from Ball, T.H., editor. Encyclopedia of Genealogy and Biography of Lake County, Indiana with a Compendium of History 1834-1904. Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1904. pp. 76-77.
WILLIAM SIGLER was a merchant for many years at Lowell. He was born December 31, 1822, in Clarksburg, which is now in West Virginia, and so was fifteen years of age when the Sigler family settled in this county. In May, 1848, he was married to Miss Margaret Lee. In 1881 he removed from Lake county to Englewood and afterward to La Grange, where he died in 1902, nearly eighty years of age.
Of the nine members of the Sigler family of 1837 one only is now living, Mr. Eli Sigler, of Hebron, for many years one of the principal business men of that town. He has a son in Crown Point, Mr. E. Sigler, jeweler, and a daughter, Mrs. W.B. Brown: and William Sigler has a son in this county, Charles Sigler, the hotel builder at Cedar Lake. Samuel Sigler, the pioneer, has in the county other grandchildren. His descendants are to be found in other family lines.
This unidentified newspaper article, hand-dated June 1939, was found in a scrapbook owned by Town Historian Richard Schmal:
OLD SIGLER RESIDENCE TORN DOWN LAST WEEK
One of the old landmarks of Lowell, the old Sigler house on Commercial Avenue, across from the Monon depot, has been razed to make way for a modern new business room. Some time ago Emil . . . [line missing here] . . . from the John A. Kimmet heirs, and has torn down the house, and has the excavating done so that work can be started on the new building which will house his tractor business.
As far as we can learn this house was one of the first built west of the railroad and was built in an early day. In all probability the house is 75 or more years old. We understand it was built by the late William Sigler, Sr., and occupied by himself and family as a residence for many years.
Last updated on December 27, 2006.
Go to William Sigler, "Pioneer History Index," for further information.