History of Jeremiah Siebert: mentions Wilday Family

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JEREMIAH SIEBERT (BY KN8LKY MOORR) Member .Illinois Historical Society Ono of the best known early , th«*ir po^xftHor residents of Morgan County Jeremiah SI bert. A sketch of him appeared In un "Atlas Map" published by Andrea«, Lytle and Co., In 1872. A pari of It follow«: "Jeremiah Slbert wan a native of Monroe county. »Virginia, born June 26th, 1806. Ho wan the of | guarantee .......................’•I'o.'nlly who«. «" this case. they are accompanied | by a good physical constitution. Possessing these elements largely, Mr. Slbert succeeded In acquiring considerable property In land, lb- sold his farm, on which he first settled, in the a mond Grove" farm, situated ! south of the fi\y of Jacksonville, j ginia, was farming. George j which at that time contained six Slbert was a native of Germany, 1 hundred and forty acres, on who came to this country during I which he now resides, owning at the Revolutionary War; after | the present time more Oian half whlch he settled In the "Old of his original purchase. 1* Is a 1 Domlnion," where he became ac- * good farm, and. being contiguous j quainted with his wife, Miss to the city, is very valuable Mr. I Susanna Smith, whose line of an- i Slbert siill < uns several n i ad red t cestry was English. In 1818, he 1 acres of ihe rich, slluvial hot-) r moved to Ohio, which, at that tom land, near Meredoula, which seventh child of George and spring of 1XGG, to his brother- Susanna Sibert, who had a in-law. Jerlel Wilday. Mr. Slbert family of eight children; four of | purchased the well known "Ola whom are still living. His occupation while living in Vir- time, was in ita Inclplency as a j Is located in one of the best corn) state. He removed from Ohio In growing sections of the . states. j 1835, and settled In thv present * Mr. Sibert was ono of the old I <limits of Scott county, Illinois, j citizens of Morgan county. Com- I Mrs. Sibert died at their real- ( ing into the countv at an early dence, January 12. 1838. Mr. ! day, he, in common with the old Sibert died also in November, settlers, had to suffer the prlva* j 1845. Through life he was a lions of a pioneer life. Mr. Sib- man of industrious habits, a ert's fourth son, Alexander, en- marked trait which he transmit- 1 listed in the 1st Missouri Cav- ted to his children. In his politl- t airy. Company G, being enrolled cal views, in the days of Jeffer-j August 1st, 1861. He participation he was a republican, and la- ed in the battle of Pea Ridge, and ter in life a democrat. the minor battles and skirmishes "Jeremiah Slbert, in his early in which the regiment was engag- life, was deprived of the advant- j ed. The fatigues and privations ages of a liberal education. He { of camp life undermined his con- was thirteen years of age when , stitution, and he became the vic- hls father left Virginia.' where ititn of disease. He was prostrat- the facilities for even a common ed and after remaining for some school education were poor, and time in the hospital at Helena, in Ohio, in the neighborhood Arkansas, he was sent to Jef- where his father settled, owing ; ferson Barracks, Missouri, where, to the sparseness of the popula-j on the recommendation of Gov- tlon, the opportunities were al- i ernor Y’ates. he was honorably most as deficient as in Virginia, discharged, Feb. 14, 1863. His In Ohio he became acquainted , father brought him home, where with an amiable young lady. Miss he remained, living but a short Eliza Wilday. daughter of j time. He died March 1st, follow- Thotnas ‘ and Eleanor Wilday, • ing. He was one of the noble citizens of Pike County, Ohio, martyrs, who so freely offered up their lives for their country. "Three of Mr. Slbert s living children have been married; ono non is a widower; one daughter a widow, former wife of Rev. John M. Lane, and Lydia, present wife of George Rector. George R., is now residing on formerly from the state of Dela war". He was married on the 15th of November. 1831. Mrs. Slb­ ert was a native of Ohio, born May 5th. 1810. As a fruit of this union they have had twelve children, five of whom are now living. After his marriage Mr. the bottom, near Meredosla. In Sibert engaged in farming on his I polities, Mr. ,Sibert was formerly own account, in Ohio, where he a whig, but when that party be* resided till 1835, then with his came disorganized, lie became a family, he moved to the present } republican. He has acted stead- llmlts of Scott county, Illinois. ’ ily with the republican party After a residence of a few | since its organization, voting | month?«, he removed, In January, j twice for Abraham Lincoln and 1S36, In company with his at the last election for General brother Gideon (who now resides near him), and located near the bluffs, about four miles east of the village of Meredosia. Here they bought several hundred Grant. In the life of Jeremiah Slbert we find lessons of instruction very valuable for the young man who has his way to make. He has a firm will and a constl- acres of land on the rich Illinois 1 tutlon capable of great endur- bottomi, where he became quite ; ance. The great secret of Mr. largely engaged In raising grain, i Slbert’s success in life consist* as well as stock, to some extent. ! In the combination of temper* Mr. Sibert had £ome means to ance. industry, persistance, and begin with, when«he first came to economy, which are so happily Morgan County. Although his ! blended in his character. The capital was small, he possessed word "fail" is not in his voca* that energy and perseverance, ad- : bulary.” ded to habits of economy, which ! Mr. Jeremiah Sibert died Feb. are better than capital, and to 2. IS80.

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  1. The Jacksonville Daily Journal,
  2. 27 Aug 1924, Wed,
  3. Page 3

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