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1880 Jacob William Seigman Victorian Calling Card, Hagerstown Maryland


#624:

Printed on card: J.W.D. Seigman. Date: 1880's. Found in the Hudson Valley of New York, in Albany County NY. Card is printed by early lithography, and depicts a flower, birdhouse and birds scene with his name. These Victorian era cards were used to "call" and announce your Victorian "calling" at homes of friends, acquaintances, family members and business contacts. Generally the home had a tray or "Charger," which was a large vessel, often silver, to hold the beautiful cards.

Found in Public Genealogy Records:
Jacob William D Seigman:
Jacob W D Seigmen in the 1900 United States Federal Census
Age: 41
Birth Date: Dec 1858
Birthplace: Maryland
Home in 1900: Beaver Creek, Washington County, Maryland
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Annie Rebecca Seigmen
Marriage Year: 1887
Years Married: 13
Occupation: Teacher
Parent's Birthplace: both Maryland
Household Members: Name, Age
Jacob W D Seigmen 41
Annie R Seigmen 35
Arthur W Seigmen 9

February 27, 1933: The Daily Mail Newspaper from Hagerstown, Maryland Obituary: "Mrs. Anna Rebecca Seigman, widow of J.W.D. Seigman, for 40 years a teacher in Washington County schools, was found dead at her home in Funkstown yesterday by her son, after neighbors had failed to arouse her. She was aged 68 years. Death was due to a heart attack. A woman ot sterling Christian character, Mrs. Seigman had a host of friends in her community. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Hagerstown. Surviving are one son, Arthur W. Seigman, this city; and a daughter, Mrs. Mary S. Marr, Clarksburg, WV; sisters, Mrs. Margaret Summers, Halfway; Mrs. Ida Fowler, Reid; brothers, Samuel Burger, Hagerstown, and Charles Burger, Middleburg; half-sisters, Mrs. Jennie Thomas, Williamsport, and Mrs. Emma Gearhart, Shady Grove, PA.. The funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon, leaving the house at 1:30 o'clock, with services at the Lutheran Church at Funkstown by Rev. W.M. Norment, assisted by Rev. W.L. Remsburg. Interment in the Dunkard Cemetery, Beaver Creek." Beaver Creek, Washington County, Maryland. (Note: Jacob died in 1931)

Alternative spellings we found of this Germany, German surname in census: Seigmen, Seigman, Seighman, Sigman, Sigmann and even Jacob WD Singman. There is much info on JWD Seigman in web searches, as this was a prominent Hagerstown, Maryland family. This would have been Jacob's own calling card in the 1880's, in the era when he and his wife Anna were married. Rare and one of a kind.

Size: 3.5 x 2 inches
Debra Clifford Ancestorville Genealogy     Note: Hello from ~debra. I have spent years collecting over 10,000 ID’d lost family photos & paper from US flea markets & antique shops. I do the best gen research I can, but am always open to corrections. This is an original antique item, not a reprint. A new high quality rigid sleeve is included for extra protection, especially during shipping. You may buy a piece alone, or large intimate 300 dpi scans of the front and back sent immediately via email, or both. Please search carefully, as they are often found together and many may be related. I also invite you to join me at Ancestorville Genealogy on facebook. Thank you, enjoy! ~Debra Clifford (contact info on top bar)
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