The Definitive Dwiggins no. 110—Chronology 1781–1879
For over twenty years I have been building a detailed chronology of the life and work of W.A. Dwiggins. It includes not only information about his ancestry, immediate family, life and career, but also about his contemporaries in the design world. This post is the first installment of a distilled version of it.
July 3 1781 Robert Dwiggins born in Guilford County, North Carolina; paternal great-grandfather of WAD.
July 19 1785 Sarah Dillon born in Guilford County, North Carolina; paternal great-grandmother of WAD.
March 16 1789 Thomas N. Muzzy born in Spencer Massachusetts; maternal great-grandfather of WAD.
March 8 1791 Lorinda J. Bacon born in Charlton, Massachusetts; maternal great-grandmother of WAD.
September 23 1797 Rev. S. Siegfried, Sr. born in New Britain, Pennsylvania.
Robert Dwiggins married Sarah Dillon.
July 25 1807 Sarah Dillon disowned by New Garden [Guilford County, North Carolina] Monthly Meeting for “marrying out of unity.”
February 3 1813 Thomas N. Muzzy married Lorinda J. Bacon.
September 25 1816 Benjamin Young Siegfried born; maternal grandfather of WAD.
Martinsville, Ohio founded.
Robert Dwiggins living in Clinton County, Ohio.
January 31 1822 Sarah E. Muzzy born; maternal grandmother of WAD.
July 20 1827 Zimri Dwiggins born; paternal grandfather of WAD.
August 20 1828 Phebe Fraizer [sic] born; paternal grandmother of WAD.
February 1 1832 Robert J. Dwiggins born in Clinton County, Ohio; younger brother of Zimri Dwiggins.
Thedam Püterschein born in Darmstadt; father of Hermann Püterschein.
July 18 1838 Robert Dwiggins died in Wilmington, Ohio.
December 29 1840 Benjamin Young Siegfried married Sarah Muzzy.
April 25 1842 Addison H. Siegfried born near Cambridge, Ohio; first child of Benjamin Y. and Sarah Siegfried.
April 5 1844 Emma M. Siegfried born in Uniontown, Ohio; second child of Benjamin Y. and Sarah Siegfried.
October 14 1845 Laura A. Siegfried born; third child of Benjamin Y. and Sarah Siegfried.
July 17 1847 William Hoyle born on farm near Barnesville in Belmont County, Ohio; father of Mabel Dwiggins.
July 13 1848 Hannah W. Plummer born near Barnesville, Ohio; mother of Mabel Dwiggins.
October 1 1848 Samuel G. Siegfried born in Uniontown; fourth child of Benjamin Y. and Sarah Siegfried.
October 11 1848 Samuel G. Siegfried died in Zanesville, Ohio.
April 7 1849 Zimri Dwiggins married Phebe A. Frazier [sic].
April 3 1850 Charles B. Dwiggins born; first child of Zimri and Phoebe Dwiggins.
1850 United States Census—Zimri Dwiggins household included wife Phebe [sic] A. Dwiggins, mother Sarah Dwiggins, son Charles B. Dwiggins.
July 22 1851Louisa Siegfried born in Georgetown, Ohio; fifth child of Benjamin Y. and Sarah Siegfried.
April 25 1852 Moses F. Dwiggins born in Clinton County, Ohio; second child of Zimri and Phoebe Dwiggins; father of WAD.
October 16 1852 Laura A. Siegfried died.
July 24 1853 Sarah Ella Siegfried born; sixth child of Benjamin Y. and Sarah Siegfried.
August 6 1853 Eugene Smith Hadley born to William Clark and Sarah A. (Smith) Hadley; uncle of WAD.
December 28 1853 Carl Heintzemann born in Germany.
April 8 1855 Eva Siegfried born; seventh child of Sarah and Benjamin Y. Siegfried
August 9 1855 James Farr Dwiggins born; third child of Zimri and Phoebe Dwiggins.
January 18 1858 Benjamin Y. Siegfried born; eighth child of Benjamin Y. and Sarah Siegfried.
September 21 1858 Lizzie Dwiggins born; fourth child of Zimri and Phoebe Dwiggins.
October 24 1859 Edward M. Siegfried born; ninth child of Benjamin Y. and Sarah Siegfried.
February 14 1860 Daniel Berkeley Updike born in Providence, Rhode Island.
June 14 1860 Zimri Dwiggins and children Charles B., Moses, James and Elizabeth received by request into Dover Monthly Meeting, Society of Friends.
October 23 1860 Louisa Siegfried died in Dresden, Ohio.
1860 United States Census—Zimri Dwiggins household included wife Phebe [sic] Dwiggins, and children Charles B. Dwiggins, Moses F. Dwiggins, James G. Dwiggins, and Lizzie Dwiggins.
April 30 1861 Sarah Dwiggins died in Wilmington, Ohio.
October 3 1861 Eddie Siegfried died in Georgetown, Ohio
April 21 1863 Emma Siegfried married to A.C. Elster.
September 7 1863 Carrie Siegfried born; tenth child of Benjamin Y. and Sarah Siegfried.
March 8 1865 Frederic W. Goudy born in Bloomington, Illinois.
