HUNTINGDON CO, PA
1850 INDIANA CO, PA CENSUS
FREDRICK SELLERS 23? PA, laborer, living with
SAMUEL SELLY 40 PA
CATHARINE 30 PA
JOHN 15 PA
MAUD? 12f PA
NANCY 7 PA
SUSAN 6 PA
LAMEBE? 4F PA
MICHAEL 6/12 PA
Subject: John Siberts, m Josephine Lacour [s Adam Siberts + Sara Lilly]
John E. Gable, History of Cambria County, Pennsylvania, VII, Historical Publishing Company, Topeka and Indianapolis, 1926.
JOHN SIBERTS, burgess of Hastings, is a representative citizen of Cambria County. He was born at Homer City, Indiana County, Pa., Jan. 25, 1882, and is the son of Adam and Sarah (Lilly) Siberts.
Adam Siberts was a native of Germany, as was his wife. They were early settlers of Indiana County, where Mr. Siberts was extensively engaged in the lumber business. He died in 1888 and is buried in Altoona, Pa. His widow died in 1905. They were the parents of the following children: Benjamin, and Harry, [both] deceased; William, lives at Hastings; Margaret, married to Joseph Yeager, lives at Phoeniz, Ariz.; John, the subject of this sketch; and Lulu, deceased.
John Siberts entered the mines when he was 12 years of age as a driver. Eight years later he became interested in the theatrical business and for 12 years was manager of the Hastings Opera House. In 1911 he became proprietor of the Hasting Auto Company and conducted that business as Ford and Dodge agent in Hastings until 1923, when he disposed of the business and conducted a billiard parlor until it was destroyed by fire.
Mr. Siberts has served a burgess of Hastings since Jan. 1, 1926. Before his election he had served as a member of the council for 11 years.
On Nov. 23, 1899, Mr. Siberts was united in marriage with Miss Josephine Lacour of Houtzdale, the daughter of Peter and Josephine Lacour, natives of France, and both now deceased. Seven children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Siberts:
Edward, born March 31, 1902;
Hazel, born June 11, 1905, [m Joseph Sellers]a graduate of Hastings High School, Indiana State Normal School; William, born Feb. 27, 1911; Dorothy, born Aug. 15, 1914; Pauline, born Nov. 14, 1916; [m Joseph Frontino] Robert, born Sept. 7, 1919, and Donald, born April 24, 1923.
Mr. Siberts is a Democrat, a member of the Catholic Church, Eagles and Moose lodges, and Woodmen of the World. He is a citizen of material worth to his community.
Note: Mr. Siberts three youngest sons established a garage, and supplied the Driver's Ed cars for Hastings High School.
Does anyone know which Yeager family Joseph Yeager belongs to?