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 Charles Siedler

Charles Siedler

Birth
Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen), Germany
Death 13 Feb 1921 (aged 81)
Bloomfield, Essex County, New Jersey, USA
Burial Jersey City, Hudson County, New Jersey, USA
Plot New York Bay section
Memorial ID 9170722 · View Source
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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.


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  • Created by: Frank McGady
  • Added: 22 Jul 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9170722
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Charles Siedler (24 May 1839–13 Feb 1921), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9170722, citing Bayview-New York Bay Cemetery, Jersey City, Hudson County, New Jersey, USA ; Maintained by Frank McGady (contributor 15991677) .