Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Family Birth: Anna Steimer Laaks Siddall

My first cousin 4 times removed, Anna Steimer, was born in Mifflin Township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania on May 7, 1866. In the 1880 census, she was a 14-year-old living with her 12 siblings and parents, John Jacob & Mary Bost Steimer. By 1900, she was a widow with four children between the ages of 3 and 10.

Duquesne, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania During those two censuses, Anna married William Laaks; their first child was born in 1889, and her husband died sometime after the birth of their last child in 1897 and the 1900 census. In 1900, she was living in Duquesne and supported her family by doing laundry.

On May 14, 1904, a marriage license was issued to Anna and James Siddall, who had just arrived from England the previous year. While the date of the marriage was not recorded (or at least hasn't been found yet), the couple had a son George in 1905and were living together up until the year of his death in 1920.

Anna Steimer Laaks Siddall died 8 years later on March 29, 1928, in Duquesne, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. She was a mother, grandmother, and one of the first of her siblings to pass away.

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