June 5 1865 Benjamin Y. Siegfried [son] died in Cambridge, Ohio.
December 18 1865 unnamed infant; eleventh child born to Sarah and Benjamin Y. and Sarah Siegfried.
December 19 1865 unnamed Siegfried infant died.
April 1866 Henry King Hannah born.
June 14 1866 Robert J. Dwiggins, wife Rebecca, and son Charles E. received by request into Dover Monthly Meeting, Society of Friends.
December 9 1866 to May 31 1868 Rev. B.Y. Siegfried pastor of First Baptist Church in Wilmington, Ohio.
Henry Lewis Johnson born in Limington, Maine.
Emma (Siegfried) Elster died.
March 25 1868 Earnest Elmo Calkins born in Genesee, Illinois.
June 29 1868 Frank Holme born in Corinth, West Virginia.
July 1o, 1868 Will Bradley born in Boston, Massachusetts.
Bertha Sprinks born.
Norman T.A. Munder born.
March 31 1869 Hannah Plummer and William Hoyle married.
May 6 1870 John T. McCutcheon born on farm near South Raub, Indiana.
May 14 1870 Bruce Rogers born in Linwood, Indiana.
December 26 1870 Frederick C. Hoyle born; son of William and Hannah Hoyle.
1870 United States Census—Zimri Dwiggins household included wife Phebe [sic] Dwiggins, and children Moses F. Dwiggins (working on farm), James G. Dwiggins, and Lizzie Dwiggins.
June 4 1871 to 23 June 1872 Rev. B.Y. Siegfried pastor of First Baptist Church in Wilmington, Ohio.
Addison H. Siegfried manager of Advertising Department of Louisville Daily Ledger.
Charles B. Dwiggins admitted to the Bar.
February 11 1872 Edward Johnston born in Uruguay.
March 27 1872 program of Wilmington College “Entertainment of the Douglas Literary Society”:
Eva Siegfried delivered an “Original Paper,” and Emma J. Hadley performed a “Declamation.” Moses F. Dwiggins was President of the Douglas Literary Society.
April 4 1872 weekly meeting of the Wilmington Literary Society took place in the parlor of Mr. and Mrs. Stagg; among the activities were a musical piece involving E.S. Hadley playing “blow angle,” Miss Eva Siegfried making a “Select Reading,” E.S. Hadley reading an “Essay,” and Miss Ella Siegfried making a “Select Reading.” “The entertainment concluded with a very laughable and well-performed farce ‘Irish Assurance and Yankee Modesty’….” which included Eugene Hadley and Ella Siegfried.
June 27 1872 Albertus Hoyle born; son of William and Hannah Hoyle.
November 30 1872 Morris Fuller Benton born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Frank Hazenplug born.
Frederick Allen Whiting born.
Carl Gordon Cutler born.
September 4 1873 Moses Dwiggins among list of teachers who attended the Clinton County Teachers Institute.
January 15 1874 Eugene S. Hadley appointed private clerk to A.R. Yates, Commander of the monitor Manhattan.
March 23 1874 Joseph Christian Leyendecker born in Montabour, Germany.
June 16 1874 Clarence V. Dwiggins born in Union Township, Clinton County, Ohio.
September 20 1875 Moses Dwiggins went to Rushville, Indiana to begin six-month medical schooling.
James Dwiggins attended Earlham College 1875–1876.
Thedam Püterschein moved to America.
January 3 1876 Frank Chouteau Brown born in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
March 3 1876 Frederick Siegfried born; son of Addison Siegfried.
March 13 1876 Laura Josephine Hoyle born in Barnesville, Ohio; daughter of William and Hannah Hoyle.
July 31 1876 Moses Dwiggins attended Clinton County Teachers Institute meeting.
November 20 1876 Rudolf Koch born in Nuremberg, Germany.
November 27 1876 William Edwin Rudge born in Brooklyn, New York.
Frank Xavier Leyendecker born.
March 5 1877 M.F. Dwiggins left for Cincinnati to finish medical school course.
April 12 1877 James F. Dwiggins married Sallie Briggs.
May 8 1877 to 1881 Rev. B.Y. Siegfried pastor of First Baptist Church in Wilmington, Ohio.
June 1 1877 Moses Dwiggins graduated from Cincinnati College of Medicine & Surgery.
July 12 1877 Moses Dwiggins moved to Martinsville, Ohio.
October 3 1877 Eugene S. Hadley married Eleanor Siegfried.
Paul Renner born.
Will Ransom born in St. Louis, Michigan.
Addison H. Siegfried, publisher, Louisville Commercial newspaper.
September 25 1878 Moses Frazier Dwiggins and Eva Siegfried married; ceremony performed by Rev. B.Y. Siegfried.
October 10 1878 Eugene Hadley becomes local agent for Adams Express Company in Wilmington, Ohio.
October 11 1878 Bradford Stephens born in Denison, Texas.
Heintzemann Press established in Boston.
Alfred Bartlett born in Flint, Massachusetts.
Chauncey Hawley Griffith born near Irontown, Ohio.
March 27 1879 Addison H. Siegfried, attache of the Louisville Courier-Journal.
April 13 1879 Oswald Cooper born in Coffeyville, Kansas.