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Charles Siedler
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Birth: May 24, 1839
Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen), Germany
Death: Feb. 13, 1921
Bloomfield
Essex County
New Jersey, USA

16th mayor of Jersey City

The son of J. Joseph Siedler and Charlotte Hildebrand, Charles was born in Münden, Germany. His mother died shortly after his birth. He and his father then immigrated to New York City in 1842. His father died in 1851, forcing Siedler to find work. He eventually joined the P. Lorillard Tobacco Company in the Bronx. He married Julia T. Franklin and had five children; Ella M., Pierre Lorillard, Julia, Charlotte M. and George J. By 1868, Siedler became a partner of Pierre Lorillard. Shortly after in 1872, the company moved to downtown Jersey City. The Republicans, who needed a candidate, talked Siedler into running for mayor of Jersey City. Siedler was elected mayor in 1876 and served one two-year term. He was dissatisfied with politics and left after his term was served in 1878. Less then two months later on June 28, 1878, his wife Julia died. On October 28, 1879, Siedler married Grace Syms of Hoboken. He retired from P. Lorillard Co. in 1894.

 
 
Burial:
Bayview-New York Bay Cemetery
Jersey City
Hudson County
New Jersey, USA
Plot: New York Bay section
 
Created by: Frank McGady
Record added: Jul 22, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9170722
Charles Siedler
Added by: Frank McGady
 
Charles Siedler
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Charles Siedler
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Ruhe in Freiden, Herr Mayor.
- Frank McGady
 Added: Aug. 9, 2005
 
 
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