make his home with his son John, in Arona. Westmoreland county. There he died at about the age of eighty years. He was a Democrat in his political views,

His son John Siegfried was born in Adamsburg Pennsylvania, in January, 1800, and was there reared, learning the trade of a brick and stone mason after acquiring his education in the public schools. He was married about 1830, and then located in Arona. where he resided up to the time of his death, which occurred August 6, 1883. In politics he was a Democrat in early life, later espoused the cause of the Whig party and eventually became a Renublican. He was a member of the Reformed church and was quite active in its work. His life was upright and honorable.

O. P. Siegfried, son of John and Susanna (Miller) Siegfried obtained his education in the public schools and spent his youth in his parents borne. He was married in 1872, to Elmira Anthony, daughter of Nathan Anthony, of New Stanton, Pennsylvania, and their children were: Mary A., at home; Martha j., wife of R. A. Baughman, resides in Arona. Following his marriage Mr. Siegfried located in Arona and took charge of his father's farm, which he cultivated for about ten years, and then turned his attention to the mason's trade, which he has since followed. His active business career has never been interrupted for any length of time except when he served his country in the Civil war, enlisting in October, 1862, as a member of Company H, One Hundred and Sixty-eighth Regiment of Pennsylvania Volunteers, with which he remained for nine months, when he re-enlisted, becoming a member of Company E, Two Hundred and Sixth Pennsylvania infantry, with whièh he remained until the cessation of hostilities, Following the siege of Richmond, his was the first regiment to enter the city. He also took part in the siege of Petersburg, and he was honorably discharged, in July, 1865, after six weeks provost duty in the city of Richmond. He is now a member of D. M. Milligan Post, Lodge No. 580, G. A. R., and is its present commander. He has always been an advocate of the Republican party. - the champion of the union cause during the Civil war - and heis now serving for the second term as a member of the school board and second term as justice of the peace of Arona borough. He holds membership in the Lutheran church at Arona and is secretary of the congregation. He is always found as a public spirited citizen and reliable business man. He has always led a temperate, upright life and within his knowledge none of his ancestors were addicted to intemperance, all leading moral, temperate lives. Our subject has for the past forty years been a strong advocate of temperance.


From:
History of Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania
Vol. 3
By: John N. Boucher
The Lewis Publishing Company
New York - Chicago, 1906

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