Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Leonard and Susanna Staigle

Leonhard Staigle is listed in the Family Register of German Settlers in Sandusky, 1840-1852, in the book SANDUSKY THEN AND NOW. By the time of the 1860 U.S. Census, Leonard Stigel and his wife Susanna were residing in Sandusky, Ohio with their young daughter Eva. Leonard was age 35 in 1860, and his occupation was listed as “laborer.” His birthplace was given as Wuerttemberg. Susana, age 30, stated that her birthplace was Baden. By 1880, Eva was no longer listed in the census records, indicating that she may have died at a young age. Leonard’s name was listed as Leonhard Steigle in the 1880 Census. He and his wife Susana were still residing in Sandusky, with their teenaged sons Jakob/Jacob and John. Leonard Staigle died on January 2, 1896. His cause of death was listed as “old age.” Mrs. Susanna Staigle passed away on December 27, 1898. She was survived by two sons, both of Sandusky, Ohio. Leonard and Susan Staigle were both laid to rest at Oakland Cemetery. As often is the case with individuals of German descent, a wide variety of spellings of both the first and last names of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Staigle can be found in census and vital records.

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